Pain Relief help

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Pain Relief help

Postby CozmoCreepers » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:32 pm

I've been treating myself naturally for my FM and it has made the world of difference, however every so often when I have a flare up I notice that my pain and fatigue is a lot worse. I also tend to feel worse when I'm under a lot of stress from work.

I'm wondering if maybe I should see if I can get referred to a pain clinic but how do I go about that (asking the GP?) and what exactly can they offer me in the way of pain relief?

I've been debating as to whether I should see if I can afford getting a massage once a month or so, has anyone found this to help at all?
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby budda » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:50 pm

Hi there, I myself am waiting on word from pain clinic, I went throw my GP for this, it could take a wee while, massage, i love them, but does not take MY pain away for long, but if you enjoy them, it could work for you, we are all different, hope this helps you. :hugs:
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby denys » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:42 pm

Hi Cozmo, I think it is by referral through your GP as Budda said, I cant stand anyone touching me as I go through the ceiling so massages are no use to me, but lots of people swear by them so my advice would be if you can afford it give it a go. Congratulations on the natural treatment and hope everything works out for you :hugs: :wave:
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby CozmoCreepers » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:34 pm

Thanks guys, I will see about going to see my doctor.
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby Delvesy89 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:59 pm

Hi!!
I went to see a sports massage therapist who left me feeling queasy and feint every time he touched my arms or shoulders - so be careful!!

However, it may work for you - good luck! :D
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby LinzWorld » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:35 am

I see a specialist myofascial release massage therapist experienced with Fibro and she's amazing.

A pain clinic is most likely to offer lifestyle and psychological pain management techniques, such as CBT. You may also get a chance to try complementary therapies such as hydrotherapy or acupuncture. And you'd probably see a consultant who could make medication suggestions if needed.
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby nugget69 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:58 pm

hiya just too say i have been too the pain Clinc and there was about 10 off us but no one had fib i was thee only one and i found it did help me i also met some really nice poeple too just asked your doctor hope you get thee help you need :wave:
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Re: Pain Relief help

Postby PainGoAway » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:28 pm

I have found that seeing a masseuse every month has helped me tremendously. I still experience a whole lot of physical pain, but much of it has been diminished since seeing her. I don't know what she does, but she works all sorts of magic on my back and legs. The pain progressively comes back (and I still need painkillers from time to time), but the use of them has also went down dramatically. I wish I could get rid of this pain altogether, but I don't really see that happening anytime soon. :(
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