• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

winter pain management

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • winter pain management

    Its that time other than my electric blanket thats a godsend. Any tips? Im still waiting to see my rheumy about low dose codeine and possibly pt. And still waiting to see if im eligible for cnd disability.


    Right now im barely getting by on otc tylenol 1 and tylenol 3
    Beyond the Ring-para dressage, training, coaching
    www.facebook.com/btrparadressage

    Proud Team Four Star Minion! Renegade for Life!

  • #2
    Aw, sorry Teddy.

    I'm a severe fibromyalgia sufferer but the only time I feel any better is fall & winter. Summer is the worst for me. I so wish I were a Canadian (the weather, your beautiful country, the French Canadian language, poutine, Tim Hortons, etc. )

    I take Ultram & 2 tylenol for pain. Ultram is super and "non-addictive". Daily p.m. maintenance meds - Topomax (pain reducation) & Wellbutrin (energy). I used to take Cymbalta, which was pretty nice, but we just switched to the two former as I'd been on Cymbalta for a few years.

    Chemical heat packs in your shoes/sneakers for your toes. I just bought lots of smartwool socks (recommended on COTH) and they are super.

    Do feel better, eh.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Thx!! Ohh my fave is chicken poutine!!! I have to be carefull drug wise from kidney issues.


      Asthma makes summer horrid and ra makes winter horrid
      Now if i got in the senate i could work once a year and still be paid

      no money = no riding
      Beyond the Ring-para dressage, training, coaching
      www.facebook.com/btrparadressage

      Proud Team Four Star Minion! Renegade for Life!

      Comment


      • #4
        Ah, nothing is simple sometimes. Sorry about all that, Teddy.

        I get the daily digest sent from a Yahoo group for fibromyalgia and they often have great ideas and are quite up on the latest. Maybe do a search for "yahoo" "groups" and "fill in your issue" & subscribe to that digest? Those people are sharp & right on it.

        I guess you get kidney & liver enzymes done every few months as all of us chronic pain med users do?

        I wonder if Ultram is easier on the kidneys than codeine. See what your Dr. says. Cymbalta is nice, in case that could be an option. Lyrica is Horrible to take, though.

        Chicken poutine - I'm not familiar but now I have to find out and make it. I make poutine at least a few times a year. (Yes, I really do wish I were a Canadian.)

        A long time ago, I used to make trips to your country (with a friend from Quebec) to scout out racehorses to bring to the US. We used to go to Kingston Park Raceway. I have such fond memories of it all.

        I didn't know that raceway closed. Sad.

        I just searched for it and found it on this cool website:

        http://www.ontarioabandonedplaces.com

        Try to feel better & best wishes,
        Sonoma

        Comment


        • #5
          You can get Voltaren OTC in Canada unlike here in the US. Have you tried that?
          McDowell Racing Stables

          Home Away From Home

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            Thank you. Ugg monthly bloodwork sucks, soon they will find the vein via track marks from all the other blood test!!


            I deffinately suggest you get ahold of st.albert cheese, gives a whole new experience poutine wise!!
            Beyond the Ring-para dressage, training, coaching
            www.facebook.com/btrparadressage

            Proud Team Four Star Minion! Renegade for Life!

            Comment


            • #7
              Hello again, fellow pain pal.

              Monthly blood - eeesh? Well, I'm glad they are on top of things, though.

              I looked up St. Albert cheese. I found somewhere that I may be able to mail order it. (http://www.forfar.com/order.asp) I have to put in my address later and see what the shipping price comes to and all.

              What other St. Albert's products do you suggest since I might be putting in an order?

              I want to white curds, yes? Do the yellow ones have a different flavor?

              St. Albert cheese is a big deal, though, when I Googled it; must be awesome. There is even the St. Albert Cheese Curd Festival.

              Pathetically, I've been making my poutine here with chopped mozzarella. I've heard that is the closest thing we have.

              Oh - now I hear screaming from up North. That must be you all at the thought of my chopped mozzarella.

              Heat french fries in toaster oven, toss chopped mozzarella over, pour heated brown gravy over. Does that sound sort of right?

              Another thing I never really knew was when we went on the horse buying trips, I'd see "Chinese-Canadian food" restaurants. I always wondered why it was different than just Chinese food. Here - it's just called Chinese food. Do they still call it Chinese-Canadian by you?

              Sorry for the somewhat silly topics and questions.

              Do go easy and feel well,
              sonoma

              Comment


              • #8
                Teddy, we must be in approximately the same neck of the woods. I'm about a hour's drive from St. Albert's Cheese. I love the curds (only when warm and fresh, though) and the very mild cheese.

                About pain management in the winter -- unfortunately, I just suffer. Tylenol doesn't stop the Reynauds, and my hands swell something awful when they get cold. I don't have RA, rather Polymyalgia Rheumatica. All I can do to help is to send warm thoughts. April is coming....
                My Equestrian Art Photography page

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Originally posted by sonomacounty View Post
                  Hello again, fellow pain pal.

                  Monthly blood - eeesh? Well, I'm glad they are on top of things, though.

                  I looked up St. Albert cheese. I found somewhere that I may be able to mail order it. (http://www.forfar.com/order.asp) I have to put in my address later and see what the shipping price comes to and all.

                  What other St. Albert's products do you suggest since I might be putting in an order?

                  I want to white curds, yes? Do the yellow ones have a different flavor?

                  St. Albert cheese is a big deal, though, when I Googled it; must be awesome. There is even the St. Albert Cheese Curd Festival.

                  Pathetically, I've been making my poutine here with chopped mozzarella. I've heard that is the closest thing we have.

                  Oh - now I hear screaming from up North. That must be you all at the thought of my chopped mozzarella.

                  Heat french fries in toaster oven, toss chopped mozzarella over, pour heated brown gravy over. Does that sound sort of right?

                  Another thing I never really knew was when we went on the horse buying trips, I'd see "Chinese-Canadian food" restaurants. I always wondered why it was different than just Chinese food. Here - it's just called Chinese food. Do they still call it Chinese-Canadian by you?

                  Sorry for the somewhat silly topics and questions.

                  Do go easy and feel well,
                  sonoma
                  sounds about right cept for the cheese!!! For poutine you want the white curds, and a brick of marble for snacking comes in alot of varieties but its the best brand


                  i worry about rubs and creams being used on my hands


                  draftdriver where are you? Im in the land of polititians aka ottawa

                  sonoma its plain chinese here, im not a big fan its caked with msg.
                  Beyond the Ring-para dressage, training, coaching
                  www.facebook.com/btrparadressage

                  Proud Team Four Star Minion! Renegade for Life!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Teddy, I've retired from AgCan, and am in the Kemptville area.

                    About the only time I'm warm in the winter is when I'm singing with the choir. I guess it gets the blood oxygenated. I've tried singing on my own in the house and barn, but the dogs mob me, and the horses give me the sourest looks : "just shut that noise down and let me eat in peace!" Haha.
                    My Equestrian Art Photography page

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Originally posted by draftdriver View Post
                      Teddy, I've retired from AgCan, and am in the Kemptville area.

                      About the only time I'm warm in the winter is when I'm singing with the choir. I guess it gets the blood oxygenated. I've tried singing on my own in the house and barn, but the dogs mob me, and the horses give me the sourest looks : "just shut that noise down and let me eat in peace!" Haha.
                      too funny i live behind agcan!! Lol my cats dont appriciate my singing either.

                      Staying warm for me? My body has issues regulating itself and my usual temp is 96-97 so when its normal i have a fever lol. Im always too hot or cold
                      Beyond the Ring-para dressage, training, coaching
                      www.facebook.com/btrparadressage

                      Proud Team Four Star Minion! Renegade for Life!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sonomacounty View Post
                        Aw, sorry Teddy.

                        I'm a severe fibromyalgia sufferer but the only time I feel any better is fall & winter. Summer is the worst for me. I so wish I were a Canadian (the weather, your beautiful country, the French Canadian language, poutine, Tim Hortons, etc. )

                        I take Ultram & 2 tylenol for pain. Ultram is super and "non-addictive". Daily p.m. maintenance meds - Topomax (pain reducation) & Wellbutrin (energy). I used to take Cymbalta, which was pretty nice, but we just switched to the two former as I'd been on Cymbalta for a few years.

                        Chemical heat packs in your shoes/sneakers for your toes. I just bought lots of smartwool socks (recommended on COTH) and they are super.

                        Do feel better, eh.
                        Sorry to hijack your thread Teddy, but sonomacounty could you tell me more about the Topomax and Wellbutrin vs Cymbalta thing? I've been on Cymbalta for 6 years now and I currently take as much Ultram (extended relief and regular) as I can. Google tells me that Topomax is a seizure preventative but you use it for pain control? Have an appointment next week with my Rheumy and I will bring it up. Thanks!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I just have to ask all of you fibromyalgia sufferers. Have you been adequately tested for Lyme?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Sure have been tested for Lymes many, many, many, many times, Laura KY.
                            Thanks, though.

                            Evie G:

                            Just saw this, so apologies for being two days late.

                            I subscribe to the Yahoo Groups "Fibromites" board for fibros. You can find some pretty good ideas there. I get my ideas from them.

                            http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group..._Support_Group

                            My body is multi-problematic so I tried to get a new combo that would work on some of the individual issues and the whole. I also work in medicine and have a pretty progressive (& awesome) Physician's Assistant (who I use as my "doc") so she is open to many of my ideas, as long as they make sense.

                            Topamax - 25 mg at night (for migraines, fibro, chronic plantar fasciatis)
                            Does give you some brain fog but that gets much better over time; I'd start with a micro-tiny dose (1/4 of a tablet) (I do my own tapering up and down of meds.) It works great for chronically sore feet. I also like it because it is supposed to cut appetite, instead of how many of these meds can make you gain weight.

                            Wellbutrin - 325 (mg.) XL - extended release at night. Supposed to help with the fatigue. Does it? - I "think" so. Supposed to also help cut appetite/food cravings. Another one that does not make you gain weight.

                            After trying Lyrica for a little bit and immediately feeling all puffed out and huge, I want my meds to lean the opposite way. Oh, have I lost any weight from them - no, unfortunately not. Lyrica is evil, though.

                            I'm not "heavy" but am no longer my lean mean equitation weight. I guess middle age tends to do that to you also, though.

                            I have a friend with chronic pain who takes Neurontin but that is said to make you gain. I "may" try that next time to switch up as she's had great success with it.

                            An interesting idea I've seen lately is someone taking Adderral (ADHA med) for fibro fatigue.

                            Feel better. PM me anytime you want, too.
                            Sonoma

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Toradol/Prednisone. Warm water exercises. Heated seats in cars.
                              Cymbalta didn't help me, nor did Lyrica. And while opiates DID, they also got me hooked. So no more of those for me!
                              The biggest thing for me is getting good sleep- I take sleep meds, and use a CPAP.
                              Do not take anything to heart. Do not hanker after signs of progress. Founder of the Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X