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Old 05-18-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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Best medication for muscle tension?

I don't have any form specific form of anxiety, but I feel like I am always tense. In my arms, legs, everywhere, this particularly happens when I'm in front of other people. I even start shaking sometimes, and this makes me very uncomfortable. I am on a low dose of Xanax right now, but I'm wondering if there's some kind of medication out there like a muscle relaxer or something that might be better. Any ideas?

 
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Re: Best medication for muscle tension?

ibuprophen, I probaly spelled it wrong, works well for me. I do not know if it interacts with xanax though'

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Best medication for muscle tension?

These aren't medications, but they might help a bit.

Valerian root is supposed to help with muscle tension. I think it has decent results, but everyone is different.

You could also try chamomille tea to help relax you, or breathing techniques. There are a lot of natural muscle relaxing techniques out there that IMO are worth a shot.

 
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Re: Best medication for muscle tension?

xanax and all other valium type meds relax the muscles, a longer lasting benzo would be better than xanax
a beta blocker med such as inderal also relaxes the muscles
both types go well together and can be taken only as needed
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Re: Best medication for muscle tension?

I take a muscle relaxer (Soma) at bedtime to help me relax and avoid tension headaches and teeth grinding. I used to take Flexeril...some people like this one, but I found it tough to wake up in the morning with it. Soma (generic is called carisoprodol) seems to work better for me.

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Re: Best medication for muscle tension?

soma was the name of the happiness pill that everyone took in the book brave new world
its been around for a few years
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:49 PM   #7
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Re: Best medication for muscle tension?

LOL...that is so funny! If only it really was a happy pill...

 
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