Benzodiazepines and the pelvic floor

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Benzodiazepines and the pelvic floor

Postby Lernica » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:46 pm

Is anyone aware of a peer-reviewed article regarding the use of benzos to relax the pelvic floor (or any other chronically tight muscles, for that matter)? My shrink refuses to believe they can have this effect on muscles. He thinks that benzos just decrease the anxiety response to pain.

We're having a difference of opinion about clonazepam. I want off it as I believe that my increasing tolerance to it is hampering full recovery of my chronically tight O.I. muscle. But he wants me to stay on it and he does not believe that benzos can have any effect on muscles.

Thank you in advance. Will post a full update soon.
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Re: Benzodiazepines and the pelvic floor

Postby Violet M » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:56 am ... 2/abstract ... Agents.pdf (page 406,407)

Diastat, a rectal form of valium (a benzo) is the drug we use for kids who have prolonged seizures and its purpose is to relax the muscles during a seizure so the airway won't get closed off. I've used it on a kid with prolonged seizures before.

I'm confused though, shouldn't clonazepam be helping to relax your OI muscle? Have you tried a TENS for the OI yet? It worked great for me after PNE surgery. I used it 2 hours a day -- placement of electrodes is important.

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Re: Benzodiazepines and the pelvic floor

Postby nooneman » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:46 pm

You can experience tolerance withdrawals if you've been taking a benzo for a reasonable amount of time, in which any benefits that you may have initially experienced, the opposite will occur in between administrations.
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