Hate that you have to go through all this. I know the Fibro makes thinking harder, but Steve's comes and goes. Foods from Anti-Inflammatory lists helps. I think it's mean for the doc not to fill out the form. I bought some soft silicone tape for my tool handles (it sticks to itself) which might give you relief from the steering wheel or troublesome kitchen tools. Will email you it's name, etc. It has saved my hands from nerve damage. We are also taking that vitamine for peripheral nerve damage: benfotiamine. It's only been a few months, though. We'll help you find some relief.
Steve resists meditation for some reason, and I think that is the key. Deep yoga meditations can provide energy--I have only gotten started--and get more focus while blocking the consciousness of pain. I plan to start a new search because every few months so much changes! I do know that tests on peripheral nerve damage with benfotiamine showed it was effective at nerve repair. Steve has damaged nerves everywhere. For instant hand relief--ice. I just grab an icepack and hold it a little while, put it back in the freezer and go back every half hour or hour. Am reading reports that there may be vein inflammation from all the OTHER crap that comes in food that also makes us vulnerable. It's very scary. My cousin got very very sick when they put her on a new chemo, in answer to her cancer suddenly becoming much more aggressive. We saved up and got a five part filter water filtration unit that in one test actually did remove estrogenic pollution in water, so I am really hoping this helps knock it back out again--estrogen of any type makes her cancer stronger. Will post that silicone stuff because it will help anyone my age protect the nerves in their hands. It was marketed to carpenters, etc. and then to sculptors where I found it at my favorite supply store. Oh the stuff they sell! As an aside, this crap also makes Steve very depressed--to be trying to live off SS and a less than half pension when he served over 10 years. He can't get much for his boys, and can't fly them here every year. I really want to try and get more sales happening. If you are not on an antidepressant you must talk to your doc about it. Everyone with fibro needs it. We also very seriously added better brain food like Omega 3s to our diet: nuts, flaxseed meal in almost everything, and chia seeds too. Raw chocolate is great. A bag actually goes quite a ways. The chocolate seems to help Steve's alertness better than caffeine because it's made with super foods and coconut oil. If you need me to send the recipe again, I will. Check the prices at vitacost.com. If you buy $25 of their products brands, you get free shipping. Otherwise you have to spend $49. The brand of raw honey they sell is terrific.
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