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These meds also treat a specific pain called the "MS hug," a tight, squeezing feeling around your chest or stomach. But there can be side effects. They may make you feel dizzy or sleepy.

Antidepressants. They're another way for you to treat "MS hug" and nerve pain. Your doctor may have to slowly increase your dose over time, Rae-Grant says.

Watch out for side effects like weight gain, dry mouth, or swelling in your arms and legs.

Muscle relaxants. These reduce spasms that make you sore and achy.

Medical marijuana. It might be an option for you if it's legal in your state and your doctor recommends it. Some studies show it treats pain from muscle spasms.

Reviewed on April 29, 2015
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