Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well and coping with the number of lupus symptoms that cold weather brings. Well, it's cold in Edinburgh anyways, and bucketing down with rain. Ughhh.
I just wanted to write a post to see how everyone was and especially to welcome any newcomers to the site who prefer to read the posts rather than get involved. I've had a couple of messages this week from newbies and I'd just like to say, if you need someone to talk to, please do feel free to send me a message if you don't want to talk publicly. We all need a bit of support sometimes. But I would just say, the support you find on this site is brilliant as we are all in the same boat and we provide support for each other. I have found that noone understands me better than my lupie friends!
I was also thinking, has anyone tried a pain relieving gadgety thing called 'Actipatch'? I saw an advert on the TV for it and I thought it was worth a go. There's a free sample (with £2.95 p&p) that lasts a week and all you do is stick it on to the area where you feel the most pain, with the included plasters, and it gets to work. I think the idea is that it sends signals to block the pain receptors in your body... or something similiar anyways! I tried it on my arm initially as I had a lot of nerve pain that was causing my whole upper arm to go numb. Within a couple of hours, I had all of the feeling back. It also helped with sciatic pain and muscle pain. It's not a miracle cure but it really helped. I'm just buying another one online now. I mentioned the free trial as I know times are tough and why not get a bargain if we can! Just go onto their website - actipatch.com - and give it a go. You never know, it might just help.
Anyways, hope to hear from you all and sending my love as always.