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Old 09-01-2018, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What do people in recovery do for pain?


I'm having a bad flare up of my arthritis right now and it's spread into my right hip, leaving me fatigued and miserable... there's just no escaping it.
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I worked pretty closely with my Dr regarding my pain. It took a while to find things that worked.

For my arthritis I was prescribed glucosamine to help rebuild cartilage and a non inflammatory cream called Voltaren.

I'm in a lot better place now that I have been in previous years.

I hope you get some relief soon.

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Thanks Dee, feels a bit better today. I did some yoga and stretching and put those sticky heat pad things on.

I've taken glucosamine before, maybe I'll try it again. I was reading about a supplement called borage/starflower. It's supposed to be good for arthritis, among other things.

I guess I'll have to make an appt with a Dr. I saw a specialist for years over my knees... there was very little he could do, especially once pills are off the table. I hate pain pills anyway, they always made me feel gross, and I still felt the pain. I finally gave up on the specialist, there was nothing he could do.

Sucks cuz I'm pretty sure I did this to my joints myself from all the years of alcoholism.... I haven't had a flare up like this in awhile though.... I can't get away from it.

Anyone see a naturopath for pain?
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Glad you're feeling better today

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So far, I have only (ahem) had to deal with a back injury. My psych, ortho and I had a collective discussion, back in April a couple weeks after it happened. We agreed that I would use non-addictive muscle relaxants (that do not address or mask pain), Advil and nothing beyond the early emergency rx of Tylenol with codeine or something similar and just a step up from OTC.

I've gotten through. I don't know that the advil helps that's much as I have a high tolerance for all altering substances. I did every PT but now, 8 weeks back into an approved exercise plan I sometimes opt out of a workout due to pain. I use the heating pad and sometimes those hot patches you can wear for a few hours.

Yoga and Pilates do help and I am getting better on the whole.

One of the issues with my back is early signs of arthritis and I don't anticipate being completely pain free again.
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My mom takes a scrip for her arthritic knee, called meloxicam.
It’s an anti inflammatory and it really helps her.
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I have rheumatoid arthritis and I take a Turmeric/Boswellia supplement that seems to help. I also take CBD oil. I'm supposed to be on some kind of long term therapy that blocks inflammation (called biologics), but I haven't been able to tolerate any of them. I also have to be careful with Ibuprofen due to a history of ulcers and Tylenol due to a history with liver issues. This is where CBD and various herbs come in handy.
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