shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away."
Tips from Annie:
is good for me that I have been afflicted;
might learn thy statutes."
NO MSG (you will
even see this in BBQ Potato Chips so read the
ingredients) Here is another MSG article
Warm!! - When it is damp, cold, and humid where
you live you will tend to hurt more. With RSD it
is hard to keep hands and feet warm. Our body
temperature is below normal most of the time with
RSD and keeping the extrimities warm is
challenging at best. Once your hands get cold it
is really hard to warm them up again. To help
keep me warm I throw my socks in the dryer and
then put them on. They are nice are warm. You can
throw in an extra pair of socks and put them on
your hands if needed. Wearing 2 pair of socks
you have Chronic pain you should use a moist heat
- heating pad
you take Estrogen see if your doctor will allow
you to switch to one that has less side effects.
This could be why you are not sleeping through
the night. "Black Cohosh" is a natural
herbal supplement that you might consider. Always
check with your doctor about taking herbs some
will be contraindicated with some medications or
for specific health conditions.
STRESS - It is not the
action BUT our reaction that is the biggest
a Proverb and a Psalm a day. There are 31
Proverbs that are full of wisdom and sage advice.
"You get more with honey then vinegar."
Pen" by PILOT Pens. It
is a large pen you can hold. Made for people with
Arthritis. Available at Walmart.
slip on shoes and comfortable clothes. Zippers
are easier then buttons. There are adaptable
devices at the Pharmacy that you can buy to make
simple tasks a little easier.
to use herbs and vitamins.
a Doctor who will LISTEN and RESPECT you
looking into Massage Therapy. Some insurances
companies now consider this as acceptable
treatment for Chronic Pain and other conditions.
has a wonderful and very practical page for
anyone with Chronic Pain and Illness. So please
visit this page that she made to help us. You may
want to print it out and put it on the fridge and
read it often: Coping with Chronic
Illness and Pain
Calcium - There are different brands and kinds
but make sure it is the Calcium Citrate.
you teeth checked regularly. It is amazing how
sick you can be if your teeth are bad. If you
clench your teeth that can cause sleep and
myofacial problems too. Don't put off having
teeth pulled. Yes it is painful but you will feel
better. It is thought by some that older
cavities, root canals and caps can actually
release a type of poison or toxin into your
system and cause symptoms that mimic Chronic
Fatigue, Myofacial problems, Depression, Panic
Attacks and even Migraines. Now don't get me
wrong. I am not suggesting that IF you have all
your teeth pulled and get dentures that you will
feel better. Of course I am not saying that it
won't either. It is something for you to talk
about with an Oral Surgeon. Check prices before
you just choose any doctor to do oral surgery.
your Doctor about Wellbutrin and Fibromyalgia.
There are some new and interesting studies that
Zyban or Wellbutrin is helping those with
Myofacial & Chronic Pain.
Play on an old "record", cassette or a
new CD then sing along. Put the
"oldies" on. The songs that you know
all the words to. You will be smiling before you
does help pain. When I look for graphics it helps
to take my mind off the pain. Even if it is just
for a little while. So now we can have
"Computer Therapy" and "Music
Therapy" to help distract us on those
difficult pain days.
LOTS of WATER!!! The best is distilled water
because it doesn't have the chlorine that is in
most tap water. Chlorine kills the good flora in
the intestinal tract. Have you heard that you are
suppose to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Water
will help you feel full and quench your thirst.
Your body needs the water to function properly.
Tea doesn't count as water. It is a diuretic. If
the water is COLD it will make it much easier to
drink! To make your water more appealing to drink
try using a fancy water glass or use a garnish of
fresh lemons or limes. Don't get dehydrated.
you have Hot Flashes? Are you Menopausal? Do you
have Fibromyalgia? Are you taking a synthetic
Estrogen? Have you had a hysterectomy? Well you
might want to talk to your doctor or health food
store owner about "NATURAL Progesterone
Cream". Just a little on your wrist twice a
day will make you feel like a different person.
You might actually feel almost human again. Here
is a site: Natural Progesterone
PAIN NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pain is in the
genes, says study - A
patient's sensitivity to pain is determined by
their genetic make-up, according to research that
could herald a new generation of treatments.
doctor - If you would like
to pray with your doctors as a way to help the
healing process, how do you let your physicians
RSD TIP for those
with RSD in your ARMS: This might
sound "simplistic" or "silly"
for that matter but they have sure helped me. And
with RSD even a minute or two of help makes a
difference. When my arms "burn" it
helps to put them on the outside of the fridge to
"cool" them down a little. Another tip
is when your arms are really sensitive to
"touch" try wearing your shirt inside
out. I know that the seams really bother my arms
and this is a way to have just a
"little" help with your nagging pain
and bothersome symptoms.
from others going through the things you struggle
with is so important. It is so nice to have
someone listen and pray for you. I have a group
call Annie's Email
Encouragers. Also check out my
friend Patty's new Prayer and Support group for
those dealing with chronic pain and illness: The Garden