Have you ever felt that way? Like you could go crazy from pain?
That's when I bring out the big guns. Not actual guns - I'm talking about Cyclobenzaprine. Also known as Flexeril. The sunny little pills and my heating pad are the only things that bring relief when that monster starts squeezing.
I need to assure you that I'm not a big pill lover. On the contrary, I generally avoid drugs when possible. But my pain path has covered almost every kind of food restriction and alternative therapy available.
Almost... I haven't tried acupuncture yet, but I will (and I'll take pictures.)
On my trip to Israel, I took a pit stop at The Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth. It has a high salt content and is famous for its mud, because people claim it has healing properties for arthritis and other ailments. I don't know about that, but I will say it's tons of fun to sit in a slippery mud hole with 20 non-English speaking people.
So now, I've bathed in healing waters and touched Jesus' burial stone. Those are two very alternative treatments don't you think?
If you're looking for alternatives, here's a great post by Healthline.
While I wait for healing, I'll keep writing, trying new things and taking my drugs. Life's too awesome to be miserable!
Now that I've shared, tell me what works for you?