Achy all over and "hitting" the stomach, too

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Luvzminis
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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
This time of year I always seem to get this problem.  I get achy spasms of pain all over my body, and I think what bugs me most is when it hits my stomach.  Seems as though it might be getting spasms also, as my digestion is anything but smooth.  I seem to be better by late April or May, then I'm pretty good until Fall.  I am using a heating pad on my stomach and it seems to help.  Is there anything such as a heated item one could wear on the stomach area?  Sounds wacky, I know, but it sure would feel good!

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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I know in Canada, you can buy 8 hour heat strips that you can place on your stomach, back, or wherever. I can't remember what they're called, but you could check any pharmacy and ask.
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Melisana
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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
On tv yesterday I seen a heating pad that wraps around your waist and it is good for stomache hips and lower back.... Not sure how much it was or where to get it I only seen a glimpse of it in one of my resident's rooms when I was taking care of them.

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   Posted 2/23/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
ThermaCare has patches for the stomach...called menstural patches.  This could help and they are in all the drug stores.
 
 
I'm sure there are other brands out there but this was the first to pop into this foggy mind.
 
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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/23/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sherrine, those are the ones I was thinking of!! I've been without a period for so many years, I tend to not pay attention to anything marketed for menstrual pain!

Pam
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 2/25/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for the late reply!
These patches look great!  I like how you can target the area that needs help.  Thanks so much to both of you. :-)

Luvzminis
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   Posted 2/25/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
...oops--I meant to say thanks to all 3 of you!

Luvzminis
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   Posted 3/3/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
UPDATE:  Just wondering if anyone else gets sore and irritated areas from below the breasts to slightly below the belly button?  I seem to get this yearly about this time of year when the snow is melting and the cool dampness really hits hard.  I haven't bought the ThermaCare Sherrine suggested, but it's on my list!  I do find that if I keep this area warm it helps, so I've been using the heating pad, and when walking around, (sounds dumb, I know, but..) I tucked a terry towel into my bra and draped it down, tucking it into my sweat pants.  Feels somewhat better!
 
So--does anyone know what this is?  I highly suspect it's just little spasms in the intestines.  I'm also getting it all through my back.  The pain isn't too bad or intense, but just sorta uncomfortable.  I should be used to it after having this every spring for the last several years!!  Just wondering if anyone else has this specific complaint, and if you do, what do you do for it?  Thanks again. smile

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   Posted 3/5/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
To say my digestive system is less than perfect would be an understatement. I do wonder sometimes if fibro can affect the digestive system since it is muscular. Most of my pain is from lower back up and I do get spasms and twitches, that hurt, anywhere in the abdominal area, even higher. I had some the other day in the heart area that scared me cause I had not had those before but it didn't do it but a few times and haven't had any since. I really think anywhere we have muscles we can have spasms and pain.
 
Hope it is gone by now.
 
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Luvzminis
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   Posted 3/5/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marlee:  Thanks for the response.
The pain is mostly gone now--just a few little twinges left.  You know what?  I had been using heat on my stomach area, then it dawned on me to try something cold.  This helped very shortly after I applied a bag of ice cubes.  So--might mean it was inflammation.  Anyway, feel much better, at least for now!
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