The rice bags (grain bags, corn bags) are used by heating them in microwave or freezing them. I use them both ways and we use them often.
There is a post in the "Lupus Resources" thread (link at the end of my signature) which explains how to make them. It is the second to last post on that thread.
your tummy . . . are you on any new meds? Sometimes plaquenil will cause some intestinal distress for the first couple/few weeks. Make sure to take it "with" your meals to minimize discomfort. Aside from meds . . . yes many of us do have some intestinal issues . . . sometimes we never know why and sometimes it is our immune system attacking the gut. Arghhh!!! Make sure and mention it to your doctor. I've thought about
using magic marker on my body to mark off all the hurting spots . . . LOL . . . so that when I get to the doctor, he/she has a real road map to my pain!!
I hope you get some responses from some of the others about
the intestinal issues.
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