I suffer from chronic/severe back and leg pain with extensive disc degeneration and nerve damage. It's been almost 18 years of it, getting worse as I age, (40 now), but it seems over the last year or two, the worse my pain is, the colder I am. It's 75 in the house and I'm hurting really bad right now, and am bundled in sweater, thick socks, etc. Anyone else with severe or chronic pain experience this?
Also have arthritis I take it? Mine is bad and causes debilitating pain, swelling ect when it is cold out or chilly and damp. Mine is not as bad as yours but I take Black cherry extract and it helps alot! I also have severe back problems, DDD and nerve damage. My pain meds won't touch the arthritis pain it seems. If they do it is only for a hour tops. I use the Black cherry and ibuprofen and I also got a memory foam mattress topper for my bed to help me sleep at night. I hope this info helps. Best wishes, Sissie
Not sure about the arthritis...I know I hurt more when the weather changes, but it's weird how I seem to get chilled when I'm hurting bad. But my body is just scientifically bizarre anyway. LOL
Black Cherry extract, eh? Can I ask how you take it? Pills, liquid, or whatever? I'm open to trying new things. My pain meds don't last either, but I only take a half at a time because they make me woozy.
With your back problems and as long as it has been you are guaranteed to have arthritis. You may also want to get a updated mri to check and make sure a disc is not pressing on the nerve that is damaged causing extra problems. I take the NOW brand pill 750 mg. They are cheaper to order on line but in a pinch dried cherries or concentrated cherry juice will work. I am not talking about the juice in the frozen section or even the juice section. It will be 100% concentrated tart cherry juice usually found in produce section.
I started taking them 2 pills 3x's a day for the first week and then tapered down to what worked for me. When I know the next day I am going to be doing something that will aggravate my back I take an extra one or two before bed.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.