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I feel like I have a vein trapped behind a shoulder blade.

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I feel like I have a vein trapped behind a shoulder blade. Is that possible?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No High Blood Pressure, Estrogen cream
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Very depressed also taking Lexapro
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Ichthyosis, just diagnosed with seborrahic dermattis
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  vakularen replied 11 months ago.

Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.The sensation of a vein being trapped under a muscle is simulated by a muscular spasm.It would be prudent to discuss this with your doctor who can provide muscle relaxants like Colchicide for this.The use of drugs like Gabapentin and Pregabalin will also help relieve the uneasiness.The drug Lexapro has aa similar side effect ,neck and shoulder pain has been a known side effect of this drug.Please discuss this with your PCP/physician who may consider changing the drug.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would a feeling of crawling skin also be a side effect of Lexapro? I have Meloxicam on hand if that would relieve muscular spasm sensations.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  vakularen replied 11 months ago.

Yes,the feeling of a crawly sensation and hypoesthesia is also associated with Lexapro.The pain in the shoulder and upper back is likely to persist till you stop the Lexapro,analgesics may be tried but may not be very effective.