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vestabula
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   Posted 11/28/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have fibro and sensative skin, never, ever, ever NEVER rub Capzasin HP on your sore muscles.  A friend with arthritis suggested it to me.  All I can say is, Yipes, OMG and OWWY.  I looked it  up on the internet( through the tears) and it says it is made from Cayenne pepper.  It does NOT say this on the product itself.  My friend described it as 'something similar to Aspercreme.'  NOT!
 
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   Posted 11/28/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh dear.... I've got goosebumps right now.  YUCK!!!  Thanks for the heads up on this.  I'll stear clear of it!
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   Posted 11/28/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes! Thanks for the heads up!!!
 
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   Posted 11/28/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   

omgosh.  I LOVE the stuff.  Plus, I discovered that if you touch your nose after applying it, you can put bread up your nose and that feels better!  No lie.  I tried it the other day cuz dh said bread cured burning toungue if you ate food that was too spicy.  So . . . I touched my nose after crushing dried red peppers with my fingers.  Ouchie!  shocked But stuffing bread up my nose cleared it right up.  Can't say it looked too attractive and did cause dh quite a laughing fit!

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   Posted 11/28/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Capiscum is cayenne pepper. My favorite of the hot ones. I use it in my garden to keep the bunnies and squirrels from eating my bulbs. Plus it is loaded with potassium and it is good for the soil.

I think they figure the burning will take your mind off of the pain.LOL...

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   Posted 11/28/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, Karen! You're kind of right. Capsaicin is the stuff that makes the capiscum in cayenne, scotch bonnet and other 'hot' peppers 'hot'. When it reacts with the nerve endings it does two things. It causes the body to release natural endorphins that help reduce pain levels and it also can overload the nerve endings so that they don't function as well and temporarily sort of "burn out" (no pun intended!) I find it to be invaluable for the neuropathy in my feet from my diabetes. I always apply it with vinyl gloves so I can't accidentally get it in my eyes, or on my NOSE (Sue!). I understand it can be a bit troublesome for men if they eat hot peppers and then try to use the rest room... Ahem! turn
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vestabula
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   Posted 11/29/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I'll use the rest of the bottle to melt the ice on my deck and if there is any left, to kill the stinging nettle that creeps into my back yard in the summer.  Or better yet, I'll keep it in my purse and if looks like I'm about to be mugged, I'll whip it out and throw it in their face.  I love a multi-purpose product...that way you don't waste money!

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   Posted 11/29/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I found out the hard way too when I rubbed it on. shocked I wonder if it would work as a paint stripper??? idea It doesn't bother my DH.
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 11/29/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Marlee...it could absolutely be used to strip paint and/or varnish.  The best things is that you wouldn't even have to rub it on the item...Just put the old dresser to be stripped in a small room, set an open bottle of Capzasin on top of it and shut the door for about two hours.  The fumes alone will do the job.  MAYBE BILLY MAYS COULD ADVERTISE IT SO WE CAN ALL HEAR IT!

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   Posted 11/29/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Billy Mays, Is he the shouter? I would like to put some in his mouth to shut him up.LOL...

I use to cook a lot with cayenne pepper, I love the flavor that it gives foods. Especially stews and stuff like that. It seems to make the tomatoes taste better. I can't do jalapeno (sp) though, too hot, and don't have that flavor.

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vestabula
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   Posted 11/29/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   

YES! BILLY MAYS IS THE SHOUTER!  I'd like to take that new glue stick he is selling and seal his mouth shut with it.

O/T but my husband brought some Habenaro(sp?) peppers back from Guantanimo Bay while teaching there for a semester.  He already told me that he had put a tiny piece in some soup he was making on his hot plate and had been warned that they were 'deadly' so to be careful.  He ate the soup and thought 'what's the big deal?'  He started to walk to the classroom to teach and he says the heat started from his feet and rushed up to his head.  Then he went deaf in both ears.

He STILL brought a tiny baggie of them back with him and decided to roast them in the oven.  I was sitting outside on the back deck talking on the phone...under the vent for the stove.  Suddenly, I couldn't breathe and I lost my voice.  He, on the other hand, is sitting in the living room reading a book while these things are filling up the house with fumes.  I left the house and stayed with a friend for three days until the place aired out.  I have since learned that these peppers are used to make pepper gas for the military and police force.  Some people can take it...some can't!  Oh..and he had a student beg him for a piece after hearing the 'deaf story' and wanted to see for himself.  He cooked a piece with some eggs, ate it, went to the ER, then had to throw the frying pan away because the residue wouldn't wash off! 

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   Posted 11/29/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
a good alternative ... is tiger balm.... wonderful stuff.... or lakota... but lakota is very expensive
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   Posted 11/29/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess everyone is different. My husband, brother and son-in-law are "pepper heads". I actually have 1/2 a jar of habanero peppers in my fridge right now. We also have an entire shelf in our spice cabinet that is designated for hot sauces like "Devil Spit" and "Hellfire" and other weird names. I use jalapeno peppers in cooking and one of our favorite snacks is Marenitos which is jalapeno peppers cut in half, remove the seeds, fill with refried beans and cover with cheddar cheese, bake in the oven at 450ยบ for about 10 minutes and then enjoy!

Absolutely painful pleasure to eat but the best part is that it gives me fibro pain relief for most of the evening. Amazing food! Good for your heart, I hear, too. tongue
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   Posted 11/29/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
put it on your feet.  I bet it would keep them warm! cool
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   Posted 11/30/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
ROTF**** at donna's story! ha ha ha!

My daughter's a ballerina in a company and the artistic director is from Beijing. NOTHING is too spicy for this man. So my daughter bought this pepper sauce at a booth in the mall and she had to sign an AFFADAVIT! ha ha ha ha ha!

So she gave it to him for Christmas and he came back in January and she's like..."how was the sauce" and he, being a man of few words, simply said, "it was hot". (He's never said anything about that before.)

Then his wife tells the story of how he put it on his Christmas dinner and turned purple and smoke poured out of both ears...
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   Posted 11/30/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't use Tiger Baum, Ben Gay or eeeeeeek Capcasin. A few years ago I wore that stuff
ALL the time. All over my back, my butt, and the back of my arms.
I have done some kind of permanent damage to my skin. All I can use now is Jergen's lotion.
I have to say I really over did it with the otc topicals. I believe I used them for distraction.
Ohhhh.... my back hurts now.
My usual space is Chronic Pain but I've been reading here and I think there are some things
I can learn.
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