What do you do about the achy feeling

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   Posted 4/21/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
We often talk about meds for pain and sleep for fatique etc.  Is there anything we can do when we are overcome by the sore, achy all over, heavy limbs, fevery (without a fever) icky awful feeling?   What do you do when that part gets bad?  The other day I went to bed for an hour and that kind of helped.

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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue!

That's one thing I do too...take a good, long nap. It often helps. But if I lay too long I will feel worse. Also a hot shower or bath can relax the muscles and help the achy feeling. A little chocolate can't hurt either...lol

Anyone else have ideas???
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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   

For me, that is when sleep helps me the most.  I wake up feeling better and more energized. 


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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha, Chutz. Chocolate is a miracle!
I was really sore and stiff yesterday, so I went for a 20 minute walk.  Helped a lot. My feet hurt like heck after, but the rest of my body was better.  I also like a warm bath :)
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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Ugh-the achy pain! When I get this, the best thing I can do is take a warm bath and rest with my bed buddy. Nothing makes it go away completely (except time, I suppose) but those things make it a little less painful.

If all else fails, I definitely agree with Chutzie that chocolate can't hurt! :-)
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   Posted 4/22/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto on the chocolate.
When I'm in one of those flu-like flares, napping actually makes me worse.  A hot bath will help some followed by a casual easy-does-it walk around the block.  Lots of lazying around, but a nap will get me too stiff making things worse.
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   Posted 4/22/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that sleep is the answer, but know that can't always happen. I try not to sleep during the day and that helps me get a decent night's sleep. One night last week I slept so well that I think I didn't move all night! You know the down side, though. My body felt like it was frozen in that position. Oh well, got to take the good with the bad, right?

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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Very warm bath for me, soak a long time. Naps if time allows. I also have Ultracet to take and its been amazing to me that it works like a charm for this type of thing.
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   Posted 4/23/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey folks; I get that achey feeling all over at around 2 PM every day. I go in and lie down and wrap up in a hugh heating pad, on very low for a couple of hours, well for at least an hour. Sometimes I doze off but mostly just watch TV and get cosy. Eventually the feeling fades. If not, I declare
it a "day to be gotten through" and throw in the towel, rest. Quick supper from frozen entree's. That's the best I can manage, on those days.
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   Posted 4/23/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Tyno I am with you! The only way I got through this fall/winter was with the help of an electric blanket I had on my living room couch! I needed that heat ALL over like a heating pad. I would stumble home and turn myself into a little burrito with a tiny hole for my dinner to come through and so I could watch trashy TV!
Heck, this spring/summer I might just turn up the AC and still use it, it worked so well for those aches! hahaha I highly suggest getting one all to yourself like that, it is very comforting!
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   Posted 4/23/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I get those weird flulike flares once a month or so. I guess I'm lucky for now with those. They tend to last two to three days for me though -- just one nap doesn't make the flare go away. I take one nap, then take it as easy as possible after I get up -- prop myself up with pillows, maybe take a hot bath (sometimes that makes it worse for me, as usually when I get those flares I already feel really hot) and then get lots of rest that night. After sleeping about 36-42 hours of about 60 hours, it goes away.

You just need lots and lots of sleep when this happens. If you don't get the sleep, you'll make the amount of sleep you need to make it go away higher. Basically if you keep pushing it, you'll need to sleep even more to make it go away. A four hour nap won't cut it.
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