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    Old 05-17-2004, 06:25 PM   #1
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    Anyone know about xanax and paxil use for pain??PLEASE

    Hi,
    My name is Tina. I have been suffering for almost a year now. I have been doing well with my splint as I have reported before. My problem is this...
    After being diagnosed my reg doctor put me on xanax and paxil..THis helped my pain tremendously!! I have been able to go down on my doses,,,in fact to only 2.5 a day, one pill, and sometimes 2 if I need it. I am on paxil, 37.5, and doing ok. Well, Sunday I didnt take any xanax at all, and felt pretty good, I didnt hurt much at all, I want off of these meds so bad I cant stand it, So anyway, Today I got up and felt pretty good and started cleaning house and stuff, and started hurting pretty bad, and by hurting I mean, the piercing pain in head and neck, tingles down my arms and legs, when eating or chewing pain in my head, etc. When I finally broke down and took a xanax at noon I felt about 98% better! My question is WHY???? I dont understand it at all. Can someone please help me out here. I am scheduled to go to a specialist to see if I have fibro, which I truly dont think I have, because I sleep well at night, as a matter of fact, when I am completely still I do no t hurt at all, its when I get moving that I hurt and then, like I said, xanax takes the pain away!! I dont want to be on these for the rest of my life,,,is that what I have to look forward to? I would really appreciate some honest answers!! THANKS!! Tina

     
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    Old 05-17-2004, 07:16 PM   #2
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    Re: Anyone know about xanax and paxil use for pain??PLEASE

    Hi Tina: I've read that you have to wean yourself off of Xanax or you'll go through withdrawal. I'd suggest asking your Dr. to help you. I don't have any experience with Paxil. I have lots of muscle pain too and don't know if I have Fibro or not, but I take a Flexeril before bed. It helps my TMJ, but doesn't do much for the pain in the rest of my body. Good luck to you. I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

     
    Old 05-17-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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    Hello, and thanks for your reply, I have also heard you have to wean yourself off of xanax, do you think thats why I have the pain return when I dont take it?? I thought that withdrawal of xanax caused flu like symptoms, I dont really know though. I am scheduled to see my doc next tuesday to help me wean off of the xanax, but I am just not sure I need to, you know what I mean? This is just so confusing. And no one ever knows what to tell me, even my tmj dentist says, "I cant give you any straight answers about your future". My doc says I have fibro, my physical therapist says no, so who do you believe?? I am in Kentucky and I dont know if that makes a difference or not as to the medical care I have received. Thanks again for your reply and hope you are doing well. Tina

     
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    You're welcome. I know what you mean. The PT I was seeing sent me to a Rheumatologist b/c he thought I had Fibro. She said I didn't. I saw another Rheumy who said the same thing. I even have pain in my fingers which the 2nd Rheumy said didn't happen with Fibro, but from reading the Fibro board, I've read that it CAN cause finger pain. I'm in Ca. and the Drs. here aren't any better than in Kentucky, believe me!!!!!! Why don't you keep taking the Xanax til you see your Dr. next week and see if he knows how you can wean yourself off of it. Hopefully, someone else reading this post will know.

     
    Old 05-18-2004, 05:41 PM   #5
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    I have been on Xanax for some time and i never would have gone on it had i not been in pain with tightness in my neck and shoulders and headaches caused from the tightness and some feelings of anxiety which by the way can all be related to TMJ. I started taking it about 2 months before i finally figured out it was TMJ and since i was not having any bad side effects from the drug i keep taking it for now. I am not one to take a lot of drugs but i do get some relief from it and hard to tell since i have not tried to go off of it what it would be like. Eventually i will for now i continue it and even though i still get tightness it does not seem to be as often which i believe is somewhat the Xanax and somewhat the splint and TMJ therapy

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