Yes they are helpful. Glad you got such good relief. I have one and I use it in a crisis. It stimulates the area so that impulses for the brain are overwhelmed by the device and the other senses are muted.
Sorry you had to pay for yours, I didn't. But I also think you have the stronger of the devices. My little guy is a bit bigger than a beeper and the pads I bought on line to replace those given me. It uses AA batteries to run. Helpful in the toolbox.
One of many things to help us. Good to bring it up for those who forgot this is an option.
Guys it was one of my funniest moments here. I was laughing so hard. When you are large (200lbs) and have a bad neck, to get down in the tub which is what was needed....it gave the belly which floats more momentum to rise and it was up, I had no arm strength to push myself up, or any hooks/handels to grab... It was a sight. Poor DH...he had to grab my arms and pull me upward to stop the boyancey (sp?) lol lol Oh what a memory!
Two cents can be worth alot at times! That physiatrist I met and saw for a bit gave me so many tools of posture and breathing and not above my head. All added up to better. You are so right Mary, it takes time to learn the wrongs for oneself.
How do we share that here though. The arms in when doing something forward. Staying core. The things Dr Pelligrino taught us.??
We need YouTube activity....can you see it now. Doing it right and then doing it wrong and cringing on camera. Tipping over when stretching where you don't belong.....or years ago when they all here told me I had to take a bath, not a shower...it would be more effective and I got in my *little tub* and was stuck...belly in the air to get my back in the water...legs up.....all I could do was laugh and then get back on the baord to say "thanks guys.." good thing DH got me out, cause if the firemen came I woulda killed all of ya!! ha ha lol..... It was site.
Anyway. This is right on. It can make or break the day. Like Corys' cross of the line yesterday! what is in our heads...we can sneak things passed the dragon?? He always knows. You pay! .
I wasn't going to answer on this post as it is 4 years old, but LORA.......I used to cry in the shower when my son's made fun of me. That I was ridiculed and picked on by all three.
I ended up taking my husband to the neurologist with me and he heard her statements and watched me get my trigger point injections.....a breakthough! Each site was injected with 1cc of lidocaine, but the point of it all is the metal needle in the site to make the muscle jump and relax. priceless effect for me.
I was getting 60 injections for a while, now maybe 20-30. BUT for DH to SEE the sites and how many parts of me are in trouble. Seeing was believing.
Hearing was believing. He became my champion in the house. The kids din't pick on me anymore and it became real to his family....I was just left to try and get to a better place.
Just having that off of me helped me in the pain dept.
This is so tough as it is invisable, it is limiting in what you can do today and different tomorrow. So confusing to the outsider it is.
It still baffles me at times! Dang, I did that yesterday...but I can feel I can't do it today? What the heck?
I am sorry you are in the begining area of most pain, not alot of knowledge of this or of yourself. It is a large classroom to sit alone in. The most important people in your life are not listening. Actually, Give Em a break. PUT IT HERE....
We hear you all the time and feel your pain (literally).
Good luck and stay here alot. I posted daily and at times 3-4 times. Questions, feelings etc. Someone will help. I am around on the weekends.
Glad you found somethng that worked for you. I don't think you are saying here that you too have sleep apnea, as that is CPAP mask for relief and has helped so many to sleep to restoration. Oxygenating in the night is imperative. A refreshed person wakes in the morning.
Isn't this a challenge in life to look at the things that are disturbing the norm in life and find a tool to fix it and make it better. I found my memory foam topper was the answer to so much. It still gets me how long I suffered and no one helped with ideas.........just this board.
God bless us for the caring and support we offer eachother.
You know Donnajune we don't have a "HOW TO USE THIS SITE" section. Ha!
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Please be sure to run down the right side of the site to learn more about this problem we deal with. Ok good luck and welcome.
I had problems for over 20 years, from when I married my Italian husband and the diet his family eats is gluten laden.
I would go home and be so sick. I didn't want his Mom to think I was strange so I continued to eat and be sick, but also the foods were so delicious! Ha! Then I was sick all the time as my body was just so out of wack.
Now down the line all these years and many fungal rectal rashes and vaginal overgrowths, diarrhea, fluid balance isssues, loss of elements from the bowel. I too was like you but I am non-celiac gluten intolerance. A barometer of sorts for those in the office with the same issues. In 20 minutes when gastric emptying occurs for me I will feel it is in the small bowel. Amazing.
You should be lactose intolerant as well as the next absorptive ring in the colon villi is milk. This will heal and get better in time. I am shocked you saw a GYN for this diagnoses. Glad you found her. I saw a naturopath. The diarrhea is the root of the fungal overgrowth in other areas.....what a mess at times.
I was always using something to get it better. Lived on probiotics and creams. Never thinking of the cause.....for the result...
I am so glad you are better. I miss none of it. The cramps, bathroom and even the rashes are of the past. Now if I get contaminated I do get a flare of excema on my face...it is always something. It is hard to be perfect. If you are Celiac you must be perfect as you carry the risk of cancer in the bowel.
I hope you have found a good GI doc and get your scopes regularly.
I strongly believe it was a piece of my puzzle to get me here to FM/CMP. Hope you are feeling better.