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Fibromyalgia and pain relief

I have been a fibromyalgia sufferer for about 3 years now and i have tried many different pain killers to no avail.

The only pain killers that slightly worked were tramadol but it left me feeling ever so sick and so i stopped taking them.

For the most part i have come to terms with the pain, its always there, whether im sitting down or moving around the pain is different.

I cant remember when i was pain free, for the times it gets too bad i usually can not get out of bed or i lay on the sofa crying.

Just recently i have found a product that not only relaxes and destresses me but also gives me a few hours of quite strong pain relief, i can still feel a little pain but the most part goes away.

The product is Epsom salts or Himalayan bath salts, i pour one or two cupfuls in a quite warm bath and then soak in it for half hour to 45 minutes and it eases my pains away.

I take one of these baths at least once a week.

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Feisty56 wrote on October 19, 2014, 8:00 AM

Interesting that something as simple -- and inexpensive -- provides such great relief. Is there any reason you couldn't do this more than once a week?

astraldreamer wrote on October 19, 2014, 8:55 AM

ive never tried to drink it myself, doesnt appeal to me lol, but i only bathe in it once a week as it is detoxifying and so i use it once a week to detox, not sure if too much is beneficial, also i have a lot of trouble sitting down in the bath because of the pain so i mostly have to shower.

AngelSharum wrote on October 19, 2014, 10:41 AM

I've been diagnosed with fibro for almost fifteen years now. I feel your pain, literally. I'm glad you found something that offers relief.

melody23 wrote on October 19, 2014, 12:01 PM

One of my friends has Fibromyalgia and she sent me a great article, I will try to dig it out for you it should still be in my emails. I know she takes a combination of Gabapentin and Amitriptyline.

astraldreamer wrote on October 19, 2014, 2:55 PM

thank u emoticon :smile:

Cherokee wrote on October 19, 2014, 7:44 PM

I share the same thing. I was diagnosed with fibro about four years ago now. I also work full time and it is so tough to manage. Never tried Epsom salt but I am not a bath taker either. Glad you found something to help you.

BodieMor wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:52 AM

What a wonderful and holistic solution to pain! Good for you!