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Natural methods to relieve pain

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#21 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:50 AM

Hey! I play penny whistle (and an oatmeal box bodhran) and the hubby says I'm ready for the white coat. Can I join the intercontinental anti-pain band??

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:25 AM

Hi, a bit late in my posting but I wish to share the remedy for pain relief, I have used, since the birth of my twins, 36 years ago.

Most of the ladies will know about deep breathing. I was too scared with my first born to do it properly.

I had NO pain with the twins, yes, I could feel what was going on but without pain. Since then, no matter what pain I have, it works so long as I do it the moment the pain kicks in. I deep breathe. It's no good if I let the pain take over though, as I don't seem to relax properly. I also find it takes away RLS (restless leg syndrome), migraine, neuralgia, cramp, toothache. I don't worry about aches though, just let them take their course. I don't take pain killers, I have too many adverse reactions to them.
Take care.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:24 PM

Please make sure you get the right diagnostic before taking so many medications that can make yourself worse. There are so many doctor already very aware for scleroderma symptoms even it is has a lot of types and not everybody get the same sign... but my experiences; in the early stages I only had problem with swollen fingers and general fatigue and for 2 years doctors can not find anything wrong in my normal blood test.

But with the autoimmune blood screening test you may be able to find out. Have you done this?

Now I am living with it for 10 years after being diagnosed in May 1999; but the signs started in 1997.

Hope you can find out what is really wrong with you and get a good treatment.

Bless you,


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

This is a great thread. I agree with so many of everyone's ideas already. I have had MCTD for 10 years now and the things that keep me going are:
1)EXERCISE- Water year round indoor pool. Varied exercise of all types with A LOT of stretching. Even on bad days, this will make me better. REALLY bad days, just can't do anything .
2) HEAT- rice pads, heat massage, hot tub, all good for pain
3) DISTRACTION- anything that keeps you engrossed, even a grandchild to painting to gardening.
4) FRIENDS-laughter