I just wanted to post and tell everyone that today I discoverd "salonpas patches" for pain relieft. I was kinda bummed because my neuro put me on this drug called 'nortripyline' which gave me MUCHO dry mouth, the 'stumbles', and VERY VERY IBS! I was so bummed thinking I was going to just have to live with my pain....
Then earlier I was reading both this board & the MS board. One of the gals mentioned the Salonpas patches! OMG! They work. I am sitting in my living room right now with my laptop feeling this incredible heat penetrate my skin and SOOOO relieving the pain!!! Here I thought I was doomed, and I am not...I can so do these at bed time with a tylenol PM and hopefully (prayfully) I will get some gooooooood sleep!
I just had to share!
Now if only my hands and wrist's felt better..?? Oh well...I victory is a BEAUTIFUL thing!
Yes they are over the counter. I bought them @ my local grocery store. While I was shopping I remembered reading about them....so checked out the healthcare section, under pain relievers...and there they were!
$1.99 for 4 patches.
I wore 2 last night and took 1 Tylenol P.M. and was raring to go this morning...felt so good! Hadn't felt that good for SO long. Not cured mind you, but 'bendable'
Tonight I have another 1 on and just took my Tylenol. Hoping for another restful sleep, especially since tomorrow is the beginning of my work week.
I could use a good jump start...
BTW...I stopped taking the Nortripyline. EGADS! that stuff was awful...I think it induced 'brain fog'....talk about groggy! Some of these drugs for pain are terrible...
I hope you find them! AND I hope they work as well for you as they do for me!
Hey, thanks for replying so quickly. I haven't heard of them, but I'll look to see if we carry them.
As far as your Nortripyline, I had taken that too for a very short time. Talk about being a zombie, lol. I do take two different pain medications on a regular basis though or I wouldn't be able to function - darvocet & vicoden. I also have muscle relaxers as well, but don't take those that often.
I couldn't find them at my grocery store, so I did a search for them on Google, and there they were. You can buy them online! Just wondering, do you guys prefer capsicum or the regular? Maybe I should just get both to try, they are so inexspensive.
I was at Walgreens this past week picking up my prescriptions. So I thought what better place to start looking for those Salonpas patches, lol. And guess what? I found them! It's weird, the pharmacy carries so many things, but I am always so focused on things that I normally buy that I don't pay much attention to other stuff on the shelves.
Even though I have had these for almost a week now, I haven't tried them yet, lol. But I do plan on trying them within the next couple of days. If I remember I will post and let you all know how they work. They are just for temporary relief of pain, but I'm sure they will work okay like in between pain medication doseages. It's been so hectic this week and this weekend will be as well. So that is the reason I haven't tried them yet. Usually when I try a new medication I don't want anything else going on in case if I have a reaction or something.
You commented in your post if we prefer capsium or regular? I'm not sure what that means so I can't answer that one.
And thanks again for the suggestion, I cannot wait to try them!