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Jan 21, 2017 10:49 PM

Hi hun Susie. Fibromyalgia depression anxiety high blood pressure I him on oxygen 24 hours a day and they don't know why I have high blood pressure and so many other things that the fibro fog has put me in a funk if anybody else is in my situation and has any suggestions for pain relief other than opiates cuz I'm on so many opiates now and I've taken the maximum amount for the day and I'm still in so much pain if anybody has any suggestions please please please please please let me know.....

Jan 22, 2017 5:09 AM

Hi JusteenBeach. Welcome to the community. Have you tried soaking in tub with hot water and 1-2 cups of Epsom salts. Heating pads help some people. Some people have electric blankets. Heat helps. Hope these things help.

Jan 22, 2017 8:46 AM

Do Epsom salts dry out your skin? Also I've only heard of them for internal use anyone know where you can get them in UK?

Jan 22, 2017 12:33 PM

Epsom salt makes your skin soft. I don't live in UK so don't know that. Someone will be along that can answer.

Jan 22, 2017 3:47 PM

Epsom salts for internal use??? Last i heard that was extremely bad and dangerous

Jan 23, 2017 11:29 PM

They are not dangerous if taken internally. Many people take them orally because they act as an laxative when ingested.. I use 5 to 7 cups in the bath and soak for usually 2 hours. Definitely make a difference with my muscle pain

Jan 24, 2017 3:33 AM

Xenasmum you can buy Epsom bath salts in boots or look online. My skin gets very dry but I've found that epsom salts leaves my skin soft.

Justeenbeach if you struggle with getting in and out of the bath soaking you feet in a foot spa or a large bowl with a half to one cup of Epsom Salts in it should help with relaxing muscles or there's magnesium spray which is sprayed on to the skin where you get pain and massage it in.

Also as suggested before heat is very good so an electric blanket or heat pad is good.

Can you distract yourself for a little bit like watching a good TV programme or movie, colouring or other arts and crafts, knitting. It will help even if your only able to do 5 minutes every couple of hours. My concentration isn't very good atm so I try to do 5 minutes of colouring or playing a game on my phone or tablet. They just bring me out of myself for a few minutes and make the pain more bearable.

I had a few more to write but thanks to my fogginess when I started typing I forgot some!!!

I hope you're able to find some relief soon.
Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Jan 24, 2017 8:32 AM

Hi Everyone I'm new to this community 💚 I'm from UK GLASGOW. But Epsom salts in Boots the chemist. I'm having a tough Fybro day today. I've come to lay down, cos I feel like I've been hut by a bus. Take care all, stay positive, gentle hugs x

Jan 24, 2017 9:21 AM

One I've just remembered....do you have an oil burner, electric diffuser or a reed diffuser? You could use lavender essential oil in them to help you relax a little more which could lessen your pain even just slightly. I have an electric diffuser in my living room which I use invigorating essential oils like cinnamon and eucalyptus and I have one in my bedroom which I use lavender and jasmine essential oils.

Hi smilie welcome to the crazy family.
I hope your fibro flare eases up for you.

Sending you all positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Jan 25, 2017 4:41 PM

Welcome Justeenbeach, & Smilie!

Have you checked your meds four possible side effects to cause more pain? And also, pain meds sometimes cause more pain, the m you use the less it works so you feel m pain. I was on Cymbalta for 6 months and felt great. Then I started feeling more fibro pain, worse than before. And my moods began changing for the worse. They weaned me off cymbalta too fast which was awful, almost sent me to a psych hospital. Now I'm only taking tramadol, because of so many reactions to pain meds. But I have found muscle relaxers, massages, magnesium & bit D3 supplements, warm showers, relaxation, gentle stretches & exercises have helped me best. I can't do baths because I can't get in & out safely, even with help. I use Epsom salt foot soaks, and after LMB suggested it, I began soaking wash in the solution and laying it on my shoulder areas.. I've been fighting fibro since 2007, asthma, OA & DDD 20+ years, hypothyroidism & sjogrens since 2015, and most recently PoTS & venous reflux & venous hypertension, along with many more chronic issues. My medication allergies have limited my ability to use meds. I just got over the fibro fog funk (3 mos) that's going around. Instead of high BP mine is low but my heart rate goes high. I have anxiety and depression too. If I get anxious the pain goes up. If I don't sleep well (or at all) the pain goes up. After surgery on my stomach last year I've cut back my sugar and bad carbs intake, losing some weight and reducing the inflammation that was showing in my bloodwork. It's taken me since 2010, trials and errors to find what works for me. We are all different so not everything works for everyone. Try different things. Pace your activities with frequent rest periods too. I hope you find relief soon. Hugs love & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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