Ugh, AS IF! While the fatigue and whole body pain and stiffness still is slowly improving, my migraines and tension headaches are causing a lot more issues than usual. Now taking a new set of medication for the lupus I can’t fall back on my usual migraine medications for relief.
It is also Saturday, which means EVERYONE is home and EVERYONE is making noise. Not exactly the right atmosphere to sit in the dark listening to Dan Gibson’s “Angels Embrace” album (which by the way is my go to relaxation when all else fails CD) and wait for the worst of it to subside or at least for my body to ‘get used’ to it enough to function.
The worst part is I have to get up and out today, I need to get my eye’s tested because one of the new meds could cause blindness and they have to check for deposits. A migraine isn’t going to stop me today, it needs to be done for me to continue on the treatment path. That being said, heading to a busy department store optic center is probably right at the bottom of what I would want to be doing today….
Time to experiment with the alternative pain relief again. I have had a lot of success with my SI and back issues with Kinesiology tape, so in a bit (after watching the links from physio over and over) Mr. Mango is going to attempt to use it for my traps and neck muscles to see if that tension relief is at least somewhat helpful. I generally prefer my therapist to apply a new design at least once before we try it ourselves but the office is closed today so we’re all on our own.
Will definitely have to post an update on whether it works or not *fingers crossed.*
Anyone have any success using a therapy tape to treat migraines? Or any other muscle/joint pain?