facial and head pain--any ideas??

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Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/24/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
My fibro has been pretty tame all Summer, but unfortunately returned bigtime this week.  Everything from my neck up hurts, and it's like I'm getting little flares of pain here and there.  It's hard to deal with pain around the eyes and ears, especially.  Neurontin helps quite a bit, but I try not to go the meds route if I can avoid it.  I was desperate and put on a warm winter hat, and that helped, tho I looked ridiculous, but hey--I'm home and my kids didn't mind ! :-)
 
Any other suggestions for this type of pain?  I steam over boiling water and that helps some, but I wish I could wear something all over my face and head which would conduct heat and gently massage! (Dream on, huh?)

TreeBo
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   Posted 9/25/2009 3:28 AM (GMT -7)   
The only help for facial pain i know is hot compresses, but not too hot you don't burn your face. i usually just warm up some water and use a big wash cloth. I put the cloth over my face and relax. I also love when the hot water in the shower massages my face. it feels great. I think we need to work on inventing some kind of face mask that will help with this stuff.
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/25/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Great idea, Treebo.  Thanks!

Marlee2
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   Posted 9/25/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
It seems I have a gel eye mask somewhere that you can cool but I'm sure you could warm it too. I have no idea where I may have gotten it. Bed Bath & Beyond has a lot of comfy things.
 
Hope it goes away soon!!!
 
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/25/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll check out B,B, and B. Thanks, Marlee! :-)

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   Posted 9/25/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I just bought this "sinus pack" thingie at Walmart. It is like a face mask that is covered in this soft blue fabric, and you can freeze it or heat it up. The brand is "Bed Buddy," and you can also get it at Amazon.com

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Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/25/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Austen, I'm a "chronic" Wal-Mart shopper, so this is good news. Thanks!

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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that this might be a dumb response, but with winter coming, they have those ski masks that only have openings for your eyes and mouth.  I wouldn't wear it to the store, though!  shocked devil    But, it might help you at home.
 
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
You know, Sherrine--I had just mentioned that very thing to my son yesterday!  Yes--would not wear that in public, or I'd end up on some kind of "wanted" list! smhair   But I actually wrote down yesterday on my Wal-Mart list to check on them there.  Thanks! :-)

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   Posted 9/25/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have not seen the mask at Walmart but I'm sure they would be cheaper than BB&B.
 
What is the cartoon character that use to be on that wore the ski mask??? Now that will drive me crazy til I think of it. shocked
 
Yes please don't forget to take it off before you go out or you will get stopped real quick and probably won't have a clue why cause you won't remember you have it on. turn
 
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 9/25/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't remember I have WHAT on?  Oh--that.... turn   (hee hee hee) (sorry--I couldn't resist!)

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/25/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
There was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that wore masks over their eyes...not their whole faces.  Is this what widdle Marlee is thinking of?
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 9/25/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
No, Sherrine that wasn't it. What was the Bill Cosby cartoon show, not Little Bill but another one??? Yes, that was it with the heavy set boy. I've got to look this up before it drives me crazier. devil
 
I can sleep tonight, it was Fat Albert and the one that wore the stocking hat was Dumb Donald. Oh what would I do without the internet.  confused  
 
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Post Edited (Marlee2) : 9/25/2009 5:40:55 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 9/25/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Hey, Hey! It's Fat Albert!

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