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MatchaBunn

812d

Any tips for pain when meds aren’t cutting it? I’m inflamed all over and the heat in my joints is overwhelming. Thankfully, it’s cold outside and that helps for a minute, but then my hands get too cold and it becomes painful. I’m trying to keep moving around, and I did take a walk today, but I’m looking for other ways to manage when it flares like this. All I want to do is sleep.

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    • saboteur

      810d

      i agree with the first two comments the most, i would also suggest those things! i find a way to get through bad days is by rewarding myself with something, whether it be some delicious snack or some take out or some item i’ve wanted for a while. treat yourself somehow, you deserve it! 💖

    • saboteur

      810d

      i agree with the first two comments the most, i would also suggest those things! i find a way to get through bad days is by rewarding myself with something, whether it be some delicious snack or some take out or some item i’ve wanted for a while. treat yourself somehow, you deserve it! 💖

    • BestieBet

      811d

      Are you taking something for nerve pain too? Lyrica made a huge difference for me!

      • MatchaBunn

        811d

        @BestieBet yeah, I’m taking Lyrica but it really just seems to increase my fatigue. I still have such bad pains in my feet after work that I guess I’ll have to try soaking them with Epsom salts.

      • funbuns420

        811d

        @BestieBet I'm on cymbalta and a muscle relaxer. The Dr wants me to try Lyrica but I had a bad experience with it.

    • funbuns420

      811d

      Medical marijuana has helped me out a lot! Lots of water too. I've noticed the more dehydrated I am the pain worsens.

    • Em33

      811d

      Light stretching, heated blanket, warm bath with salts, some dilluted peppermint or other oil with massage, relaxing hot tea, and happy distractions. Call up a friend on video call, share about your pain and other things that are happening in your life

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