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    Freezer Packs
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    HeatherNZ posted:
    I use the slcka packs or freezer gel packs that you put in a picnic, when I am in serious trouble. I lie down with 1 wrapped over each thigh, and they dull the pain sufficiently to sleep. I am on lyrica, clonazepam, nortryptalline, and neurofen zavance only as required. I will look up the drug names I see you others taking to see what they are and if available here. Cymbalta has not come to New Zealand yet, I had read about it and thought it might be worth a try when it gets here.
    But the frozen gel quietens down the nerve pain, altho I must have a hot bath before bed also to relax sufficiently
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    Bobbieharleyrider2 responded:
    The freezer pks are a life saver, cold at first yet in a few minutes the pain ease's up - is better than an inflamatory med. Some folks put them in kids lunchbox - its blue & white & freezes solid & i stick it between jeans waistband & T-shirt. Can find them at Walmart camping area where coolers are. I get the small one & wear it till it's numb. Heating pad too long makes pain worst, inflamation.
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I use them too, even use ice cold baths to help with the pain, alternating with hot showers. Glad you found something that helps you.

    Good to see you here, Heather.
    Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming. ~Goethe


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