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Nov 22, 2015 10:41 PM

Hi has anyone tried the following and have they worked for you? Am new to all this and still researching
Hydrotherapy exercises
Anti inflammatory diet
Willow Bark
Ketamine infusion/IV

Nov 23, 2015 9:36 AM

Love the water physical therapy. My ins approved and the group I used went to salt water heated pools. I even have a rare dx and they read my copies of symptoms and avoided any things that could cause pain.

Nov 23, 2015 9:48 AM

Thanks zetarlov, I have crps/rsd, am new to this it's been 2 yrs am now just learning to accept my condition and deal with it the best I can am still looking for what works. I will start deep water running at my rec center not sure if the water temperature will agree with my body.
I maxed out my physical therapy is won't pay am looking for other options

Nov 23, 2015 11:16 AM

Hopeful remind me your condition? I have Crps and water therapy can be great but some of us get kicked out for lack of improvement. Get a hot tub if you can.

Nov 23, 2015 11:27 AM

Okay I will look into this, I have crps 2 yrs now, I was kicked out of physical therapy, rice box hurts not sure what exercise I should do, I slowly losing mobility in my let leg.

Nov 23, 2015 11:56 AM

Where do you have it? Both legs or one?

Nov 23, 2015 12:00 PM

It's in my left foot migrating up to my left hand, I have a spine stim implant that helps at times, but on the day like today when it's cold nothing seems to work am constantly on a heating pad.

Nov 23, 2015 12:09 PM

Sorry hopeful - sadly I spend most of my time in bed but I cherish the times I walk

Nov 23, 2015 12:16 PM

Sorry to hear that how long have you had crps, I haven't been to work it's a week and a half, I had my CT today just to make sure my spine infusion surgery I had is not causing any issues with my mobility

Nov 23, 2015 4:30 PM

Have you tried DMSO yet? Is pretty available, from farm stores at least. Once I stayed it, I began moving a bit more, anD then Pt worked

Nov 23, 2015 4:37 PM

I have Fibromyalgia degenerative disc and arthritis in spine right knee and hips.. Heat seems to help some for me.. Ive done water therapy in the past but it was cold water and made me feel worse.. I would love to have access to a hot tub or jacuzzi..

Nov 23, 2015 4:57 PM

Hydrotherapy is great for most people. An anti-inflammatory diet is growing in popularity and if you can continue it, I would try it. As for willow bark, remember that it's main ingredient is salicylic acid or asprin. Try turmeric circumnavigation, 500 mg 💊, cayenne 40,000 STU, Valeria root, and kava root(xanax is derived from this so be careful with it), and look for homeopathic meds for nerve pain. I know what you have isn't a nerve issue, but but it may help calm things down.

Nov 23, 2015 5:00 PM

Also, I with all that, I especially if you are taking other meds, add ginger in some form, tea 💊, something. It will calm your stomach, and don't forget to check with your Dr first.

Nov 23, 2015 5:33 PM

Thanks, I will see my doctor on December 2nd for a lumbar block. I will check with him and hear what he says.

Nov 23, 2015 5:41 PM

Just remember, some Drs are good with herbal products and some are not. Some just won't have a clue if any of these will interact with other meds. You can ask your pharmacist or I can look it up for you if you want me to.

Nov 23, 2015 5:45 PM

Cearea, Please do I don't know where to begin, never used herbal medicine before, I live in MD

Nov 23, 2015 5:46 PM

Do I see a herbalist dr or my pain doc for herb meds

Nov 23, 2015 5:53 PM

Here is my email. Send me a list of your meds, the dosages etc. A detailed medical history :high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc that kind of stuff cause some herbs can help with that too but I do this just like a Drs office. So anything you would tell the Dr or put on the Dr form, tell me. Surgeries and all. It really does make a difference. And your diagnosis that you need these for. I'll work up a time plan like I did for Jenna.

Nov 23, 2015 5:57 PM

Since you live in MD, there should be herbal stores or co-ops there, but if not, Walmart carries most of them and you can find others online. No need to pay anyone. I don't for free. Your pain dr just needs to know about them. You don't need a prescription.

Nov 23, 2015 6:00 PM

If you check w a local hotel that has a heated pool you might find one willing to let you use their

Nov 23, 2015 6:12 PM

If you have a letter from your Dr they may let you use it for free

Nov 24, 2015 8:38 AM

Didn't get the email, not to well today my doctor gave me valium I can barely stay awake will get to you hope soon when I feel much better

Nov 24, 2015 9:22 AM

Hopeful, I pray that the Valium helps you and that you feel better soon. Sending you healing {{Hugs}} and prayers for a better day.🌻🙏🏻😊

Nov 28, 2015 2:45 PM

Hopeful, I haven't tried any of those yet. My insurance won't pay for acupuncture. I hope the Valium helps you, and I'll pray you find what works for you real soon. Hugs! 🙏🌼

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