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JamesJC

731d

Hi guys!! Lately with all the weather changes I’ve been having terrible flare ups to the point my skin doesn’t even like to be touched. My hands feel swollen, headaches, body aches. What do you guys do for pain management?

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    • ValkyrieDahlia

      729d

      I have a permanent spine injury as well as arthritis so I'm always in pain & sometimes it's pretty awful. So here are some things I do, I hope that it helps! I take percocet & muscle relaxers for pain. Bayer back & body is a pretty fantastic over the counter medication. Also hot baths with Dr. Teals Epsom salt (they have some for pain). Sometimes I sleep on a heating pad on the lowest setting. Being adjusted by a chiropractor or messages are also good options. Before I developed pots I would do yoga or swim sometime no impact exercise helps.

    • ValkyrieDahlia

      729d

      I have a permanent spine injury as well as arthritis so I'm always in pain & sometimes it's pretty awful. So here are some things I do, I hope that it helps! I take percocet & muscle relaxers for pain. Bayer back & body is a pretty fantastic over the counter medication. Also hot baths with Dr. Teals Epsom salt (they have some for pain). Sometimes I sleep on a heating pad on the lowest setting. Being adjusted by a chiropractor or messages are also good options. Before I developed pots I would do yoga or swim sometime no impact exercise helps.

    • JamesJC

      730d

      I’ve come to accept the pain, but it sucks!! I’ve been using everything from lidocaine patches to it strips

    • PicklesTheCat

      730d

      I use compression sleeves for my arms and legs! Hope you find relief❤️

    • CreativC

      730d

      I kinda forced myself to adjust to the pain by accepting it, rather than making it more painful by amplifying it with suffering, which is just resistance to pain I think. Yeah meditation helps, so having a meditation mindset.

    • zoo

      730d

      What is Lyrica for?

      • livvie361

        730d

        @zoo fibromyalgia or nerve pain

    • GMaw

      730d

      Did the Lyrica make you gain weight?

      • livvie361

        730d

        @GMaw for me it didn't, but I'm also fat so I may not have noticed lol. I find the Lyrica works better than gabapentin, how ever the devils lettuce helped me the most when I was in a legal state. By no means am I recommending it, just that it worked for me

        • GMaw

          730d

          @livvie361 Thanks! I wouldn't take Lyrica because everyone said they gained weight so he put me on gabapentin and I gained weight.

    • livvie361

      730d

      I'm on Lyrica and occasionally I'm on flexeril to help with some muscle aches. I find grounding exercises can help with the pain, as well as meditation. Sometimes getting in touch with what actually hurts can help you avoid a trigger. I find sometimes also when I'm over stimulated I feel more pain. If you're also going through depression see if Cymbalta can be beneficial.

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