notmia

463d

Ive been dealing with back pain and muscle spasms so I put a menthol patch on my back. After like 2 minutes I was nearly doubled over in pain. It felt like someone took a hundred needles from the sun and put them all on my back. Anyone with fibro/CRPS (or any nerve pain in general) deal with this? I dont remember this happening before

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    • CoffeeAndDogs

      455d

      It is possible you have a sensitivity to topical menthol. I once tried using IcyHot which contains menthol and immediately broke in an inflamed, red, burning, painful rash. I avoid menthol on my skin now. Could just be a weird Fibro overreaction to new stimuli.

    • ChemicalX

      461d

      Yup! Fibro! At least for me. But i also feel like that every moment i open my eyes. 😥 there will be random needle severe burning pains in parts of my body that literally cripple me, I can barely crawl when it happens.

      • notmia

        460d

        @ChemicalX yes! Its awful. Thanks for your help

    • Ellith

      460d

      Yes, fibromyalgia is awful. I've noticed cool sleeping temperatures and lukewarm baths help the most when I'm in a flare up.

      • notmia

        455d

        @Ellith epsom salt baths have been a lifesaver

    • A2li

      459d

      Make sure you’re stretching out slow and steady, keeping those muscles moving will help you not feel even more weak.

      • notmia

        455d

        @A2li will do! Thank you!

    • CoffeeAndDogs

      455d

      It is possible you have a sensitivity to topical menthol. I once tried using IcyHot which contains menthol and immediately broke in an inflamed, red, burning, painful rash. I avoid menthol on my skin now. Could just be a weird Fibro overreaction to new stimuli.

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