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Re: HELP! Best med to treat headachemuscle pain? jay

Posted by IsoM on June 17, 2002, at 13:11:13

In reply to HELP! Best med to treat headachemuscle pain?, posted by jay on June 17, 2002, at 1:47:54

Jay, we've discussed meds before but I can't remember all that was said. I was never able to fully stop Paxil, even after I'd switched to Celexa, due to those "withdrawal" problems. After being off Paxil for months & the problems still hadn't left, I went back on 10 mg of Paxil to stop them. But I REALLY wanted off it completely.

When I started adrafinil a few months back, I ran out of my Paxil, didn't want to go to the pharmacy that night & figured one day of withdrawal symptoms would be bearable till I went the next day. Lo & behold - no problems at all! Thought I'd extend it another day & see - still nothing! The adrafinil killed any withdrawal symptoms *completely*.

Even after I ran out of my adrafinil & didn't get any for a month or more, those withdrawal symptoms never returned like previously. SO my suggestion is, if you can tolerate adrafinil or modafinil (that's the part I can't remember about you), why not try it for a while to see if the withdrawal stops. You wouldn't need to continue taking either one after a while - just to tide you through.

As for headaches - Emme's suggestion is good. I prefer hot water bottles rather than heating pads as it molds itself to your body shape & cradles it rather than feeling lumpy like a pad. Fioricet is a good pain killer but be aware that there's a small amount of sedative in it that will accentuate the Gravol. And rather than muscle relaxants (which I've used), a BZD like Ativan or Xanax loosens muscle tension MUCH better. I found muscle relaxants (Flexeril) better for strained or spasmed muscles than muscle tension.

And don't forget to use those tight muscles! Gentle slow motion (like Tai Chi exercises) releases that built up tension best.




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