When I take my pain meds I have a hard time relaxing until they kick in. While I know cold makes somethings about FM worse, this one helps for a shorts time. I used to drink large slushies, but there is so much sugar in them and ice cream that the sugar and cold counteracted eachother. Recently I have found Italian Ice again...lol. I didn't think they still made it, but they do. Anyway, I get the push-up Italian Ice pops, and if eaten at a slow pace, it generally subsides the pain until the meds kick in. I get a case of 24 at BJ's and they are fat free, cholesterol free, and dairy free...
Thats what I ahve to share for now... Hope it helps someone.
I haven't yet been diagnosed, but along with the painful tingling and the hot spots I get on my lower back with pain, I do get icy spots on my cheeks with the tingles. I thought I was going crazy as it only happens on my left side. But most of my symptoms are on my left side.
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