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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One big knot!!

I've not been writing as I have been having neck and shoulder pain from stress.  Doctor says, "that it is just stress and gave me some home remedies.  My therapist and I have been working on relaxing my muscles.  The past month has been really tough in therapy and I carry it all in my body especially my shoulders and neck.  I'm one big knot!!!  A great massage sounds good, but I've also heard that some people use chiropractors.  What do you suggest?  I can't do physical therapy due to my respiratory problems.  OUCH!!!


Wanda's Wings said...

A good message is great! Did you ask your doctor about muscle relaxers? Continue with your relaxation exercises and feel better.

Clueless said...

Hi Wanda,

I don't want to take muscle relaxers as they put me to sleep. However, they do sound good right now!!

Rufty said...

Now THAT'S what I could do with: a massage, I highly recommend it!
Also, when I get neck ache I stick one of those heat patches on for an hour or so and that seems to loosen things up a bit..probably cheaper than a massage too :)
Apparently Ibuprofen's pretty effective as it's an anti-inflammatory. Just as a caution though, I'd add that I can't take it 'cause my kidneys would have a fit! Plus it's non-too gentle on the stomach if it's already a bit dodgy!
Lavendar oil/gel can be soothing if you can get someone to rub a bit on. I'm sure ther are other essential oils that might help a little. I'm seeing my Mum later, she's a trained aromatherapist so I'll pick her brains a bit for you. Come to think of it, she's also trained in massage..hmm..I might have to ask her for a reduced rate!..Will also see if she's not averse to being wrapped up and sent over to you if you like ;)
Hope you find something to make you more comfortable m'dear.

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