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3/18/12 5:43 A

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I take Tramadol and Tylenol on bad days. Most days I try not to take anything but tylenol. I love my Corn Cosy. Not sure if you know what that is but it's a piece of fabric (I use nice soft flannel) with sections sewn down and I fill it with Deer Corn from the feed store. I microwave mine for 3 min and it feels so good.They are great and cheap to make. The heat last for about a half hour.

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3/7/12 10:46 A

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I take pain meds, but I feel guilty about it and try not to take them. A hot bath is my favorite place in the world, but I also have this aroma therapy wrap thing. It is filled itty bitty tiny balls and I heat it up in the microwave and lay it around my neck. It calms me down and that helps alot with the pain too. I will try to find the site where I got mine and post.


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3/5/12 9:27 P

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I love my warm - not hot or too hard a spray - showers ...call it my water therapy.

Warm water exercise classes would be so interesting to me if there was one closer that 30 miles away and that across the Canadian border which requires a passport which I don't have. That is rural America!!

On warmth in our beds....I have used electric mattress.pads I think since my year of diagnosis I think the heat coming up from the bottom helps more than blanket over me. and I really only need it on lower legs - an electric blanket tends to bring back the hot flashes issue. .
I just use a foot area one now..about to my knees. I take heating pad with me when we travel but they only run 20 minutes then automatically turn off...so I warm the bed before going to bed then set it to another 20 minutes...then if I get up to potty, I turn it on when I get up and again when I return to bed ....and always drink 8 - 16 ounces when I am up usually a gatoraid type of drink with a few calories and sodium and potassium balance to avoid leg cramps.



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3/5/12 8:56 A

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I am finding that my morning stretching eases the intensity of my pain during the day.

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3/4/12 11:36 A

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I also only take Excedrin for pain and that sparingly.
Mostly I get by with the heating pad on bad days. The epsom salt tub soak is wonderful but I find it difficult to get in and out if I have a flare.
The most relief I get is from acupuncture combined with massage. Sometimes cupping is also used on me.



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11/17/11 12:46 P

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I will give that a try, thank you so much!

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11/17/11 10:14 A

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Have you tried using an electric blanket? I use one set on high year round. Of course, even the good brands lose their heating abilitiy within the year. Heating pads are good for spot heating but I have found that the electric blanket is best.

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11/17/11 10:05 A

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Thank you for your suggestion MARGIEKS. A hot tub sounds very comforting, unfortunately I do not have access to one. The one at the YMCA is over crowded and the jets are always on.

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11/17/11 9:52 A

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Soaking in a hot tub helps. But I don't turn on the whirlpool jets because they sometimes cause more pain.

Margie

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11/16/11 2:28 P

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Thanks for your suggestions, there are a few I haven't tried.
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11/16/11 2:26 P

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ice,icy hot, muscle rub, ben gay, aspercreme,stoppain... there are lots of topical solutions you can find at Walgreens or even the Dollar Store. I get ice from there and muscle rub....also soak in a hot tub with epsom salts even better with a jacuzzi....also take aleve which is naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen...my doctor prescribed gabapentin for the soreness and numbness and I have an 800mg ibuprofen to take as needed for pain but sometimes when it is cold and damp especially no matter what I try does not help enough....



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11/16/11 2:09 P

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I am not able to use any medications for my fibro because of other medications that I need daily. I have tried heating pads, exercise, and I sleep with a lot of pillows around me. There are times that nothing seems to help, anyone have any ideas?

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