Neck and shoulder muscle spasm, unable to relax

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Hi there,

I have been suffering from depression and health anxiety for the past 10 months.

I have now recovered 80%. I am no longer in the dark tunnel, and is able to go to work and function normal.

However, I still have constant back pain throughout the day. .y neck and shoulder muscle are very tense and I still feel anxious most of the time at work. I am unable to relax.

My doctor put me on 10mg fluoxetine. It is my 3rd day on this med. Prior to this, I have been on a ssre called stablon and a anti-anxiety med called rivotril.

The ssre fixed everything except 20% of my anxiety remains and the serious neck and shoulder muscle pain remain.

My question is:

Did anyone of you have neck and shoulder muscle pain during depression ? Did fluoxetine fix the problem ?

I am 45. I still want to be able to work for 15 more years. I dont know if I can still cope with this pain. I hope it will go away after taking fluoxentine


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    They do not work but only anesthesize the frontal cortex of the brain and blunt ALL emotions. They have hundreds of adverse effects and the longer that a person is taking antidepressants the more adverse effects can happen. There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance in the brain. Some people have issues with metabolizing serotonin and it floods the brain. Taking antidepressants only makes it worse for them. Antidepressants interfere with the metabolism of serotonin and can cause damage to any and every part of the brain and body. If you decide to get off of your ssri, it has to be done very slowly. Most doctors are uninformed about these drugs especially safe tapering. They take their patients off too quickly and they can end up with severe and protracted withdrawals. Recommend a taper of no more than a 5% decrease every two to four weeks. It is important to give the brain and body time to adjust to the chemical changes taking place. If depression and anxiety are not caused by trauma then it is believed that they are symptoms of something physically going in the body. It could be nutritional deficiencies or allergies, hormonal imbalances such as Thyroid disease or vitamin D deficiency, heavy metal toxins or chemicals, genetic defects such as the MTHFR gene defects and bad gut health. Antidepressants cause bad gut health because over 90% of all serotonin lies in the digestive tract. If you can find a good functional doctor that do the testing to find the root cause of your anxiety then you may be able to be helped better. Antidepressants only mask anxiety and depression and, in the end, cause anxiety and depression!


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