A few years back when my pain was more of a deep muscle pain I would use my dog's tennis ball & it it did feel awesome. However, I did'nt use a sock & I would lye on the carpeted floor & place the ball on my lats-sometimes too much pressure & I would hurt myself! I cannot tolerate any type of massage or pressure anymore as my pain feels more like deep bone pain now. Weird how it changes.
Mimi, I think that Puritan's Pride is a sister company to Vitamin World. I have been taking Magnesium for a while but just realized the one's I had were Mag Oxide. I know that these are not absorbed well & that malate is probably the best form for us with pain issues so I switched. The label on these say to take 1-3 as well. I will watch out for stomach upset & start out at a lower amount. Also, I started on D3 several weeks ago & Im really curious to see if any of these supps help reduce the pain, as it is really awful right now. Thanks Mimi, for your input. DeniseView Thread
Hi All! Since we all talk about the importance of Mag & Malic Acid supps, I wanted to share with you that I just ordered it from Puritans Pride. They were 2 for $17.99. There are 180 caplets per bottle & you take 3 per day. It seemed to be a good deal. Vitamin World, where I get the rest of my supps, does not carry it.
Now if I could only feel good enough to get to the mall for the rest of my vitamins.....
I understand, Susan....Sometimes family situations can be the most difficult to deal with. Some of those in our families can be toxic & we need to avoid them for our sanity. Even if you have good relationships, they still do not understand what we are going through. I find it even stressful to be around the one I love, which is hard because I live with him, because I dont want the stress of having to constantly say" NO" I cant go out with you today, or I cant do this with you... Find someone else to hang with..JUST LEAVE ME ALONE SO I DONT FEEL MORE GUILT THAN I ALREADY HAVE! Sorry, Im ranting. I feel your pain with the family thing, though & wish you well. DeniseView Thread
Cold all the time....Yes always cold, never comfortable unless I am wrapped in blankets or have heating pads on. At times I am so cold that the only thing that warms me is a very hot bath or shower. Which does, same as with you, make me lightheated & headachy. My hands & feet are the worst, but the fronts of my legs are vert cold to the touch as well. On the other hand, I tend to get really hot at unopportuned times like when out to dinner or at a family gathering. My face gets totally flushed with red cheeks & nose. Then, no matter what I do I cant cool off! Like I said,never just comfy! DeniseView Thread
Thats funny!! I take it you like baths?! Im a shower person-water has to be hotter than hot & Im in there for a half an hour! I like the water pounding on my muscles-it gives instant relief, if only for a short while. DeniseView Thread
I appreciate your honesty. I think it is good to be in touch with ALL of our emotions not just the good ones! I have very ugly thoughts some days but keep them in check by keeping in His Word and relying on His strength. Also, my beloved dog Jazz just passed away 4 weeks ago-i always called her my "blood pressure pill" because just putting my hands in her fur & kissing her sweet face put me in that peaceful, safe place. My pain has sky- rocketed since she passed & the depression is so tough at times,but I know this too shall pass. I wish you better days.
The journal is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.View Thread