today I hurt

@savypat (20248)
United States
June 25, 2010 12:57pm CST
I have fibromyalgia, which is a nasty thing that I can usually control. But some days like today it gets a hold on my body and everything hurts. As always when this happens I try to look at everything I have done or eaten and look for a trigger. But I also look at what this pain is causing to happen in my life. Our bodies and our minds are wonderful things and pain means the body or the mind is asking for attention. Now if I could just figure out what, I could do something about it. How do you handle pain.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jun 10
Take a hot bath, take a walk, stretch, get in a position that doesn't hurt, take a nap, take a pain pill, take a muscle relaxant, moan and groan...
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Yoga does help, but I try to keep the moan and groan to a minimum so this doesn't bother others. If they could help I wouldn't be so careful but since they can't why involve them.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Jun 10
I don't moan and groan much either, though if it's really bad I will speak up and let everybody know I've gone on strike!
@Suminundu (193)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 10
Hi savypat. you mean muscle pain. I have experienced a very painful situation where the tip of my middle right finger was abscessed. Initially it was a small sore but it became infected with pathogenic organisms. The pain was throbbing and I was groaning and couldn't sleep at night. I took two tablets of paracetamol every eight hours but the effect lasted for only half hour. My working colleague said the pain could subside only after the abscess was incised and the pus drained out, through a minor surgical operation called incision and drainage (I&D). This operation was done by a medical doctor. The site of incision was sprayed first with an anaesthetic spray two of three minutes before the incision was done. This spray was to anaesthetize the pain. During the incision it was so painful that I cried. I was 23 years old at that time and I was known by my peers to be a boy who wouldn't cry so easily. But this operation made me cry. After the operation the doctor prescribed for me a long-acting pain killer capsule, called ponstan(mefenemic acid)which I took according to the prescription. It did take away the pain but then the abscess was already drained out and I was also prescribed with a course of broad-spectrum antibiotic. Antibiotic kills the germs that caused the infection. I was asked to come to the outpatient clinic for dressing. In five days time, full granulation of tissue took place and the wound gradually healed up. In you case, I think you need to consult a medical doctor. The doctor will give you the right and safe pain-killer and perhaps would prescribe for you the Vitamin B Complex or multivitamins/multiminerals tablets and an external cream or liniment to cure fibromyalgia.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
26 Jun 10
Thank you for your advice, I wish it were that simple, but right now there is no cure for the disease and the only medical treatment has several very nasty side effects. I see my medical doctor often in hopes that something new will be learned about this disease.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Jun 10
That is a very hard condition to treat and handle. What works for one person may not do so well for another and there is noway that anyone that hasn't experienced it can understand. I just try to make myself as comfortable as possible and ride it out...that would be me without that problem though..I guess I would drive my doctor nuts until he found a treatment that fit my needs.
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@baban88 (104)
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
well thats really a serious thing you got there, uhm for me i handle pain by just watching movies and wait for my body to feel sleepy and tired only then i can have a rest, but i dont suggest burning fat just to exhaust your body to sleep when sleeping time coz it'll keep your adrenaline running, tendency you'll not sleep. . .=]
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Jun 10
I’m sorry that you are hurting; I hope you are feeling at least a little better by now. Whenever I’m in pain I take pain pills and rest. I experienced pain worse than childbirth a couple of weeks ago. I had an infection on my leg and the doctor had to cut it and pack it. When I walked out of the surgery the anaesthetic was still working so I felt fine but by the time I got my antibiotic script at the pharmacy I was in agony! I struggled to drive home and when I got back I elevated my leg, took some pain pills and waited until the pain slightly eased. I try not to get depressed when I’m in pain and it works only some of the time! I hope you really are feeling much better Pat!
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Jun 10
My mom has that too. I feel for you because I see what it has done to her. She has dealt with it for years. The whole body aches to the point where we can't even hug her or touch her because she will feel nothing but pain. I always thought I had a good tolerance for pain. However, after dealing with the shingles this last month I couldn't believe the pain I felt where I didn't want to do anything but lay in bed. I surely hope you have a better day tomorrow. Take care!
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
26 Jun 10
dear pat, i usually take pain reliever and then just rest or sleep. unless the pain in unbearable then i go to the doctor for prescription of a much "stronger" pill. get well soon friend. ann
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• United States
25 Jun 10
I hear that's a nasty condition to have. I hope you figure out what the trigger of this episode is so you can avoid it in the future and have a better day tomorrow.
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@dragon54u (31293)
• United States
25 Jun 10
Tylenol and Motrin (generic, of course) just don't work well on me. Even narcotics just take the edge off. I've found that ginger capsules work better than just about anything on the market and they are natural, too. I don't know if it would work on something like you have but it might be worth a try.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
25 Jun 10
i also have fibro and i so know what you mean. if i am not working (i work 3 mornings per week) i generally lay down on the couch for a bit and quite often after a rest i feel a bit better. i also take over the counter pain pills if it gets really bad.
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• Brazil
25 Jun 10
I usually take some pill and I'm lying on bed one time and, however difficult it may be, I try don't think of the pain.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 10
I handle it by going to sleep after I have taken some Pain Med as that is the only way I can handle it I really hope that you are not suffering any more Pat