I feel so strongly for using heat for pain from my fusion, disintegrated disc at L5/L4 or general Fibro aches I feel I should have a soap box to stand on.
Right now I’ve ditched regular painkillers and I am trying a holistic approach to pain management. It is tempting to eat painkillers and I will only resort to this should the pain develop into a full on Fibro attack (all over aches and pains). What I prefer to use is a hot water water bottle, yes at work.
I get used to the strange looks, but mainly people are great about it when they see me stood in the kitchen filling this up. I had to buy a bigger, brand new bottle as the last one read ‘hot stuff’ 😂😂😂
I won’t bore you with the science, but please read here if you’re like me and need to understand the ‘why’.
I used to take over 25 painkillers prior to my back operation and when the Fibromyalgia attacks started it was back up to 15 plus a day, not all the same brand I must add 😂😂. I have now decided to sporadically take them, in other words when I need to. I had this crazy doctor that told me to take them all in a regular basis to keep the pain away, which is fine, but when you have Fibromyalgia everything you do affects your nervous system and can have catastrophic results.
For now I am happy with my hot water bottle and my one Tramadol tablet I just had!!