Seems like this thread wonīt die so i have to end it Not because i found a sollution but because itīs getting kinda repetetive. I want to thank everyone for the great (and sometimes weird) advices! Hereīs a list of suggestions for people who have a similar problem (the ones i still remember):
-massages -warm baths -new matress/pillows -meditation -positive and supportive thinking -breathing techniques -desensitization -yoga/ stretching/ swimming/ sports in general -animal therapy -acupuncture -seeing different doctors like physiotherapists etc. -weed -medication -more medication -science
Even if i didnīt find a sollution for my problem i was still happy to see how many people came up with great ideas and how many people wanted to help me. Itīs strange because this is the internet so i guess i was lucky that there were almost no jerks
i tried meditation and massages already but not animal therapy you said itīs not first hand so i guess you donīt have any experience with it? because someone suggested it already but i donīt really know how that would work the stuff iīm reading online sounds all so blurry
For dealing with the pain, I suggest warm baths. They help me a lot with my muscle cramps and arthritis. Water/swimming in general is pretty good if you have pain from moving around, because the water supports your body. As for sleeping with pain, I have a featherbed on top of my mattress, which helps a ton. Also, make sure you're warm but not overheated when you sleep. A soft blanket or two in a warm room generally works for me. Memory-foam pillows, layered feather pillows, or one of each help too. That's coming from an arthritic insomniac 16-year-old, so I don't know if it will help quite as much with your problem, but these methods are pretty much all-purpose.
Someone very close to me had a similar accident, was told he would never walk again, but he does after intense physical therapy, that was a few years ago now but still suffers from 'chronic pain'. :/ Sadly, there's nothing you can do about it, it's an issue with nerves misfiring
If you're doing really bad, get a heat blanket or warm compress, it can help a lot with pressure and pain, do it every night before bed
iīm going to a physical therapy already but sadly itīs very very painful and only shows little effect : / oh, itīs sad to hear that. well, iīm on very strong pain meds at the moment but i canīt take them all the time so i guess i just have to live with that pain. best wishes to your friend/whoever it is!
Well, physical therapy is painful, but for example, the close friend is one of 3 people with the same condition in europe. He worked until he was puking from exhaustion in therapy and he can walk now. Another didn't work as hard and she is permanently in the hospital (mostly because she continued with the doc's experimental radiation treatment...), and the 3rd never tried and is crippled.
i see, hm..... well, i knew i would continue my therapy and i actually started doing some easy yoga for disabled people. my current doctor sady decided to increase the dose for my medication so iīm like a zombie at the moment your example is very good though and iīll keep that in mind. what medical condition is it?
Broken disks in 2 places with nerve damage. The fluid in the spine was disrupted, and if it stops it means you're crippled. So when the fluid flow is low, there's a lot of pain and stiffness
i wish you a ton of luck with your recovery, hopefully you will be able to make a full recovery with time. Pain killers never seem to work, they just dull the pain, or completely make you numb to everything
you may wonīt believe me but i already had small success with homeopathic medicine just tiny things of course. but that stuff calmed my stomach for example. at the moment iīm taking tons of REAL medicine, thatīs why i donīt want to take more of it.
No you didn't You are connecting 2 things that aren't connected. If I hit myself in the head and the next day I win the lottery, the act of hitting myself in the head didn't do it. You took a sugar pill with nothing in it, your stomach just so happened to calm down. That had nothing to do with the sugar pill.
dude, itīs a mind thing. if i lick a stone and believe "this heals me now" it heals me. and if i believe in homeopathic medicine because i feel better when my brain tells me "oh this is magic" then it works for me. you have no idea what kind of pain iīm in for the past 5 years now and if those fucking hippie pills help me then they help me.
do you also go to religious people and say "LOL there is no god your prayers go to nowhere" ?
itīs pointless to go to people who believe in things and try to shove your own opinion down their throat online.
is taking sugar pills really pointless if it helps me? if that is your opinion thatīs fine but youīre not the person who has to deal with chronic pain like me. imagine your grandma would be deadly ill but she loved watching a certain tv show because she says it gives her power and makes her feel good. would you switch off the tv and say "thatīs pointless" just because itīs a fact that tv doesnīt change her medical condition?
dude, whatīs your problem? i mean really. i try to argue with you on an emotional base so you may be able to understand my feelings that i seriously take anything that seems to help me no matter if itīs a scientific fact of not. may youīve just never been in that situation that you wake up in the morning and want to die because your body hurts like hell.
oh and itīs a scientific fact that a strong believe can numb pain. studies showed that placebos work. FACT.
Have you considered natural methods? Sometimes medications only "mask" pain and don't really relieve it. I would suggest a deep tissue massage (depending on the condition, not so much if it's too painful), or perhaps acupuncture? I'm not a health physician, but you could consult a doctor about more "healthier" choices about relieving pain.
i try i try <: ) well, i tried massages and acupuncture, homeopathic medication and so on. it never really helped me, sadly. i absolutely agree with you. the many pills iīm taking right now canīt be healthy in any kind of way. but at the moment, theyīre the only thing that helps me many people suggested to become more active and do yoga but i can barely move at the moment
My mother suffered from rheumatism (or whatever it's called). She started taking a teaspoon of dried ginger powder and mixed it with some water/juice and drank it. Every morning. She's done it for some years now, and her pain is totally gone.
She's also been to a physiotherapist, and it worked too...
I'm sorry, I don't know anything else about it! I'd recommend anything if I knew it worked: Meditation, music, walks in the forest, vibration (cats use it... heard its healthy for people as well) magnetism (idk, some people use it), sports, yoga, warmth, magic stones... If I hear anything else, I'll contact you (and you don't have to send me a llama if you don't want to...!)
And sorry I've been so busy and not kept my promises about skype and then getting you hopes a little higher before crashing them hard on the ground and jumping on them by not having any time anyway and being neglecting and everything. I was all like "Yay, I've got a new friend " and then I've hadly been friendly myself... I'm so sorry! And I hope you get better soon! Thousands of good thoughts from here!
Yeah, it worked, and it can't really do any harm - it's just ginger, after all ^^ and sad about the physiotherapist....
And, well, I don't know if any of it works
That what I'm talking about! People shouldn't be "used" to stuff like that!!! Why can't the world just be perfect and full of fearies and without environmental problems? But it's nice if you think I'm friendly anyway... You're a really nice person.
And you're welcome ^^ And thanks for the llama, though I told you not to..!
(I'm nearly sleeping, so this is gonna be gibberish) But yeah, it definatly matters what you eat - it is, after all, what your body is made of... And success is good ^^
And thank you, I think you're a nice person too! I don't know why, 'cause it's been a loooooong time since people weren't really nice to me, but I'm always surprised by people's kindness and it makes me so happy ^.^
The last comment made me laugh - you're funny as well (or "as hell", if you like... I don't often swear, but I like playing with words ^^)