Disclaimer: Every person’s situation is different. What works for me may not work for you, or even be a safe thing for you to try. Always consult your health care provider before using any of the pain relief tools in this post.
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This post contains items that I have found helpful in relieving my fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis pain. I also use over-the-counter pain medication when these things are not enough. I’ve found that pain relief is more likely when I use a variety of approaches.
My Pain Relief Tools
1. The Oska Pulse
The OSKA Pulse is a small device that provides PEMF
(Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy to painful areas. It helps to lessen inflammation and promote healing. It’s best for localized pain, like a cranky shoulder or neck. It comes with an adjustable strap to help hold it in place. You can check out all the details about it here. I also wrote a review about my experiences using one which you can read here.
2. CBD Oil
CBD Oil Tincture from https://www.everydayoptimalcbd.com/ At first I was quite reluctant to try this product, but over-the-counter NSAIDS were causing stomach pain, and I was struggling to get comfortable so I could sleep at night. It took some experimenting to find a dose that helped me. I’ve noticed that when I forget to take it at bedtime, that I toss and turn more, and feel more achy in the morning. This product is THC free.
If you would like to read more about CBD you can check this link: https://www.cbdoil.org/best-cbd-oil-for-pain/
Turmeric Capsules one 500mg daily. This supplement has had a huge impact on my daily pain levels. I actually discovered this before the CBD oil. One capsule daily is as effective as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) ever were for me, without the stomach upset. You can also use turmeric in your cooking or make turmeric milk. My doctor said I could use 2 teaspoons a day. I’m not a great fan of its taste though, but I do like Golden Milk. Pinterest has loads of recipes for Golden milk and curries if you want to use turmeric in your food.
Magnesium I have struggled with restless legs that I can’t keep still for 5+ years, especially at bedtime. I used to do Epsom Salt baths, but since I now live alone, and have trouble getting up from the bath tub, I don’t do them anymore. I’ve found that taking two 250mg magnesium oxide tablets everyday has stopped that problem. My doctor recommended that dosage for me.
You can also use magnesium containing lotions, like Magnilife Restless Legs Cream which I found at my local pharmacy. Magnilife Restless Leg Cream works really well for me. I don’t use it much now that I’m using magnesium tablets.
5. “Painless” Pain Relief Lotion
“Painless” Pain Relief Lotion from Resonant Botanicals. This lotion has a great ingredient list, including hemp oil, that really does help ease pain when gently massaged into the painful spot. This is great on pain flare days, when my daily tools aren’t cutting it. It comes in an 8 oz. bottle and lasts a long time!
6. Zen Nectar Migraine Cream
Zen Nectar Migraine Cream by Om Official. This is a lovely cream that you can rub on your temples or the back of your neck. (Keep away from your eyes.) Within minutes of applying this cream my headache starts to ease. It comes with a money-back guarantee if you are sensitive to aromas, so you can try it risk free.
Since I’ve eliminated junk food, wheat, and sweeteners from my diet, my headaches are much less frequent.
Like I said at the beginning of this post, pain relief really requires a wholistic approach. It also requires some experimentation. Always check products for yourself, and with your health care providers before trying something new.
The next post will be Part 2 of My Favorite Pain Relief Tools. I look forward to your comments and questions. If you would like email notification of new posts, plus subscriber-only goodies, please enter your email address below.
Till next time, Kathy