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On Going Flare Ups, Constant Pain

On Going Flare Ups, Constant Pain

How do you cope with on going flare ups that seem to have no relief in sight? Is there any tricks you have learned to help find relief even if it's only for a little while? I feel desperate at times and willing to try almost anything just for the pain to ease up. Thanks in advance for any thoughts and ideas💜

posted October 9, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I have fibro and osteoarthritis hips spine knees etc. l use tiger balm on my sore spots after a really hot shower, sometimes use ice packs they give some relief. Try to do things that distract me from the pain l take panadiene forte for pain. Sometimes when l can't sleep l do a visualisation/meditation.
First you calm your breathing down then with every inhale imagine you are lying on a soft white fluffy cloud, now think of a colour that will represent your pain now with every exhale imagine that colour going into the white fluffy cloud. Sya in your head l am breathing in this nice comfy soft white cloud and with every exhale, l am breathing out this ( whatever colour ) pain.
What happens is that the white cloud turns a shade of the colour of your pain but now you are sooo relaxed and you may nod off to sleep. The first time l tried this technique l woke up the next morning and thought wow this stuff really works......no harm in trying it l say and you just never know it might wo k for you too. Big gentle hugs darl Gwynnie 🌼

posted October 11, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I soak in an Epsom salt bath with chamomile oil. I use a heating pad if the pain is in my back or hips, if all else fails, I try mild stretching exercises.

posted October 14, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Hi @A MyChronicPainTeam Member one thing I would say is if your łike I tend to leave the pain killers until I start to get a flare up when really I need to be prepared and take them regularly to avoid the flare up so maybe try like I am setting a timer for every 6 hours and taking the meds I think sometimes we feel a failure fo relying on so many tablets but we need them that's what they are there's for so take them on time every time to avoid the flare if that makes sense to you and a nice hot bath with Epsom salts always helps me take care x

posted October 30, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Epsom salt soaks, heat, ice (I can't do ice), hot/cold shower, tens unit, Lidoderm patches, I get a tramadol shot and sometimes dr. throws in a steroid...any thing that will get your mind away from your pain...visits, reading, movies, knitting, crochet, writing about it sometimes helps, talking on phone with friend...walking if you can...resting on my back with my feet up helps sometimes...sleep (when I am stressed I sleep, i awaken refreshed), sometimes taking something to help sleep, natural things...i'm not a big fan of taking something to sleep...but I will when I reach a point that I've got to have relief...playing games on the phone or computer, especially if I have to concentrate on the game...

posted October 10, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

In my case, the best way would be to laid down. If problem is worse and not going away.. I have meds I use that usually handle the problem. I find Lidoderm patch that sometimes handles the pain. Depending on the situation will determine the treatment.

Additional. I have hot packs to use and other devices IF & TENS UNIT(s) to use.

posted October 9, 2016 (edited)

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