New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

painntheneck
New Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 3/17/2009 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have an appointment in April. I am thinking of uping my Neouritin. Should I ? Exercise only helps so much. I have been losing weight and eating better but I still have issue like not being able to sleep and typing on this computer early in the morning. My neck is killing me. I am going to change my pillow first.

donnaeil
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 1156
   Posted 3/20/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
You might need to up your meds. Talk to your doctor.

Donnaeil

tyno3
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1081
   Posted 3/21/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I found the most amazing pillow. It was about $40.00 with a $10.00 mail in rebate, which I never seem to get around to filing for. Nonetheless, this is a pillow you put water in. You can adjust the support level by adjusting the water level. I like it so much, I am going in to lie on it right now. Hope you find something that works. 

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Marlee2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 3/21/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Is the water heated Tyno???
 
Pillows??? I actually started making my own using the zip up pillow covers and poly fill. I make them so I can tuck a piece under my neck for support. What feels good one night may not feel good the next night. I get up with a terrible headache every morning and I think it is from my neck and now my left shoulder has been hurting in the mornings. It must be time to make new pillows. smilewinkgrin I tried one of those contoured ones for the neck and couldn't stand that. I think I need to be suspended in space to sleep so no body parts are touching anything.
 
I would try different pillows before I up the meds. But than I will do anything to keep from taking meds.
 
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


puppylover
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 821
   Posted 3/21/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope your neck gets better.  When mine is really bothering me I take a rolled up towel and put it under my neck.  I also use this little ball (I think it is called a yoga ball).  Some of the air has leaked out of it and it is just perfect.  I put it under my neck and kind of turn my head side to side slowly.  Like a little soft massage.  I am able to fall to sleep on it sometimes.  I bought it at Costco last year-two in a pack with a book called The Miracle Ball Method.  Maybe not a miracle but you can lay on the balls in different ways to help release your muscles-you know deep breathing and relaxing.
 
I sure know what you mean-I tell everyone that this fibro is a real pain in the neck and also pain in the rear-my 2 worse areas.
 
Puppylover

Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
 
On the eighth day God created Golden Retrievers.


tyno3
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1081
   Posted 3/21/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Funny you should ask. That was my thought the first time I saw it. I actually passed over it due to the idea it might be cold. We Fibromites don't do cold well, and some of us in menopause, don't do heat well, so what do we do well? Anywho, I digress.

I got desperate one day, very stiff sore neck, arm, shoulder and I would have bought an igloo if I thought it would help. The spout where you add water is on the underside of pillow, so fibrefill surrounds it. Therefore, although you can adjust the firmness by varying the amount of water you add, because the water sack is underneath, it is not cold. Were it cold, I would just put a heating pad on low, underneath and that would be that. I haven't had to do that.

Did you read my bit about the 3 ft. really plush, low heat heating pad you lie on. Man is that great. How to solve the delemna, Fibro needs warm, meno needs cold. I lie on my heating pad, on low, bed buddy wrapped around sore shoulder/arm, and leave the window open a bit to breathe cold air. Wow, no wonder I have such close calls getting to B.R. at night, I am like two boa constrictors trying to eat one another. What a sight, cords dangling off me going in all directions. The dogs run under the bed when they see me coming.lol


Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


jewelrylady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 717
   Posted 3/21/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Pain, I use my Bed Buddy on my neck when it is really hurting. I just keep sticking it back in the Microwave alot & somedays nothing helps. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I would speak to your gp about pain meds and also, check into something for sleep because if you are not sleeping well, you will have more pain.

Tyno, you are so funny, but I guess we do what we have to do for the pain. LOL I have a mattress cover that is heated. I usually keep it on 2 but there are nights I kick it up to 5 (high). It really helps with that horrid pain that starts in the lower stiomach area & then shoots down my legs & over the top of my feet. It's a burning pain & seems to be relieved by the heat. I don't know what I am going to do this summer!!! Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11


tyno3
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1081
   Posted 3/22/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there Denise and all: Come summer you need a waterbed. And a water pillow. And an air conditioner. Then you'll need a new hubby b/c you'll be getting up 5x's a night adjusting buttons and levers. Isn't this a blast. I'm breathless, I'm having so much fun in Fibroland.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Marlee2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 3/22/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I just remembered I bought this gel filled thing made for your neck and shoulders you put in the microwave, hmmmm where did I stick that. rolleyes
 
I can't use my bed buddy with Krissy around, I don't know what it is filled with but she is very attracted to it.
 
I get the visual on that Tyno. smilewinkgrin I hope your not looking for a husband.
 
Where did you get the water pillow???
 
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


tyno3
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1081
   Posted 3/22/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
No dear, Marlee, I am not looking for a husband. I seem to still have one lurking about in the brush somewhere. Been there, did that, burned the shirt. Y'know. Right now I am totally focused on getting my youngest a trade. He goes for an interview tomorrow. He was working but quit over an argument with his supervisor. I was so frustrated. So, I'm pushing him to get a back-up trade when he cannot take anymore of his apprenticeship gig. He has some time under his belt and has been asked back to work when they start up in the spring. However, I'm trying to get him fast-tracked through long-haul trucking, just to have a fall back position when things go awry. I totally understand. I have a problem for with authority figures too. When someone tells me to do something stupid, I usually tell them what I think of the idea and that doesn't win me Brownie points. Having a moserately painful day. about a six-seven. I have things to do but everything is so much harder when you hurt all over. I have to get a break soon. This is sooooooooo uncomfortable. Oh yeah, water pillows. We have these special drugstores with Home Health Aid Departments. I found it there, on sale. I remember them being on sale just before Christmas, I saw an older gentleman going with one, he seemed pleased with his choice, probably bought it for his wife. 

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 1:37 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,866 posts in 301,064 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151217 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, antknight.
200 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Mews2much, getting by, MarcCrisp, JaxCalvin


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer