Hi all, I really wish it would rain already! Maybe that'll help my back? I don't want to take my Tylenol!!!! :( my husband doesn't get my condition, he says he does, but he really doesn't! Which of course isn't helpinge me at all! I hate this!!!!! :'(
What type of pain is it? The reason I'm asking is because there's research that suggests Tylenol can make nerve damage more permanent. It happened to me, so I believe it. Not as sure about other pain types though.
All I know is that it's back pain.... I know it's weather related, hurts before, or when my time of the month is coming. ...I don't think it's neurological, I think it's just muscular. I do try to stay away from the Tylenol though, as much as I can. Any ideas on what I can take instead? I can't do chemicals anyway. ...
Is it possible you have osteoarthritis and endometreosis? RA also can hurt with weather but usually in the low back it's OA, of at least that's what my doc said. I hurt with weather changes, especially extreme one's. Endometreosis, and even IBS can hurt in the back as well, especially if you're constipated. The endometreosis blessed, causing the pain, and it has formed high up in the abdomen.
Midol is OK but may not be strong enough. You could try Ibuprofen too. If you can, drink about 2-3 oz BlackBerry wine during your menses. It takes the edge off the cramps by relaxing all over. Also used either a hot water bottle of a hearing pads. The wine and heat thin the blood. I use to pass clots and the doc said the clots were part of the pain. I hope and pray you get some relief.🙏🌼
I didn't know what type Arthritis I had for years. My rheumy doc told me after testing for RA and ordering reports from MRIs on my spine and knees. She said RA damage can be slowed down but OA can't. And now that I have the osteopenia my bones are at a higher risk of breaking, spinal discs to if I fall. That's why I started using a cane, after nearly taking a fall turning a corner from one room to the other (balance & dizziness issues). The OA in my lumbosacral spine and neck is worse than my knees and shoulders. Heat and voltaren gel help on a daily basis. I hope to be getting ESI's soon, if they can figure out the cause of my tremors. OA can show up on xrays, it MRIs show it better. If suggest either seeing a Ortho or rheumy doc, unless your PCP would order a mri on your back. Good luck! 🙏🌼