I get this and it comes and goes, I've always just put it down to my fatigue. Recently my mental health nurse told me to try and go out for a walk everyday as it will help fight the depression and maybe help me sleep better at night. I've walked round my block a few times now, it should only take about 15-20 minutes but it's taking me 30-35 minutes but when I get home my pain is worse all over and I'm left aching for a couple of days after....the ache that sets in and makes you feel horrible, makes it hard to go from laying to sitting to standing to walking etc.... I'm not sure what to do about it. I'm seeing my GP and mental health nurse and will discuss it with then.
You could try maybe a hot bath with 1-2 cups of Epsom bath salts (I'm struggling to get out of my bath atm so I've not done this yet), using a heat pad or blanket (I don't have either of those yet but looking to get one, just deciding whether to get a blanket or a pad), or using a magnesium spray. I've found the best way for me to absorb the spray is by putting a hot compress on the area that hurts most and leave it for a few minutes then spray and massage in (I've found if I don't use the hot compress the magnesium spray doesn't help. The hot compress opens out your pours so the magnesium is better absorbed), do you take a magnesium supplement? The picture is of some of the benefits of taking a magnesium supplement but it also helps reduce tiredness and fatigue and contributes to the maintenence of normal bones and teeth. I've only started taking the magnesium supplement a few days ago so I'm not expecting to see any benefits from it for another few weeks.
I'm really sorry but I can't think of anything else atm....painsomnia has kicked in now!
I hope you find something that helps you....if you do please feel free to share with me as well, I'd try almost anything atm!!!
Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx
I know that feeling. Wish I had answers for what to do. I try to keep up with my stretches - even with the pain. I also try to.increase my water consumption. I have this lotion called Two Old Goats. For me this works better than the icy hot type lotions. But what helps me doesn't always work for others. :/
I make sure I stay on schedule with my meds. I know some who only take the pain meds when the pains really bad. That may work but it also cuts back on the relief you could have. When you stay on a schedule your body will always have the med in your system - working towards relieving the pain. When taken as needed the medication has to work harder to get the desired results. Am not explaining that very well. Fibro Fog is my companiontoday.
You are right about taking pain meds routinely to be more effective. When I switched to lyrica I had very little pain so was able to take pain meds just when needed. I actually detxed myself from Norco 10 4xday.