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Tight Scalp Muscles


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Hi everybody,


So far in my WD journey tight scalp muscles are one of the rare symptoms that remain.

It feels like a constant reminder that I am still in WD.

📌I experiance it even when I am not stressed.

📌It feels like it is “always” there. Even when I suddenly wake up from a dream.

📌It is mostly happening at the back of my head.

📌It does not lead to a headache and I do not suffer from migrenes.

📌Prior to WD, I cannot say that tense scalp was my reactions to everyday stress.


It leads me to believe that constant presence of this tension is due to sensitive NS and body’s physiology in repair. What do you think?


Beside massages, any suggestions on how to deal with them OR what makes them worse?


Somewhat helpful article that is not associated with headaches:


July 19th 2017—July 2018: 10 mg Escitalopram

August 2018— June 2020: 5 mg Escitalopram


Tapering started: June 2020—1st of August. Lowest dose was 5 mg (5 mg every second day for a couple of weeks, then 5 mg twice a week for a couple of weeks, and lastly 5 mg once a week until I stopped)


Drug free: August 1st, 2020


Supplements: Magnesium citrate 2x200 mg and Omega3 – 2x1000 mg.

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