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Muscle repair? Pain relief

Discussion in 'HCG Protocol' started by jeanie@truelongmont.com, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. I jinxed things by bragging the other day on how good I feel.

    Meanwhile, doing my gardening marathon I did some kind of damage to an upper leg/hip. It almost feels like bone pain. Super painful like a backache.

    It's causing me to lose sleep, I'm sure I'm inflamed and the stress is probably not helping the old cortisol. I actually had to cancel clients today because I can't get out of the car without wanting to scream and I'm in slow-motion.

    I made the mistake of getting on scale this a.m., no change from the last time (5 days ago). I also got TOM so I shall chalk it up to all of the above.

    BUT - my point other than oversharing is: Suggestions for pain relief? I usually never ever take anything - but this is BAD and I think getting sleep may be more important.

    In addition to what I could send my husband to get at the drug store, I also have some vicodin and some other narcotic I've been saving for years. Warnings? Suggestions? Would a Vicodin interfere with the HCG?
  2. Lyndra

    Lyndra Gold

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about the injury. I'd be careful of using old medication - it can be either more or less effective than it originally was. Check the expiration date.

    I know a great Rolfer if you want to try to go that route (he's great at diagnosing injuries and using manual means to help).

    And here's the obvious answer - try icing it. Definitely no heat.

  3. For the record, 6 year old vicodin still works. Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
  4. colleencoble

    colleencoble New Member

    Oh good! LOL Sorry I didn't see this. Got very bad news yesterday about my best friend's ovarian cancer being back and I've been a puddle on the floor and researching like crazy. Hope you feel better. None of the pain meds interfere with the hcg but you could gain from inflammation so don't panic if you do. :)
  5. Tizawee

    Tizawee New Member

    My first reaction was that you might have pinched a nerve while gardening. The fact that the Vicodin works tells me it's not nerve pain. Icing is best, as much as you can handle/have time for. Don't push it too hard while waiting for it to heal or you'll make matters worse.

    Hope this helps.

  6. kathylu

    kathylu Gold

    Although you shouldn't walk if the pain is severe, remember that inactivity increases time for recovery. So gentle movement and stretching if you can stand it. Go for physical therapy too...it really does help. Ask the therapist to request a TENS unit rental for you too. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) stops pain quite well. Stops local nerves from transmitting pain signals by altering pain "gates". If you use the "pulse" or acupuncture setting for an hour or two, the pain relief can last for hours. Increases endorphins in the brain.

  7. Ooooh, what about the vicodin tells you it's not pinched nerve?

  8. Would a chiropractor count as physical therapy? What do you think of Acupuncture?
  9. Update! Did Chiro stuff with X-ray in the a.m., he did an adjustment then put on some massage table that rolled across my back/legs. It was nice and relaxing. But - didn't do much to alleviate the problems. Also, all the moving around seeing doctors really made me hurt! I got woozy and almost passed out at the Chiro office.

    I went home and laid down quietly to relax, then decided I wanted to see a regular doctor. He looked at the xray too - he said it sounded like two things going on:

    1. bursitis on the side of my leg/hip

    2. A sciatic thing.

    I left with a fresh script for vicodin and decided I would take the advil as he suggested (I usually try to avoid medications). I relaxed, got a grip, and cancelled my weekend clients. . . I think that was causing me a tremendous amount of stress - in real estate, there are no days off. Missing an appointment always feels like I just threw away potential paychecks. I had to let that go, then after that and laying quietly I got a grip and decided it was stupid not to ice it.

    I'm moving around as much as I can - but I'm still at the point of having to stand or laydown, no sitting. I did have paperwork/follow up stuff to do so I worked for a while today.

    I feel much better after regular doc looked at it and didn't see anything permanent wrong.

    I think being here with all us sick folks and constantly deep into health is making me paranoid and hypochondriacky.
  10. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    does not tell me that at all.......
  11. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    for natural pain relief.......Phenylalanine

  12. Thanks.

    Never heard of that! Wonder if it's feel-good properties are part of why aspartame drinks are so addictive to people with gut issues.
  13. kathylu

    kathylu Gold

    It depends on the chiropractor. Some of them use PT modalities, some don't. I think soft tissue work (heat, cold, massage, electrical stim) is very helpful for an acute problem. It reduces inflammation and encourages tissue healing. Chiro can be great for a longer term problem, especially if it's functional. Joint manipulation can be great then.

    Acupuncture can also provide relief, but a lot depends on the practitioner (and it's expensive). Wouldn't be my first choice. Really, get a TENS. Great non-drug pain relief.

  14. Thanks for taking the time to explain. I'll be asking about this!

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