I'm in agony today and so so tired end of school holidays and my boys have run me ragged I cannot tolerate any painkillers other than paracetamol they do diddly squat even with my pain threshold I've had enuff
Daisydoo, I'm so sorry you're hurting this badly. Is there a friend of grandparent who can take your boys a couple of hours, to let you try and relax in a bath and maybe sleep some? Epsom salt bath, low light or candlelight, and soft gentle relaxing music. It may not alleviate the pain, but relaxing will destress you and give off good pain fighting endorphins. Stress adds to pain. Do you have any muscle relaxers? They will release tense muscles that are squeezing nerves, causing pain. (((Hugs))) & a prayer you'll feel better soon. 🙏🌼
Muscle relaxers are meds that literally relax the muscles. I'm on Parafon forte, but Flexeril is another one, and there are many more. You would need your doctor to give you a prescription. And until you know how it affects you, take it when you don't need to leave home. My body is so use to it, having used them sporadically 20+ years, I'm totally functional, but I still won't drive. What about sending the boys to a friend's house? 🙏🌼
I'm carer to my boys as they have Eds too as well as autism dyspraxia and hemiatrophy skeletal dysplasias and Scoliosis so driving them around all day so probably wouldn't be able to have muscle relaxants then 🌼
Daisy, I take Kava kava root extract as a tea. It is a muscle relaxant, but used traditionally as a tea. It doesn't affect me, in my mental capabilities, but makes me more relaxed and better able to handle stressful situations. I see that you marked a lot of joints as hurting. Maybe try some DMSO, Gallium (it is sold as a cream, and doesn't itch so it can be a nice med). They are both used to treat arthritis in horses. If it isn't arthritis (like for me) it could still help. Plus, there aren't really mental effects. Best of luck finding something that reduces the pain.