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Posted By : Ljm2014 - 9/9/2017 10:50 AM was a super stressful week..

Won't bore you with the details..but

As the week kept getting more stressful, my muscles have tightened down to the point i feel dysfunctional.

I don't have a good tub for soaking, so i am thinking get my feet in epsom salts and have heard to wring out towels in it and placing them on sore muscles..i will experiment with that .

Its also starting to warm up so i can sit in the sun 15 or 20 ..which should also help..

Today is just gonna be a muscle recovery day.

Stress is really not good for chronic pain issues ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted By : Luvzminis - 9/9/2017 12:33 PM
Aw, that's lousy, Lj. Stress can surely do a number on us, and when an entire week is stressful, well....ouch! sad

Using the Epsom salts sounds like a good idea. I keep a spray bottle with water and dissolved Epsom salts in it and use it on my feet and legs, and sometimes on my shoulders. I've done that for several months now. Personally, I haven't had any problems, but that can probably vary from person to person.

It is kind of drying, though, so just a heads up on that if you haven't already tried it. I think it's made a difference in the number of muscle spasms I get. It does seem to help relax muscles. I added a dash of lavender oil, just because I love the scent (I think you can buy lavender Epsom salts or other scents, too (???). Not positive on that, though.

Yep--the warm sun can sure help and feels so good! smile I'm holding onto Summer as long as I can......

Hope you feel better soon and the rest of the weekend is great. smile And next week is even better.
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

St. Padre Pio

Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 9/9/2017 12:36:45 PM (GMT-6)

Posted By : Sherrine - 9/9/2017 1:07 PM
Hot showers help me a lot. My muscles warm up and hold the heat better than wrung out towels. A heating pad helps too. Bed Buddy makes a shawl what you can drape over your shoulders or lay across your legs. That might be a good thing to get. I saw it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.


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Posted By : Ljm2014 - 9/9/2017 2:56 PM
Thanks luvs and sherrine,

I sat out a bit, did some attitude adjustment..

Later i sat soaking my feet with the epsom salts,and also used the towels on sore definitely helped some..

I cannot take muscle relaxers so i had to find another way.

Not being stupid..ha.. i also texted hubby and told him tonight would be a good olive garden he brought a feast home for later๐Ÿ™ƒ

Posted By : Luvzminis - 9/9/2017 8:13 PM
Smart thinking, Lj!

Olive Garden sounds like a winning plan. yeah yeah yeah
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

St. Padre Pio

Posted By : Luvzminis - 10/12/2017 5:20 AM
I pulled up this post from some weeks back since I wanted to mention something I've been using for tight muscles in my legs and feet. It's called Leg Vein Essentials and I found it at Swanson Vitamins. It's fairly inexpensive and a little bit goes a long way.

Usually, I do a gentle foot massage every morning and every evening, beginning with my toes and working up to my ankles. Then, I do more (gentle) dry brushing, starting around my toes and working up, but this time brushing up to my knees.

Then I rub in a bit of the Leg Vein Essentials cream and massage it into my toes, feet and legs. That, and using magnesium "oil" (Epsom salts plus a little warm water) really seems to be helping prevent muscle misery; at least so far, so good! yeah
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

St. Padre Pio

Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 10/12/2017 5:23:20 AM (GMT-6)

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 10/12/2017 10:50 AM
We do need to pamper our muscles however we can..

I often forget about the dry brushing...

My daughters and i went for spa pedicures, past weekend..all the extra pampering felt good and increases the circulation which seems to help.

I will check out the vein ease..always interested in new products..

One of my achilles tendons has been tight and sore , so i am trying to get that stretched back out.

Thanks luvs

Posted By : Luvzminis - 10/13/2017 5:46 AM
Another thing I like about the cream is that is has a pleasant scent but isn't over-powering; sort of "mildly" lavenderish, if that makes sense.

Obviously, trying something new, you may want to test for a bit first; also good to be extra careful if there are circulatory problems, too. Personally, I didn't have any issues.

My muscles tend to take turns being tight and sore, especially in my feet and legs, Lj. I'm hoping if I keep up this regimen (cream/brushing/massage), it may help for a long while. It's taken some time to get used to the brushing and massage, especially, but now that I know it helps some, it's just easier to do.

The spa pedicures sound awesome; something maybe everyone with fibro should do occasionally. smile

Enjoy the weekend, and thanks, Lj.
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."

St. Padre Pio

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