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Thread: Back Pain/Fibermyalgia sufferers try this

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    Prayers are helpful, thank you.

    I usually soak in a hot tub every night and then right to bed. I'll have to try the wrap first.

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    Thanks for the reminder! I had forgotten about epson salts too. I'm gonna be buying me a BIG box!

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    Just be careful is you have very sensitive skin. Epsom salt can irritate it.

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    It is very nice of you to share this. I'm glad it worked for you. I do not suffer from this but a neighbor does.

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    Just a thought. If you cannot get into a tub could you run hot water in the sink, add the Epsom salts and then dunk a towel in, wring it out and wrap up "parts" one at a time. Safer and worth a try :)

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    I have fibromyalgia, my DH and I have a hot tub, we use it everyday, and we add epsom salts to it, works wonders!!!

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    Epsom salts are great for many things. Ilove them when I could get in and out of tub I would put scent in my salts so you always smeled wonderful as well as feeling better. For those of you that cant get in a tub make a thick paste of the epsom salts with warm water and cover with a piece of cotton that you dont mind loosing, place the paste on where ever needed and cover with cotton when the warmth is gone remove and repeat if needed just as you would with a heating pad just better results.

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    I do this for my feet and it works wonders.

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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??
    the big problem is that I'd have to clean the tub first! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I wish I could get in and out of the bath tub. Have CFIDS and fibromyalgia. No strength in arms or legs and I an not over weight. Want a battery operated chair, but they don't do ins. and are expensive.

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    For some strange reason, my fibro has lately decided to settle in my hands, a new thing for me, grrrrrrrrrrr. I tried this and find it is quite helpful!! Thanks for the tipoff. Gentle hugs and big smiles for all my fellow chronic pain sufferers. We forge on as we must into the day. I am holding you all in my heart as we share this common bond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Day four I woke up again today with little pain I did need to take my pain pill however for me to wake up without pain is a miracle I don't ache like I normally do and I quilted my moms huge queen size heavy quilt so I know this will work differently give it a try and main thing relax and enjoy the quiet wrap up afterwards works better at night. Good luck and will keep you all in my prayers!
    I tried this last night and woke up with the usual amount of pain this morning. I so hoped it would work for me.

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    My osteoporosis is really bad leaving my back hurting all the time. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks so much for the tip! I started taking the drug Savella a year ago, and it has changed my life. Fibro is no fun, and I hope you find relief soon.

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    Ebsom salt is great. My daughter had little infection in her toe and I took her to the doc and she said to soak it 3x's a day for 3 days and it'll be gone. Sure enough...it was. That's something that I always will have in my house.

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    I sure wish I could soak in the tub, but with my back injury, I can't even get in one. thank you and God bless.

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    I have suffered from fibro for 25 years.I don't have any pain free days. I am going to try epsions salt tomorrow night. This summer I started to take Omega 3 ,6 ,9 and I have found it to be very helpful with the tender muscles. The bottoms of my feet were so tender I always had to have soft footware. since I have been taking omega I can walk with nothing on my feet.In the mornings I would hate to have to put my feet on the floor but now I have no problem. Hope the epsions salt help a little with the pain. Thanks for the tip. we need all we can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    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: :|
    That's exactly what I was thinking Ditter. Watch the heat and don't stand up too quickly.

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    i have high blood presure and was told dont stay in hot water more than 15 to 20 minutes

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    i was so thrilled when we put itn a whirlpool tub ! the my dh died & fibro &artho got worse,so am unable to get out of tub by myself,even w/the eextra bars.i am 68 & also have ostreoporis ,so falling is TERRIFYING !just do what my gramma calle "down as far as possible,up as far as posssible"when i wash up in the am.does anything have this same problem?or am the only onewho feels i'm not getting the hygene i should!
    also would love to trythe epsom salts,but wouldn't dare try it alone
    dar

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    Quote Originally Posted by moomoo
    i have high blood presure and was told dont stay in hot water more than 15 to 20 minutes
    You can make the water not quite as hot, so that you are not making it bad for you, and it is still effective for your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    i was so thrilled when we put itn a whirlpool tub ! the my dh died & fibro &artho got worse,so am unable to get out of tub by myself,even w/the eextra bars.i am 68 & also have ostreoporis ,so falling is TERRIFYING !just do what my gramma calle "down as far as possible,up as far as posssible"when i wash up in the am.does anything have this same problem?or am the only onewho feels i'm not getting the hygene i should!
    also would love to trythe epsom salts,but wouldn't dare try it alone
    dar
    dar, if you don't have family who could come stay with you for the short time while you are bathing and using your hottub, to assist you in and out and be there if you need help, perhaps you could contact your local social security services and see if you wouldn't qualify for a home health aide to come in to assist you with those things on a regular basis. They would also help you with heavier house keeping and whatever tasks of daily living that you are having difficulty managing on your own.
    To investigate this possibility, begin with a call to the nurse at your physician's office and a call to the local social security benefits office.

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    I wish I had a bathtub. We had our bathroom remodeled to make it handicap accessible for my mom and only have a shower. I can't remember what it's like to have no pain. I'd love to try this.

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    I soak all the time and it helps but have not used epson salt. Thanks for the tip! Anything for some relieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyceelaine1951
    I wish I had a bathtub. We had our bathroom remodeled to make it handicap accessible for my mom and only have a shower. I can't remember what it's like to have no pain. I'd love to try this.
    Could you get one of those small portable spas and put it some where in your house/porch. We lived in a mobile home before with no bath and ended up getting a spa for me to sit in. Warm water can be so nice for those aches and pains.

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