Patient Comments: Muscle Spasms - Treatments

What treatment did you use for your muscle spasms?

Comment from: Rosemary, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

I have been diagnosed with Diabetes (approx 2 years ago, Emphysema (approx 15 years ago), Hypersensitive Pneumenitis (1 year ago). For approx 1 year I have experienced regular spasm around my ribcage and occasionally in my stomach. The pain is severe and can last for hours. Although I have discussed the spasms with my GP he has been unable to suggest treatment. Is there anyone out there who can advise on prevention or indeed methods of cutting down the severity or length of time of the spasms.

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Comment from: DanaK, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I am 29 years old. I have been wrongly diagnosed all of my adulthood. My body hurts constantly. Sometimes it hurts worse than I could ever imagine. I have a herniated disc at L5-S1. Doctors thought my pain will go away after having a radiofrequency ablation. (They burned six of my nerves in my back). After 5 weeks I found some results. I still had pains that would occur at night, horrible kinds. I went to five different doctors and they all said it was in my head and had no clue what to do, they sent me home with nothing but the intense pain. I don't know what to do. I have about 30 different things that I am diagnosed with at this time. It is really hard to divide my symptoms.

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Comment from: Physical Medicine, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 13

Physical therapy, daily exercise, good posture, muscular relaxants, avoid stressful situations, don't take your work to home. if you have any quarrel just turn around. Watch funny or non stressful movies or TV programs. Avoid coffee or caffeine products, kisses and hugs to friends, family helps.

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Comment from: Robbie, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 25

I went off of gluten. When I am paying attention and don't eat gluten I have few to no muscle spasms and twitches. When I eat something like breaded chicken or a piece of pie, I have terrible spasms and twitches. It shocks me that I accidently eat gluten, when it causes a painful reaction so quickly.

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Comment from: Barbarita, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I've been taking furosemide every few days, which causes incredible spasms in my calves and feet, along with spasms in my back and ribs. After trying many things, the medication that really helps me, is Baclofen 10 mg, twice daily.

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Comment from: Lindy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I have been having muscle spasms on the right side of my back for about 5 years, due to a scoliosis that has been gradually got worse. Hence the muscle spasms are also getting worse. I have seem a rheumatologist because I also have arthritis in my spine, hands, knees and shoulders. I have been taking Cymbalta for pain, but it also helps my moods (good thing) and I take Targin and Valium for the pain and muscle spasms. I don't like taking such strong medication and have asked my Rheumatologist to find out about getting Botox injections in the large back muscle. Has anyone had this treatment and if so, how did it work?

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Comment from: tskar, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I have been having muscle spasms in my neck and lower back since last Easter so my doctor sent me to a pain relief center which gave me a lots of pain medication and ended up in the ICU with a dissected artery in August. I went without any spasms and pain. After my artery was coiled off for couple of months now the spasms are back and I keep being sent to different doctors. I might have to learn how to live with the pain.

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