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Old 01-13-2005, 01:26 AM   #1
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nite time/any time pain relief tips (I swear this is my last post tonight ; ) )

First of all, please forgive me for posting so much. I have noticed ALOT of people with leg/back pain at night. Pain that makes sleep impossible. I have thought at times it would be less painful to cut my legs off than to deal with this. Anyways, I have been dealing with this lovely fms for a long time and the leg pain at night is the worst. I thought I'd share some tips that I have learned from other people and from trial and error that help me, and maybe some of you can share some of your tips with me also. Each night before I go to bed I have a ritual. #1. I soak in a hot bath or a nice hot tub. just soak, that's it. relax your legs as much as possible in water as hot as you can stand it. 2. I have a hand massager that I run over the back and side of my thighs for about 10 min. each leg. (then of course I have to do my arms and shoulders lol) 3. I rub mineral ice all over my legs. lots and lots of it. (taking a sleeping pill or 2 an hour or so before you start also helps) I also have to sleep on my stomach as I cannot sleep on my back anymore. BUT, if you can sleep on your back, putting a pillow beneath your thighs, then two pillows under your calfs (to elevate them higher) helps a great deal. Hope this helps. Can't wait to hear some of your tips.

 
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