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Ohhhhhh :(

Wow ..... the pain is bad today, I can barely move, it feels like I'm being stabbed in the bk ( at the top ) and I'm struggling to walk due to the pain in my lower bk and hip :( , just nipped to the shop which is a 2 sec walk from my house and the pain was unbearable ..... My painkillers are not even taking the edge of it today, does anyone have any advice ?

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Sorry you're n such pain today, have you tried an Epsom salts bath, I find if I soak for 20/30mins it eases the pain a bit, good luck


That was me yesterday. I got in a deep Epsom Salt bath and kept on topping up the water. Whilst in the bath I did gentle stretching exercises and to be honest crawled into bed with a good book after massaging cooling cream on all the muscles I could reach. Not grand today but much, much better than yesterday. I think sometimes our bodies just say no and I now realise that sometimes I just have to go with the flow and not fight it.

Do hope by tomorrow you will be feeling much better.x


Yep like arymretep says Epsom salt baths then just resting up. I hate the days when even med's don't help :-( have some cake a cuppa and get the hotwater bottle on your back x

Hope you feel a bit better soon x

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I am genuinely sorry to read that and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue.

All my hopes and dreams for you



warm water therapy..... heated swimming pool ?? gentle stretching ??? warm massage?? chiro?? acupuncture ??


I've been the same since Fri, we had a massive electrical storm here and I haven't been good since then...:'( :'( :'( I also know when we're going to have rain as my body will ache from my head to my toes!....I can't walk properly and feel totally drained!

I exercise a little and make sure I don't overdo it!!... Hope you feel better soon!...♥♥♥


That is me today am so sore and stiff in pain unfortunately an Epsom bath not an option as had bathroom converted to a wet room for ease of use will fill up on painkillers and hope for the best xx


well your post was 2 days ago...hope you r feeling better. I have been feeling TERRIBLE for over 10 days now...blaaaaah, sucks, epsom salts work for me as well. do you have an S.O. ( significant other) to give you a massage? I had a friend tell me to try (turmeric) a pretty potent anti-inflammatory vitamin. it has doing me good, taking to much ibuprofen can reek havoc on your kidney's. do you have inflammation? they up my dosage on cymbalta...it help w/ skeletal pain. Hope this may have been helpful. ?


Hi, kellie... It's 2 days after your post now, so I hope you are better ...

I also get a knife-like pain in the upper/mid part of my back (right @ my bra hooks). Also the lower part of my back and hip area will hurt, and if that is really bad, I can expect that I might get worse later, and not be able to get up from a sitting position ... hence I don't get into a tub, much as I'd like. I might get stranded =(.

About the only thing that helps me is to lie down and use warmth ~ a heating pad on my back, etc. ~ for a fairly short time. (My doctor said that using heat for really long time periods will only compound your pain ... so I try to limit use.)

Sending soft and gentle, healing hugs your way ... bk


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