Best treatment for muscle spasms?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by place, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. place

    place New Member



    My predominate symptom is muscle spasms. I just got diagnosed recently and was put on 50mg of nortriptyline at night but have only seen minimal improvements. What other treatment options are out there. I don’t want pain medications or anything that would give me a cognitive disability!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. kimfibro

    kimfibro New Member

    i sometimes get severe spasms in my back.

    i will take ibuprofen or the like, rub vicks into my back and lie down w/a heating pad.

    also, hot showers give temp relief!!

    hoping you feel better.....it's awful to go thru this.
  3. srh

    srh New Member

    I have been taking Mirapex for spasms and cramping for about 5 years. It works real well. I take it in the daytime also now and doesn't make me tired.
    It was originnaly a MS drug. Doesn't make you sleepy or wierd, just helps.
    Good luck
  4. place

    place New Member

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will make an appt. with a triger point person this week. I also have a doc's appt, so I will ask about Mirapex. I am so glad I found this site!