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Thread: Back Pain/Fibermyalgia sufferers try this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    thank you for the tip!like all fibro& arthritis sufferers,am desperate to try anything that works!if nothingelse the relief of being in the tub helps! like many of you,i am a widow ,so getting in & out of the tub alone is too scary for me! i am lucky to have a whirlpool tub,but it is so dep it's hard to get i & out of w/o help,een w/all the bars.SO afraid of falling & breaking a hip[i'm 68] my bf is really great,but sometimes it's embarrassing having to ask.the only thing worse than getting old is the alternative !!!!!!!!!!
    will surely try the epsom salt,tho.thanks for the tip
    Is there any home health that you could apply for? My late husband had help a few times a week and I helped him other times during the week.

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    I wish we had a bathtub, but, had it taken out to make it handicapped for my 85 year old mom. We have a step in shower .

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    Hmmm waking up with no pain, I don't think I know what that means LOL! I believe the last time that happened was 1981. But this is a tip I will definitely try, I had forgotten my mom used to do this for her bursitis. One more thing I inherited from mom, sigh.

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    A word of warning!! If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, be careful with the very hot water...Don't get overheated as that could cause more grief then fibromyalgia.... :roll: :|

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    I have had the worst backache for over a week now, will try this:)
    thanks for sharing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I know that this may sound strange but it works. I suffer from back pain and fibermyalgia pain it is not fun when both act up. My mom told me about a friend of hers who soaks in a bathtub with epsion salt. I thought she was nuts until I tried it (besides who doesn't like to soak in a bath away from the kids!) What you do is run a bath as hot as you can stand it. You will need at least 4lbs of epsion salts and let dissolve. Soak in the tub for as long as you like. I actually was able to sit in the tub for about 15 minutes and loved every minute. Then wrap yourself in a heavy robe or blanket and stay there to sweat it out. I didn't feel any different that night but the next day and today WOW I woke up with no pain and that is very rare. I know some of us have issues and I thought I would pass along something that worked for me. Try it what do you have to loose??
    It is also helpful to add a couple of drops each of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender oil to the Epsom Salts before adding to the bath water. Or, if you have access to Olba's Oils - Massage Oils they will work even better....

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    I'd love to try it, but living by myself, and having knee problems as well as fibro, I just can't get up out of a bath. I'd need a block and tackle to get me out of the bath. :-) Last time I had a bath it took me 5 mins to get out - and I let the water out first just in case I slipped and went under.

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    thank you for the information I will be trying it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Thanks, Jade. I'll be trying this. As a fellow traveller down the fibro/CFS road, the words 'no pain' are like the Holy Grail............
    Glad you got a pain free day. Aren't they wonderful!?!
    I also suffer from FMS, CFS & weekly migraines. will definalety give this a try.

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    Just another thing that works for me is avoid eating nightshade foods(tomatoes, potatoes,peppers, paprika, eggplants,etc.) studies have been done and some people are sensitive to the solanine that is in the nightshades. I feel so much better to not eat these foods, but there are other foods to enjoy. Google nightshades and read it.

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