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I seem to be getting muscle spasms or knots around my shoulder blades and today just below the shoulder blade like the muscles between my ribs are clamping up, take your breath away. I have done everything today tramadol, nsaids lyrica, linament, tens machine, heat pack aarrgghh. I think its not going anywhere until i take some benzo's etc for sleep, i hope....
....Be nice to get a few shots of lignocaine into the muscles to numb them when these things happen.
Oxytocin is something I asked to get tested recently (don't have the results in yet). It moderates inflammation and might be involved in heart function. It can affect fluid and electrolyte balances, and modulates HPA access by having an impact on cortisol and ACTH release, so could cause a lot of problems that way.
Though it sounds like both low and high levels would have the potential for causing different problems.
I'm going after problems which are more likely to be causative, rather than downstream effects. I was diagnosed with late-stage Lyme a couple months ago, and will start aggressive IV antibiotic treatment shortly.You're not very talkative today huh ))
No but seriously , why not ?? I'm considering to test but will cost me again a test .
I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone is considering Oxytocin, I have been using it for a week now with daily subcutaneous injections of 40iu/day + extra 20iu/day when needed for high pain/stress and it has been amazing! It is early days, but it has made a huge difference and the side effects are so minimal that they don't even register.
I'm sorry, I don't know what PEM stands for
I'm sorry that your experience with Oxytocin was so different, I know how disheartening it is to try things and have them not work. If you don't mind me asking, are you male or female?