With this shoulder injury, I've been holding my shoulder funny now for 2 months. I went to specialist and now know it's tendonitis, bursitis, and a muscle that was stretched far enough to have tiny tissue tears. Dr. gave me a couple lidocain and steroid shots. My family Dr. did same thing, and it didn't help. BUT, this Dr. must have hit the right place, cause when lidocain kicked in, I could move my arm. He told me that would wear off by the end of the day --- and he was right. So it's right back to hurting like a son of a ... well fill in the blank. My neck/shoulder muscles were in such spasm last night, when it was hurting so bad, that I could feel, with the other hand, the muscles twitching under the skin. I had put on my coat to come home from work, and that set it off. I cried for an hour. Called specialist - they just said do you want pain med? I said, no, I have them, they don't help cause I can't take them and drive. (I work second shift so can't take them till bedtime, leaving me 3/4 of the day without them) Then use ice. Well, thanks. So, called family Dr - she's out on vacation till week after next, but I can see nurse practioner on Monday. I take flexeril at night, and 50mg of it doesn't do anything for these spasms. I have zanaflex left from trying it for my fibro a few months ago. I took one of those a couple hours ago. I have just enough left for the weekend. Do any of you have any recommendations for a STRONG muscle relaxer I can ask for when I see the NP on Monday? Or, any help for me with this darn muscle problem? I'm using TENS, heat, menthol rub. After having this for several weeks, I am about to go nuts here.