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?
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
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.