They're worth a try if you can handle them... if it's JUST fibro, they won't help much but if there's an inflammatory element involved, it might. Otherwise, there's always Tylenol...
You do need to stretch, as hard as that sounds... the less you do, the longer the flare-up will last and the worse it will get.
I know it seems impossible right now, but I also know If I can do it,
. We may have to work through tears, but it's the only real solution I've ever found that actually works.
A shower will work to warm up the muscles if you can't handle a bath, then walk in place (or any VERY light cardio, to get the blood flowing), do your stretches--GENTLY AND SLOWLY and NOT TOO MANY--maybe a quarter of what you're used to doing... just get moving. Then you might consider laying down with a few ice packs. Sounds counter-intuitive but if the NSAIDs help, then there's an inflammatory response involved as well as the fibro, so you'll notice the difference if you numb those muscles up and slow down that response...
I can't take NSAIDS... bad kidneys and allergies!
And I have arthritis now too! AGH! lol.
And oh yeah, also be sure you're drinking an adequate amount of water, dehydration can make it worse too...
Last but certainly not least, talk to your doctor or pain specialist about treatment options. That's what your medical team is supposed to be there for!...
Hope you feel better soon, I think we all know JUST how miserable it can get, believe me!
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 7/14/2013 (04:00)
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