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MatchaBunn

657d

Have you found that anything helps with inflammation pain? I feel like everything I’ve tried doesn’t cut it, but I’m very limited in what I can take pain med-wise (Tylenol is the only one that doesn’t mess with my stomach). I work in retail, which is already stressful for other sensory reasons, but then to also have the physical pain is often too much. I crash every night after work, and I just want to stop missing out on my life. I need full recovery days, which often are just laying or sitting or sleeping a lot. Has anyone found a good routine to balance movement and rest with fibro? I also have hypermobility, so I want to be careful not to ask too much from my joints either. I like short bursts of exercise, it’s just the longer work shifts that cause me suffering.

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    • Elora36

      634d

      When things are flared heat and ice baths (going back and forth between them for about 2min in each atleast 3x) this really helps for hands/arms feet after long day of work. Look into low dose naltrexone it’s shown to be helpful for hyper-mobile people. A lot of pain meds don’t work well on hypermobile people because of other genetics related to it. When I’m resting I set a timer for 30min. Then I make myself get up and gently move for 10-15 min (walking, PT, anything to get blood flow going) it doesn’t feel like it helps but by the end of the day my pain is less and fatigue too and the next day I feel better than I would if I had just lay on the couch telling myself I need to recover. We need movement and blood flow to heal

    • Elora36

      634d

      When things are flared heat and ice baths (going back and forth between them for about 2min in each atleast 3x) this really helps for hands/arms feet after long day of work. Look into low dose naltrexone it’s shown to be helpful for hyper-mobile people. A lot of pain meds don’t work well on hypermobile people because of other genetics related to it. When I’m resting I set a timer for 30min. Then I make myself get up and gently move for 10-15 min (walking, PT, anything to get blood flow going) it doesn’t feel like it helps but by the end of the day my pain is less and fatigue too and the next day I feel better than I would if I had just lay on the couch telling myself I need to recover. We need movement and blood flow to heal

    • cartoonbean

      649d

      Additionally I recommend braces or KT tape for any joints you have problems with 😊

    • cartoonbean

      649d

      I recommend Tylenol arthritis! It's available over the counter and lasts for 8 hours so you end up taking less milligrams during the day and, for me, it works way better. Plus some insurance companies cover prescriptions! My doctor approved me to take two twice a day but I recommend talking to your doctor to see how much you can take.

    • dearestdoe

      656d

      i definitely feel you, i work retail too. definitely utilise a heating pad or a hot shower/bath on your days off, it helps a lot. i wear braces whenever i work too, it just adds that extra support so my joints dont go out of place or act up. i mostly use them on my knees but using ankle braces might be good too. if you can afford it, you can find disposable heat pads at drugstores that you can activate and stick on your back to help with back pain. unfortunately i dont have any advice as far as meds go, i usually go for ibuprofen. you could try excedrin, but im not sure if its any better than just tylenol.

    • MakMcK

      657d

      For me, wearing compression garments and heating pads help. They don’t quite work miracles but they do make horrible pains bearable. I also use loose braces on long shift days to help give that extra support with hyper flexible joints.

    • chips38

      657d

      I've found that CBD helps more than most other pain medication. But even that doesn't seem to completely fix it and it's pricey. I'd say it helps enough it's definitely worth a try though!

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