I am diabetic and cannot take prednisone. I currently take Norco, Nuerontin and Soma, and none of these really help. I am now at a point of using a walker, am only 58 and am at my wits end. I swim during the summer which helped take the pain off the joints, but now winter will be coming and I am in pain 24/7. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the forum.
I woke up this morning with excruciating left side chest and rib pains and great difficulty with breathing (anything physically strenuous like getting out of bed-LOL- was challenging). I thought of myself as a kind of health nut and guru up to this point, not having been treated by a doctor in ages.
And pain! What is that? Till this morning.
I decided to use Lab grade DMSO -30/70 solution to H2O- and apply a couple thin areas on the areas ( skin must be very clean) with this pain. Within minutes I became functional again! Still some pain-but manageable.
Since this morning I repeated the DMSO treatment twice.
(Pleuritis symptoms, I think)
DMSO is not available for human use, but any Veterinarian or Veterinarian Supply Store would probably sell you some if you say it's for your... horse!
The key to using it to dilute it as above, clean affected or painful area well-as it is the most powerful driver/antioxidant into your cells through the skin-so no impurities will enter the body.
Use only 10% DMSO, 90% distilled or filtered water from the neck and up- as DMSO is also a powerful solvent.
The other supplement that you can get is Malic acid. Fibro-like conditions
inhibit the body's natural ability to produce malic acid necessary for metabolic and energy conversion processes because of high tartaric acid levels. (Tartaric acid is considered a muscle toxin)
My ultimate suggestion is to try Hypnotherapy.
Not one session, as most people won't experience any dramatic and lasting improvement so fast. Go with the best you can afford!
I suggest to my clients a package of six sessions for serious conditions and 12 for Fibro. It entails Pain reduction and management, addressing sleep issues, releasing past traumas, restoring emotional fitness,
instilling new empowering beliefs, optimizing any medical treatments and also includes "booster" sessions and teaching self-Hypnosis -I'll be doing some of self-hypnosis tonight for my pain.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I am getting ready (hopefully) to try Vicopofen, as i just found out reading some of these forums that what i'm currently taking is ultra harsh on my liver & since i also have HepC, ummm thats not good.
I cant believe the same Dr.s who are so afraid i'll get addicted, missed that they shouldnt have been giving me the current medication due to my liver!
I'll let you know IF my Dr. will let me try it. my Dr. actually told me that my whole problem was i need to get my trigger points "squished so they get used to the pain" hand to the lord, she said squished. what the heck? she goes anywhere near my inner thighs and there is going to be a battle. lol
why am i still with this Dr? because if i go someplace else I will get accused of Dr. shopping. omg i hate that term. i'm a 53 year old grown a$$ woman and these Dr's make me feel like a teen trying to sneak a bottle of boonsfarm wine past my parents. it's ridiculous. not to mention i am forced to continue to get EXPENSIVE treatments & EXPENSIVE Rx that do not work at all! & for what? all so i can PAY to get 15 measly pain pills (with one refill) that are supposed to last me 3 months! i kid you not. if i dont look for a better dr for myself.... who will?? no one! i've been going to this same practice for 5 years and it was only in this last year that i needed anything more than the Cymbalta (which really helps!) yet they treat me like this?!! gRrr. sorry for the slightly off topic vent. ~Pami
Pami find a new dr,mine was the same way,but over time(5 years)i now have meds that work,started with 60 10-650 loratabs went to 120 a month then he said you have hep.c (been treated for) so we went to 10 mg oxycodone 3 x a day and it helps a lot better,look him in the eye and tell him how bad the pain is and remind him of his oath-to help and medecate,good luck.
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