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Hi everyone! Well I've just returned from my first hydro-therapy session. I cannot recommend it enough. I have SLE and APS as a secondary along with osteoporosis, arthritis, slipped discs and have had phlebitis in both legs continually for nearly a year now. I am constantly in pain and have been for over 10 years and walk with 2 sticks. Unfortunately, I am allergic to all anti-inflammatory medication, plaquenil and a whole mountain of other tablets. This is the first time that I have ever been offered hydro-therapy. It was brilliant not only could I move in the water but I didn't experience the same level of pain in my joints as sessions I have had in the gym. Now I'm back home I do feel exhausted and my joints/muscles ache really badly but I am so proud of my achievement today it has lifted my spirits no end. I am lucky enough to have been offered 3 sessions a week for 2 months. Normally, I am in a wheelchair during the winter as my joints seem to seize up completely. This year I feel so much more hopeful that if I practise hard now and continue in the local swimming pool after my sessions have finished at the hospital that perhaps I will be a little more mobile this winter. I would recommend this treatment to anyone who has mobility problems. That's about it for now - I just wanted to share a little of my excitement with everybody! xxx

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That is wonderful! I agree hydro-therapy is fabulous and I found it helped me a great deal - I remember quite distinctly that when I had my first treatment when I got out of the water my body felt really heavy and I was exhausted! It is great that you have sessions lined up and what a perfect time of year to do it with winter on the horizon. Well done you! Dx


Thanks! I did shake violently for about 20 mins afterwards and only managed 15 minutes in the water, but feel that the whole experience was fantastic and well worth it.


great news. i am a real fan of hydro therapy, can't go to it any more, too far away, but i did save up for many years for a hydro therapy bath... works a treat for me too. Very pleased for you. Mary F x


Thanks Mary. It's nice to be able to share some positive news for once! xxx


I'm so happy for you. 6 years ago when I had my neck fused my orthopedic surgeon prescribed a Jacuzzi hot tub. The prescription only financially helped as a deduction on our taxes, but it was one of our best investments. I use it on a regular basis.... Couldn't like without it...


Hi hon,

I really must try it, sounds fantastic, if it helps with the pain or gives a break from it, would be lovely, I recently took kids to Alton Towers, Splash Landings there has an outside bubble pool, lovely hot water, it really soothed my back and joints.

Glad it helped you.

Take care gentle hugs love Sheena xxxxx :-) :-) :-)


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