Hi Iodine and welcome to the family. There are a lot of animal lovers on here including myself. I have a three month old Bichon, second one, we lost our almost 15 yr old this summer. You are doing great work for the animals and it is good that they keep you going. I know I have been a lot more active since we got this little girl.
I've never been on narcotics for the pain. I take 4000 mg of tylenol a day, 100 mg of amitriptyline at night and use TENS unit when needed. I use moist heat in many forms. I also use lidoderm patches for small areas close to the skin, like my hands.
I do not do well when it's cold it makes the pain so much worse. We have a rice crispy club on here with our talking bodies.
I know it has to be hard to be so young with three teens and have fibro. I didn't get it til my 50s.
Ask questions, read and vent when you need to and we will be here.
luv and hugs
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