How do you combat your flare?

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   Posted 3/12/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
What is it that you do for your flare that is out of the ordinary regiment for you?
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Current yucky stuff: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, PCOS, Migranes... to name the major players....
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   Posted 3/12/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am flaring I tend to crave spicier foods. I always keep jalepeno cheese sticks
and salsa around. My husband doesn't know it but tonight we are going out for Mexican.

Hot foods tend to soothe me when I'm hurting. Other than that I do my normal routine,
exercise, meds and nuke my bed buddy.

Hugs, Robin
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Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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   Posted 3/13/2010 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am in a flare, I need saltier foods. I don't completely give in, because I know it won't help me in the long haul. But- I do allow myself one thing- my hooosband makes me hot and sour soup. It has tofu, beef and chicken broth, asian vegetables, vinegar, etc. I keep some in the freezer and thaw it when I need. I swear by it. If I am out of it, then I combine beef broth, vinegar [usually rice wine vinegar, about a tablespoon or so to taste], a teeny bit of sesame oil, a few drops of soy sauce and a couple drops of chili [or hot sauce]. Heat that, then drink it slowly. It is medicinal.
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   Posted 3/14/2010 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to say I crave chocolate, but I can crave chocolate anytime I think about As far as 'combating' it I would say warmth and rest and maybe adjust my pain meds. I will admit that most often I just push through and don't take my advice to rest and go easy. But more and more I'm beginning to listen to myself. ;-)

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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   Posted 3/14/2010 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
When I am in a flare, I allow myself to rest. However long I want to. I have to do that or the stress from everyday life makes me feel worse. But I still try to keep moving around and walking if I can. I know that it is hard. Keep pushing on, but allow yourself to rest without feeling guilty about it. Taking stress off your mind does wonders.

Best wishes to you, I hope that you feel better.

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