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Pain in neck and shoulders ☹!

Oh the pain in my neck and shoulders are killing me today,woke up and have no movement in my head as my neck is soo sore. Don't know ow what to do took my Meds still no improvement. I hate this fybramialgia 😈. To make it worse my legs are so restless this morning 😢. Grrrr

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Have you tried a hot water bottle? I find painkillers only take the edge off my neck pain - only a hot water bottle seems to relieve it fully.

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Thanks will give that a go. 🕯

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I have a supply of use once heat pads in my cupboard for when my neck is bad. You can get them in the supermarket or chemist. I have found that thermacare are the best of the use once pads. It lasts for 12 hours, but I found it lasts longer. I usually wear a polo neck type jumper when using one, but a scarf does the job too. Plus it hides it! 🐸

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I will try anything thank you 🕯

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They really help me! Doesn't kill the pain but does make it much easier. The other thing I do is make a nest of cushions on the couch to support all of my spine, including my neck. Looks like overkill, but it helps xx

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Yes that's what I do at bedtime pull all my pillows round my head and neck I look like an Eskimo 😄but it does help my spine a bit. 🐑🐑

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Nests are good 🐸

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Thunder1 , Have you ever tried a "body pillow"?? Good luck.Peck🐤

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Me too, heat is the best either a. hot water bottle or heating pads , have you got a collar that you can wear for support when your neck is playing up, I find that helps too. Take care

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No not got a collar but will try water bottle thanks 🕯

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I agree a hot water bottle helps me too. Sometimes I just have to suffer more pain and get my massager and massage it too and then rub Volterol on it.

I feel for you, hope you feel a bit better soon.

Take care 🌸

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Yes you take care too 😋

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Have you tried Kenisio tape; I find it really eases things when my neck is bad although you do need someone to apply it for you.

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What a brilliant idea thank you !

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Thunder1 , I'm sorry to hear your in so much pain todsy.Wishing you the best!! Peck.🐤

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Thank you just had a hot bath. Your very kind xxx

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Thank you 😚

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Hi Thunder1

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are experiencing this issue, and I sincerely hope that you feel better soon. I can see that you have been given some wonderful replies so I will simply and genuinely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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Thank you very much Ken you too ☇

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Hi Thunder 1, this is one of my major problems too, I have had relief through Bowen therapy, it is a very gentle manipulation of muscles etc. You can google it for a more thorough explanation, my brain is on an extended holiday at moment and took my words with him !!

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😀thanks I will try it 💆💆

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You sound exactly like me . I have a muscle spasm in Upper back and shoulder . I have just finished 6 weeks of physio and acupuncture.....it hasn't worked . I actually hurt more . My body is screaming I'm really struggling with work . I'm so fed up of it . I do recommend to all fybromyalgia sufferers and migraine suffemersion too to take magnesium supplement daily and Epsom salts baths to relax muscles that's the only comfort I get x

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Hi there, sorry to hear you're in so much pain. I suffer regularly with this. I do take pain relief but doesn't do much. I have bought myself a v pillow(very cheap on Amazon). I use this a lot. I find I get more sleep and less pain when I sleep on one of these. I sit it on top of my normal pillow.

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Thank you for your thoughts and help I will try that one too 😊

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I have severe fibromyalgia told few months back but was told my severe in my neck and shoulders was my spinal stenosis in my neck awaiting surgery I'm on the waiting list as I've got bulging discs in my neck that is hitting the nerves which is apparently causing all the pain in my shoulder and down my left arm I have it in the right but not as painful the left makes me feel like I'm disabled cannot open jars have no strength and that is my strongest side and my writing hand side with the pins and needles and the shooting pains and the muscle spasms constantly told one thing then told another thing they're going to only remove one disc because it's in fringing on the nerve and then they put a neck Cajun but still down the line I have to have further operations as it is possible that the other disc above or the disc below can collapse and now they're not sure if it's in my lumbar I'm going for a lumbar MRI this afternoon because I have burning legs and feet and I've had it for over a month what makes me so cross is that I'm on the waiting list for the surgery and then a company from the from the hospital where I'm having the surgery called me for some sort of survey and they were telling me that they had loads of bad feedback from people who had the operation they also told me the hospital doesn't have a great success rate in the operation to me this is the severe operation and I wonder whether with all the risks that can happen with the operation is it worth it because they said they can't improve my hands strength they could probably delay it deteriorating any further so I will never be able to open it car again or it might take a little pain away but there's no guarantee what must I do because I'm just lost in it all I'm fed up with the wrong information. Same as with the case of my ibs going on since 2014 put on meds told likely IBS still till this day I'm back under the hospital they checking diet and it as did all to do with the constipation diarrhoea bloating wind stomach pain.But I guess they have to do there checks I did have a camera up bottom they a parasites which was cleared up with medication and they also removed pullets from inside my bottom that was way back last year but still I have the troubles incontinence and all the above symptoms are just really p***ing me off now because my next year will be gone over 4 years still on the same c**p medication that doesn't do a thing I just dont know who to trust with my health

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