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May 18, 2019 3:11 AM

Hello ya'll I hope everyone is having a good evening and I just wanted to come chat with you wonderful people. I'm 29 I have beat cancer 2 times and still fighting it today. I have been told I have fibromyalgia. Endometriosis, and much more of you would like to chat hit me up

May 18, 2019 5:28 AM

Welcome to the community vbruggy07. I'm sorry you have chronic pain. I have fibro and OA. If you have any questions or want to vent feel free. We're from all over the world so everyone comes on different times.

May 18, 2019 11:54 AM

Thank you so much ... what is can you give me on dealing with pain

May 18, 2019 3:40 PM

Does heat help? Try soaking in warm tub with 1-2 cups of Epsom salt. Use heating pad or electric blanket. Magnesium helps some people. TENS unit helps some people.

May 18, 2019 5:06 PM

Heat helps me, epsom salt baths- I use 2 to 4 cups on really bad days, and I use my TENS unit to warm up before exercising and for pain. I’ve used Biofreeze and red flower oil (bought when I tried acupuncture.
I’m fortunate to live in a state that allow medical marijuana. I was on the fence for months about it but broke down after a bad flare a couple weeks ago. It’s eliminated my muscle spasms and improved my sleep from 2 to 3 hours to 5-6 hours. It has not been the “cure” my doctor hope but definitely does help.

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