Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain relief’

out of necessity. A few months ago, I admitted my PTSD issues with IVs and infusions (bad, bad reaction to a drug I had pushed just over a year ago, where I had a lot of systemic spasticity to the point where my throat muscles closed up temporarily, and my entire body went into spasm […]


Not long ago, my MS doctor suggested I try low-dose cymbalta for my migraines and pain in general. (Cymbalta is an anti-depressant, and SSRI/SNRIs are often used for nerve pain. I’d tried one before topiramate, and my body has adapted so well to my migraine meds that I need to up the ante a bit, […]


A few days ago, I had a one-month follow-up with my naturopathic team. They were very pleased with my decrease in symptoms, but I attributed that to my staying the course. They seemed amazed at my dedication to the exercise, my (meager) dietary changes, etc–but as I told them, if I find minor tweaks that […]


until my milestone 40th birthday! (Well… minus two days. August 5th is my big day!) (btw, thanks for all of the recent comments, y’all, and thanks to all of the new followers! Good to see you guys and talk with you guys!) Six months back, I said I wanted to make a difference this year. […]


Happy February! 🙂 I’m still awaiting my official follow-up appointment this coming Monday. But (knock on wood) I’ve had significantly fewer headaches and pain in general since following their regimen (“detox tea”, contrast showers, and eating more cruciferous vegetables to flush excess estrogen from my system). In fact, friends who’ve known me almost a decade […]


One of the strategies recommended to me by the naturopathic clinic was contrast hydrotherapy. If you’re as clueless as I was when they were talking about it, here’s a good short article explaining what contrast hydrotherapy is. Basically, when you shower, you alternate cycles of hot and cold for (my clinic suggested) three times, ending […]