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I saw my therapist today
and forgot to talk about the physical pain in my hip !
until right at the end
she said try to do comforting things
like taking a bath and using a hot water bottle

its a bit hot for that at the moment though !

anyone have experience on managing pain ?
 
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Hi Zoe,
I live with chronic pain from fibromyalgia and inflammatory arthritis, it is horrible.
I try to stay positive as that helps with the pain.
I take Gabapentin for the nerve pains, fentanyl patches, dihydrocodeine, and tramadol at night.
They help to manage my pain.
Swimming can help.
Tens machines are good to.
Acupuncture is an option.
I hope your pain settles.
Take care
 
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thanks Mayflower

some soothing suggestions there
yes maybe I need more pain killers
because it was agony walking outdoors today
especially after eating sugar

swimming I cant do because my skin is too dry
but I was considering acupuncture

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You can say that again, about it being too hot for soaks in the tub at this time of year.

For hip and other joint pain, I keep getting up and walking about every half hour, even if reading or watching TV and combine that with easy stretching exercises, plus lite housework to keep the joints from stiffening. I avoid overly strenuous kinds of activities -- heavy lifting, for example.
 
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Lots of people say acupuncture helps, visit your Gp and see what they can offer you.
 
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k thanks the gentle movements sound great as well
im also carrying too much baggage when I go out
I have tried to cut it down, but its hard ,
I have a mobile and a camera
which should be in one device

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