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#1 Peggy

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 05:53 AM

Boy the pain in my upper legs and hips is getting so bad. Is this because of the colder weather or just part of this disease. I'm on this heavy duty pain patch as well as a pain killer and still can't keep it under control. I was wondering what everyone else uses to combat this other than what I'm using. For a while I was on neurotin and quit taking it. Should I go back on this - would this help? I also have lyrica that I quit taking. Should I go back on this? The pain is constant and the discomfort is terrible.

Thanks for listening and warm hugs from Minnesota.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:51 AM

Peggy have you tried physical therapy at all? I do much better when I'm in PT. None of those pain pills work at all for my hip pain, they just make me drowsy and they trigger a fibromyalgia flare, so the only thing I use is Tylenol and hot patches or the ointment and a heating pad as well. Does help, somewhat.

Wish you luck!

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:58 AM

Wow! This is the reason I logged on to the forum today! I have been having pretty bad hip pain and was looking for advice on why, and what works to help it. I find that it wakes me up at night and I cannot relieve it no matter how I contort my body. This is new for me, so as of yet, I cannot give you any advice. If I come across something that helps I will let you know.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:28 AM

I've noticed an increase of pain in my knees. I had attributed it to being somewhat (actually very) inactive since October. I take Lyrica twice daily along with 3 advil, and have not really found the need to continue to take the Darvoset.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

Oh Peggy,

I feel so badly for you. I know all too well how hard it is to cope due to pain. Have you tried any topical treatments such as the gel that goes on cold then turns hot, or my favorite, a pain relieving cold therapy gel with herbal extracts? It actually works better than I think sometimes. Also, sometimes for me getting into a hot bath, or using a heating pad help. I also use a foot massager tool that really helps. You put it on the floor and step on it and it has all these little hard nubby fingers that stick out, then you roll your foot around on it and it hurts so good! Not everyone is into that kind of thing, but I thought I'd throw it out anyway, it works for me!
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#6 danceswithcats

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:02 PM

I tell ya' ladies, this humidity does not help.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

Hi Peggy,
I would think it would be important to know what is causing the pain. Is it joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis? I have that and I never miss taking daily Celebrex, which is for RA.

I am also on low-dose Prednisone and my rheumatologist says I will probably never get completely off the Pred.

I have some heavy duty pain meds, but seldom have to use them because the pain is usually pretty well controlled without them.


I also have found that, for me, it makes a real difference in the way I feel when I take a supplement of Omega 3 fish oil daily. I've also noticed that drinkng lots of water helps me.

Mary in Texas

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:57 PM

I have recently had a lot of hip pain and lower back pain. Also, muscle pain in the upper legs and arms. I never had the hip pain. It is on both sides.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:13 AM

I am sorry that I am responding so late to your posting. I can really relate to the hip and lower back pain. I have tried everything, and I am still battling the pain to this day. It seems like it is all getting worse. So days it feels like you just don't know what to do. I am now trying to work in some PT. I think this is the best strategy. However, it is very difficult when you are in such severe PAIN.
I like this topic because I can really relate! I hope you feel better!
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:17 AM

Hi Peggy,

I was just talking to my rheumatologist about this yesterday. I feel like someone shot me in the buttocks and down the leg. The pain gets worse as the day goes along. Nothing seems to help. Just resting. Wish I could help. Susie54

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:58 PM

I have been having hip and back pain for a few months now. I sleep with a heating pad every night and that really helps during the night. During the day I can handle pain better, but at night - it's not that easy. I don't know if this will work for you, but it has really helped me.

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