As chronically ill people, im sure many of you (like myself) have gone to a variety of Dr’s, naturopaths, accupuncturists, herbalists, massage therapists and a variety of other alternative treatments. I have heard the following from many of these practitioners: “Ive seen many people like you who I have helped and I think if you do (insert treatment here) I will have you cured” or “I had… read more
Firstly, I really feel you in the frustration of hearing over and over again that there’s some “magic cure” that I just haven’t found yet. It makes it seem like I am just not smart enough to have discovered it yet. Which is not helpful in anyway. If you’re interested in the more mental health/ spiritual side of that, I just published a book about that: “Keeper of Your Life: Actively Trusting Jesus Through Chronic Pain” by Kelly J Aalseth. You can find on Amazon. My premise is that we can’t cure ourselves, it’s not on us to find the magic cure, BUT that doesn’t mean we have to stay paralyzed in our cynicism.
But back to your original question. I haven’t been cured of all pain but there have been certain flares of pain that have been healed: I had bad IBS pain for years. A naturopathic doctor found parasites and put me on VSL#3 and that has since gone away, if I keep taking the probiotics and avoid sugar. I had a season of bad knee pain that a physical therapist helped it completely heal. I used to not be able to sit without pain. Physical therapy and a comfy cushion make sitting as easy as breathing again. I had nine months of burning mouth pain. A good PT, dentist and ENT, and lots and lots of prayer cleared up that mysterious pain. Itching and burning in my feet went away after working hard on my calf muscles.
So, Fibro hasn’t gone away for me. Random pains will always come, but I would also say I have seen many pains that I thought would be forever actually go away.
Not sure that helps at all?
I agree 100% with Arbour and the TENS unit! I haven't had physical therapy but had been on pain medication until I lost my dr a few months ago. I tried everything natural I could think of to no avail. But I was given a TENS unit from a neighbor and to my surprise I finally found relief from my lower back pain to my neck and muscle pain. I was at the end of my rope and really depressed but even tho sometimes it gets to be a bit of a hassle hooking everything up, it was well worth it! Good luck all and God bless!
Try a TENS maschine and physical therapy. It has been the only thing that made my lower back pain stopped for the first time in almost five years. It also made me be able to start feeling my legs again
There is no cure, but for me, Magnesium Malate, Tumeric and Medical Marijuana ( CBD with THC and high THC Indica and Sativa’s) worked to lower my pain levels and decrease flare ups.
I have found massage, acupuncture and gluten free have helped the most. I stress the word helped but nothing totally gets rid of it. I too have tried several Drs, specialists,
medicine, CBD, Chinese medicine etc. but wasted so much money.