Hi KRP...so glad you joined the family. I have found relaxation therapy very
helpful in reducing my stress...the more stress...the more pain. Taking time
out during the day to do deep breathing exercises and meditation does help with
my pain. Soaking in a hot bath feels good to me too. I have several microwave
heating pads that are put to good use also.
When it comes to meds, it's all trial and error, what works for one, doesn't
always work for another. I'm on Savella and take cyclobenzaprine for flares...
it does take the edge off. Walking also helps, without it I really hurt.
Hoping you can find something that works well for you!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements