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Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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How can I relieve my fibromyalgia pain while pregnant? Heat, meds don't work

How can I relieve my fibromyalgia pain while pregnant? Heat, meds don't work

Same as not pregnant: The core for treatment of fibromyalgia whether pregnant or not is management of sleep, hormone balance, treatment of any chronic infections, well balanced nutrition and exercise as able. For pregnant women, water aerobic is the perfect exercise. You can sometimes find these classes at your local ymca or better yet find an exercise physiologist and start a class for pregnant women. ...Read more

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Is heat effective for fibromyalgia?

Is heat effective for fibromyalgia?

Yes, it's great.: Many people more to warm climates and receive a lot of relief. ...Read more

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Is a heating pad good for mild kidney pain?

Is a heating pad good for mild kidney pain?

Possibly: Will not effect kidney but can make people feel better regarding a skin/nerve effect. ...Read more

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Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Yes, if...: If it helps decrease the discomfort. But if this is chronic, you need a diagnosis. Could be many things, including diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Swelling from hit to shin from softball-should i continue to ice or switch to heat? If switch to heat, should I use heating pad or will icy hot work?

Swelling from hit to shin from softball-should i continue to ice or switch to heat? If switch to heat, should I use heating pad or will icy hot work?

Treatment options: If your injury occured 72+ hours ago then it is acceptable to switch to heat in an effort to deal with any swelling in the area. Icyhot doesn't cause the same healing effect of ice or heat. Topicals such as this are known as counterirritants that trick pain receptors, but really do nothing more than numb the area. If you are having severe pain, or are unable to walk on your leg please have a xray. ...Read more

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Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.

Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.

Good start.: You've done all the right things and since the pain is persisting you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon. Some of the next steps could include x-rays and/or special scan to the joint, prescibing muscle relaxants and maybe an occlusal splint. There are many causes for joint pain that must be determined before selecting the next step in your treatment. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't the heating pad work for my menstrual cramps?

For what reason wouldn't the heating pad work for my menstrual cramps?

It is superficial: You get cramps because the uterus is a big muscle and it is typically trying to squeeze out some blood. The uterus is also located deep down in your pelvis and heat from a heating pad simply does not reach it. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for terrible af cramps? Apart from heating pad and hot water bath coz they dont do any good to me. Thanks!

What are some home remedies for terrible af cramps? Apart from heating pad and hot water bath coz they dont do any good to me. Thanks!

Menstrual cramps: If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of traditional herbal like Black Cohosh w your Dr. Sipping Chamomile tea can also help to dissipate pain. A small amt of essential oil massaged onto abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. Stretch your body. Inhale slowly through your nostrils. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five before slowly exhale. ...Read more

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