hi Couponer, it was deep tissue massage using gliding and kneading motions along with laughing. It reminded me of working with dough. About the same motions and pressure that you would use to make pizza dough. the whole time the therapist was distracting me with jokes because I was obviously embarrassed at first. it lasted about ten minutes. therapist told me not to sit down for more than 30 minutes after the massage. instructed to get up and move around for at least 5 minutes before sitting back down. It was still early in the day so I had to do many 5 minute stretches.also instructed to drink a lot of pure water to wash out the toxins. I always was troubled with cellulite in that area of my body and after the massage it was gone! the therapist is very experienced and has a large following so I won't be able to find out more until my appointment next week. I let you know if I get more info. If you live in PA you might be able to try this therapist. Best wishes.View Thread
hi Couponer, welcome to this community. the only thing which helped me with my painful gluteals has been massage. If you like I can ask the massage therapist if there is a name for this type of massage. it was somewhat rather embarrassing at first but after it helped so much I did not care anymore about that.
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Hi folks, anyone else out there dealing with FM and PMS? I sure hope I am not the only one! Last night I was reading a fascinating book about women going to moon huts during "that time of the month". I wish I could just escape to a silent place with some people who understand what its like to have FM and then get punched around by your own hormones going wild on top of it. How cozy that would be! We could complain to our heart's content and know we understand each other. We wouldn't have to pretent everything is OK when we really feel like its just too much to handle. We could let the guys take care of themselves and the kids and pets for a while. Somehow they will survive without us for a few days. Just don't be surprised if Junior lost a couple of pounds trying to sustain himself on wild berries and trying to trap the animals in the woods to eat them raw. Anyways, as I am making an unexpected and dreaded stop to the the overcrowded store, trying to hide the basket full of feminine products, I suddendly urgently required, I am thinking: I wish I was a man. I wouldn't cry hysterically at certain times of the month when trying to tell a story I saw on TV about a faithful dog keeping watch to see his dead owner return. I wouldn't feel like loosing my temper over little mishaps and getting gready for chocolate and chips and topping it all of with a nice juice dill pickle. But then again, what do I know? Those guys have to live with us and that can't always be that easy. Let me know when you are ready to built a moon hut or just let me know that I am not alone in this crazy hormone dance. Best wishes to you, hope it's one of your good days. GabuschkaView Thread
Dear Nancy, ER for kidney stone sounds like such a horrible experience. Carol probably can really relate to that pain. Kidney stones must hurt soo bad and surgery is scary. It is great when you finally get the real fix for a disease. Really terrrible to think people get misdiagnosed so frequently. It must be superhard to be a doctor but yet I still don't get it. I am used to working in industries where customers demand 100% accuracy. I am really sorry you had to go through such terrible pain but glad you knew what to ask for to get relief once you found out it was the muscles causing the emergency. I would not have known what meds to ask for. I know what you mean by: No such luck for me. It is tragic that we would prefer going through surgery instead of having these insufficient treatments. In the back of my mind I always consider misdiagnosis in my case and also for other people. I know I should learn to just make peace with the sickness and not hope for a cure but I just am not at this cross road yet. My biggest problem is the terrible bouts of face pain - like a heated pocker stabbing my cheek. I had sinus surgery, seen at least 10 different dentists, orthodontists for TMJ, neurologists, rheumatologists, blah, blah, blah. Everyone giving a different diagnosis from Tic Delaroux to Sinus Pain to needing Root Canal to needing braces....I was offered narcotics, Gabapentin, Antibiotics and a whole bunch of other stuff. It scared me. I can't even handle an aspirin and I learned to say NO to my doctors when it felt wrong to accept the treatment. I heard many times: I can't help you if you don't take what I am recommending. I moved on to the next doctor. Guess what after having had about 10 xrays taken by different dentist finally one said: why not go to the endo and have it retreated anyways. Sure enough there was a problem found once the old rootcanal was worked on. So small not to be detectable on xrays but very much a problem. I can vouch for that. So my pain was reduced a lot after sinus surgery and going through extensive root canal retreatments and finally getting the right brace for my teeth. I keep thinking if I had settled with pain killers what would have happened to my jaw and sinuses. So I just cannot yet give up hope on the FM stuff. There has to be something out there that will work. Lets pray we all find that real soon. From the heart. GabuschkaView Thread
Two dogs, three indoor cats, one feral cat (the Ninja), three parakeets and one super sweet bunny (Bon Bon). Also for a while: five sheep and two goats and in the wintertime a herd of 22 deer. feel like I am forgetting someone - oh yeah - my favorite the big animal!View Thread
Good morning Annette, Hope your son is home now. serving during war times is a brave thing to do but I imagine it must take a toll on the parents to know their son is in a dangerous situation. Please tell him we are proud of him for serving his country.
we love the polish/American festival even though I was born and raised in Germany. My husband is American but has German ancestry so I ended up with a German last name when we got married My parents were from the Carpathian mountains were many different languages were spoken at that time. My mom liked to mingle the languages and she called me Gabuschka (when I was good) and Gabriele (when I was bad).
so you have two little furry dogs too. Ours are about 40 lbs. (little too much belly). Llahsa/poodle mixes is a possibility but not really sure. Are your dogs mixed breeds too? Ours have to get groomed every three months and it costs a fortune but their coats just gets out of control. I pay more for the groomer than my own hair color/cut. what a twisted world we live in. Oh well, we love those dogs. they keep us moving and entertained.
hope your day is going well.
Dear Carol, great news getting your kidney stones removed made you feel so much better. thank you for sharing with us that the FM symptoms you had before have mostly vanished since then. I am going to talk to my doctor about checking my kidneys and liver especially since you mentioned the leg sensitivity and bloating. those are familiar problem for me. That is just utterly amazing how you sailed through surgery and are make such a fast and drastic recovery. Stay well! Best wishes. GabuschkaView Thread
Dear Cat:0, thanks for letting me know about the chiropractor visits. I was wondering if you would decide to go back after you had so much pain following the last myofascial release treatment. But then if I correctly remember the previous treatment made you feel better. It would be so great if the next treatments would work well for you. It seems like you also have to consider the financial commitment. that can certainly have an impact on your decision. I recently dealt with a chiropractors who wanted me to sign an agreement which would obligate me to show up twice a week for 12 weeks, prepay and be penalized if I missed an appointment. before signing I asked to try out her treatment even though the price for an individual treatment was higher than the prepay price per treatment. I knew she couldn't help me when she use her hammer in my face to adjust my bones. I have TMJ and Atypical face pain. A little breeze on my face can already set off hours of terrible face pain. that hammer certainly was not a good idea! 100 horses could not pull me back into that office after that and I am so glad I did not sign an agreements. since then I was lucky to find a much better chiropractor and go there as needed, pay a reasonable fee per visit and if I cancel 24 hours before the appointment they give me no problem. that's how I like it. years ago I often found myself stuck in these alternative treatment dilemmas. paying a fortune and not always getting good results. Very frustrating. I really hope this was just a fluke for you the last time and going forward the treatments will help you. i think its a great idea you are going to tell your chiropractor how you feel so he can consider your feedback and adjust the treatment accordingly. Let me know how it turns out if you feel up to it. OK?
best wishes, GabusckaView Thread