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spott (@spott)


Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Dec 11, 2018 | Replies (16)

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I am looking for assistance for a friend of mine. She has been suffering from several symptoms for the last 10+ years. She is 30 yrs old and has a slim build, about 5'4. She has anxiety and possibly PTSD, partly because of a past relationship. She has asthma, scoliosis and Reynaud's syndrome (phenomenon) . In addition to those she has one leg that is slightly shorter than the other by less than an inch. Also has teeth grinding issues, called bruxism and deals with constant jaw pain and migraine headaches. She is tense quite often, and when I say tense, I mean her whole body. She went to get a deep tissue massage and the massage therapist couldn't believe the knot that was on her upper back. She is on her 3rd mouth guard due to bruxism but this doesnt always help, in fact it rarely does. She always has trouble sleeping.
She is on the following drugs- atenolol
Ambien CR (zolpidem)
Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol)
Luvox (fluvoxamine)

I truly want the best for her. With that being said, what can we do to start resolving this? She has seen many doctors but no one has yet to say what could be the issue. This all started back when she was in middle school. Bruxism may run in the family as well.

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Hello @veranopage, welcome to Connect. I see that you posted a similar message in the Chronic Pain & Depression & Anxiety groups. You may noticed I moved your message to this existing discussion titled Bruxism. I did so, so that members who may have experiences to share could do so in one location rather than in multiple group and that the members who discussed bruxism previously would see your message as well. There may be a few discussions here on Connect that you may want to look through and participate in as well, as they are more specifically focused on some of the issues you discussed:

– Anxiety, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anxiety-1/
– Scoliosis, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scoliosis-introduce-yourself/
– PTSD, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/seroquel-for-anxiety-ptsd/

I would also like to invite @spott back to this discussion as they also talked about Bruxism and the challenges involved.

@veranopage, you mentioned quite a few issues for your friend, is Bruxism the most pressing issue for your friend at the moment?