Hey all! I have been having some strange muscle spasms/headaches/tendon? issues lately and wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing.
For the past week or so, I am having sharp, stabbing and tender pain right at the top of my neck/base of my skull. When my neck is "charlie horsing" so to speak, or rather, cramping, their is an extremely tender spot that I can rub. I might also mention this is only one sided and it is not right on the spine, but a couple inches over in the soft depression right below the base of the skull. Sometimes I have no tender spot, no spasms,stabbing pain going on.
What sets it off? Well maybe posture sometimes. I know that when I am laying down, reclining the pain is much less, or is not triggered most of the time. When I am sitting at the computer, or looking down , or bending over, the sharp pains will come on, the tender spot comes back, and it even throbs off and on. Massaging the tender spot and areas around that sometimes will completely stop the spasming fit that started. I do not have numbness, tingling, or anything like that.
I went to the doctor and my doc was not too worried, and gave me muscle relaxer (bacofen 10 mg x 2 a day). I called in a panic yesterday saying I didn't think it was helping (actually I am not sure, it may be helping at least sometimes) and they are still not alarmed. Told me this might last a couple weeks, and that I could take 3 muscle relaxer pills a day and that to give it time to work.
On top of all of this, I have a friend who claims she had the same thing going on for a couple weeks, so also maybe it is a virus manifesting like this and inflaming nerves/tendons/muscles?
I can also say that I did get an adjustment done yesterday to my back and neck and this did not seem to help things.
My mind is going where it should not be right now, thinking tumors, blood clots, aneurysms, and the one thing that is keeping me thinking that maybe it is just tendons/muscles, is the fact that massaging the extremely painful area does bring temporary, though brief relief.
My doc did also say maybe I should take some of my ativan to relieve my anxiety right now, suggesting maybe it would also help my spasms/headache.
Any words of wisdom or thoughts from others with like symptoms?