Hello all, just a note about something helping me with these pains. It is a heating pad I found on line, hold on not and ordinary heating pad, this one helps all those areas at once. This heating pad covers the area up the back of your neck, down to below the shoulder blades and wraps around your shoulders like a shawl and crosses in front so you can place your hands under each of the overlapping ends and keep them heated as well and comfortably. This and it comes with a washable very soft french terry cover. For me it is a dream after years of folding propping and otherwise twisting up the common heating pad. I pray this helps some of my commrads in pain.View Thread
Has anyone else out there had any skin issues under stress, is this totally separate? Just curious, after a really tramatic visit with my daughter, I took her to the airport, came home and just started to relax and all of a sudden it felt like a thousand bees landed on half of the trunk of my body and the skin raised something awful, the thing is it was not on my face or anywhere else but a very distinct line down the front and my back. At first blush the doctor and I thought allergic reaction but as my sister the nurse pointed out the pattern of the outbreak and lack of responding to antihistamines seemed to point else where anyone else?View Thread
Hi, I am posting today to find out if anyone out there has tried somatics and with how much success? My brother in-law practices, I went there (Hawaii) last Jan. I wound up in more pain than before. Now he has e-mailed me about an aquaintence that claims to be "cured" of fibro with Somatics. I do not want to seem ungrateful or as though I am unwilling to be "cured" but have reservations so my friends I am reaching out to those who know. Please post your experience.View Thread
I innitially thought I was loosing my mind, I have pain pretty much everywhere (not at once thank god) and like others I always have to look here or to Betsy (an internet person that has tons to offer and helps people find the right doctor) to see if it might be fibro or some fresh hell I haven't got a name for yet. so I am (I guess) glad to see I am not the only one.View Thread
I have to say for all of our progress in other areas we are still stuck on this nonsense about pot, please. I have smoked marijuana on and off since I was 19 and am now 56. I have had periods in my lfe where I did not (usually because of a partner)and it never bothered me not to smoke.
I also graduated college with honors in 2006 and in 2009 I passed the test for a health and life insuranse license the first time and I know nonsmokers that took it several times before they passed. So as you may guess I have never believed it to have caused any mental or noticable physical damage. It does however help with my fm I live in AK and have always been honest with my Dr.s concerning this.
When I told my PA that I found that it was helpful with my fibro, she said in a conspiratal hush that she believed it to be the best muscle relaxer available, she has left the clinic and my new P.A. said that they are supposed to tell patients that it is illegal, but if it works use it.
Well in AK that is not true we are allowed personal use amounts and plants here no prescription or license required, you cannot however sell or transport it as it is not a drug issue here but a right to privacy issue.
I think people are doing other sufferers an injustice when they say that it is not "good for them". I have tried every fm drug all with side effects that were devastating to me. I actually thought that I had early onset alzhiemers and broke down in tears in a department store because I couldn't find my daughter and I became affraid my S.O. would have to put me in a home so I didn't even talk to him about it until I realized it was the drug that made me unable to think even write an address (I had a lot of returned mail for a while) on an envelope.
So I'm with those who know that fibro is in some ways similar for all of us but it is also diffrent for all of us when it comes to what works. I also think that telling people the one thing they find helpful is damaging them.
My brother didn't smoke pot for his long term pain he took the drugs prescribed he died a couple of years ago at 53 because of the kidney damage done by those legal prescribed drugs. So for me I'm going to keep smoking, eating,or otherwise using pot.
For those who hate the idea of smoking you can by a volcano or other vaporizer type machine to eliminate the smoke issue.View Thread