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RAwarrior94

712d

other than meds, ate there other treatments that might help?

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    • StoneCat

      701d

      @cartoonbean my massage therapist just called it a fibromyalgia massage. It might also be known as a dry brush massage? Or you could ask for light pressure instead of deep pressure.

    • ivygold_gy6

      706d

      Massage therapy!!

    • Mad.Hatter

      708d

      I've never done it, but my aunt also has it and says the only thing that works for her is deep tissue massage.

    • RAwarrior94

      709d

      oh wow, that sounds amazing. That'll take some research. I've only ever done a "test" beforehand where it ask about my conditions, so they know what pressure to use, but not necessarily one directed towards Fibro.

      • Freckles444

        708d

        @RAwarrior94 I’ve definitely 100% had symptoms go away completely with THC/CBD . After stopping taking it about two weeks in all my aches and pains start returning.

        • dolphinblues

          708d

          @Freckles444 I tried CBD in a few forms, to help my pain at night so I could sleep. Each time I woke up 2-3 hrs later feeling like I was crawling out of my skin. Turns out I'm allergic to it. UGH. Of all the things to be allergic to! LOL

    • MrsB3922

      711d

      Delta 8 (hemp derivative) helps with pain, anxiety, and calms down my nervous system, which makes it a lot easier for me to have an appetite.

      • RAwarrior94

        709d

        @MrsB3922 i take thc/cbd chewables currently as the smoke irritates my asthma. They're 40mg chewables, but really strong so i only take like 1/3 at a time because of how it lowers my O² too much if i take more. I have heard a lot about the delta 8, but the stores i use don't have it on hand last i checked.

    • StoneCat

      711d

      I found out there are fibromyalgia massages. Instead of deep pressure, my massage therapist used a dry brush and light pressure. It helped "trick" the nervous system into calming down. Helped me feel better for around 3 weeks at a time.

      • cartoonbean

        708d

        @StoneCat is there a specific name for this kind of massage?

        • StoneCat

          701d

          @cartoonbean my massage therapist just called it a fibromyalgia massage. It might also be known as a dry brush massage? Or you could ask for light pressure instead of deep pressure.

    • Freckles444

      711d

      Yes!!! I just went to the PT and he did deep muscle release on my hip stretchers!! Wow! It released my whole back! I loved it, going again but it’s hard to get the same guy -

      • RAwarrior94

        711d

        @Freckles444 i highly recommend aqua therapy if available. It has been so much easier on my body and less recovery time than when i do PT on land. That is great that the exercise worked!

        • dolphinblues

          711d

          @RAwarrior94 oh yeah! I forgot I did it several years ago. It helped my lower body a lot, not so much my neck/shoulders. I don't remember why I stopped doing it. 🤔

        • Freckles444

          711d

          @RAwarrior94 I actually do also swim a few times a week. I agree with that!

      • dolphinblues

        711d

        @Freckles444 I'm so glad it helped you! It is really hard to get the same person. I had one guy that was amazing. He had gentle, flowing movements, and it honestly felt like he had an angels touch. The next time, the guys movements felt forced, jerky and rough. 😕 But, I am not so stiff and I feel so much better afterwards.

    • dolphinblues

      712d

      Pressure point massage therapy (with assisted stretching) helps me. It hurts like hell getting it done most of the time, but it's the only thing that allows my muscles to truly release. Gentle stretching and yoga (or Chi Guong or Tai Chi) also help me. I personally like Chi Quong best.

      • RAwarrior94

        711d

        @dolphinblues I am in aqua therapy and they do do some manual therapy at the end of our sessions, but it does hurt a lot. I know that alternatives may hurt a lot at first, but the outcome is worth it. I am going to be adding massages back into my treatment plan- it's always nice and relaxing when there isn't too much pressure.

      • fleshpit

        712d

        @dolphinblues great advice.

    • Cimminnie

      712d

      Cannabis has helped me dramatically

      • RAwarrior94

        711d

        @Cimminnie yes, already utilizing my medical cannabis card. It helps, but then i am out of it for a few hours because of how much it takes to help. Still, it is way better than having to deal with the pain of feeling every step i take.

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