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lilbearsma
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I have been having severe elbow pain. I know it has to be fibro because the extra prednisone did not help. I am still pretty inexperienced as to figure out which one of my conditions is flaring so I thought I would ask what you do besides pain meds to relieve the pain.

Thanks so much!

Denise
lupus 2000, fibromyalgia 2004


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hot packs or heating pads, (rice bags heated in the microwave), tub soaks, hot showers, capsaisin cream, muscle rubs or doing something very absorbing. Oftentimes when I'm decorating a cake or sewing a quilt I will 'forget' the pain until I'm done. It's like my brain can't process the pain and pay attention thru the fog at the same time.

Hope this goes away soon... Mine travels from spot to spot and every once in a while I get a day when I feel fine.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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Marlee2
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   Posted 9/27/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Moist heat is what most of us use. I keep lidoderm patches on hand which might work well on an area like the elbow that is close to the skin. You need a rx for them. They are 3x6 patches with lidocaine in them that kinda numbs the area enough to help the pain. It's 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off. I was first rxd them for broken ribs but have used them every since for areas like my hands. I cut them in half for small areas.
 
I also gently stretch an area that is hurting.
 
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Marlee
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mamanan
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   Posted 9/27/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, I love the rice heating pads. I also take hot baths when I ache a lot.
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds (which don't work).  Started at 5mg of amitriptyline.
Waiting for referral to rheumy to get a dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....


tyno3
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   Posted 9/27/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I curl up in bed with lots of pillows, a hot chocolate and a heating pad. I put on white noise to drown out the outside world, sometimes I take a tylenol and or a muscle relaxer if the pain merits it. After about and hour to an hour and a half, I'm able to get up again refreshed. I had a massaging back rest but it broke. Heat does it for me, but not to much heat. I keep looking at those electric fleece throws at the drug store but can't seem to bring myself to throw $30.00 into them without prior knowledge that they'll make a difference. What does help also are those air activated heat patches made for various body parts like elbows, knees, hands back and neck. I use those when I hurt a lot but have to be up and about.Good luck, hope you feel better soon.

leemadd
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Tyno3 My husband bought me a fleece heated throw for christmas last year I looovveeeeeeeee it. I dont htink he paid more than about 15.00 for it he ordered it from some where on line it is a sun beam. I use and make rice bags. different sizes and shapes. We were fortunate to get a hot tub given to us this summer. It is older like a 1985 model i am in there almost every night I love water always have
the pool is good in the summer. I take up to 800mg of motrin then tylenol if needed. at night I take 1pm advil one regular

Marlee2
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Check at Bed Bath and Beyond for the throws. I love that store for comfort things, it's like fibro heaven.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin

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