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My experience with Tiger Balm Ultra

ShareTweet When I was a little girl and growing up in California, we had to go to an eastern oriental store to find Tiger Balm. Tiger Balm is like a super high density deep heat or ben gay, with the scent of cloves. Its very strong but tolerable when you are in pain. I’ve been having lots of trouble with my neck and the pain has become unbearable. While we were out, yesterday, I picked up some tiger balm. They had two types and I bought “ultra.”  My thought was that ultra must be better, although I couldn’t imagine how they could make such a wonderful product better. Well, to my surprise its white in the jar an clear on your skin. The original tiger balm is orange/brown and I have many stained shirts with this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition

Yarn Bombing and Fibromyalgia

ShareTweet I was searching for the yarn bombed Dr Seuss I found via twitter the other day, but I couldn’t find it. In a search I found a yarn lover and fellow fibro blogger. I stole this graphic from I’m on My Way.  She yarn bombed her cane.  Wonderful idea. I’m going to do that as soon as possible. Great idea CC. Now this graphic explains exactly what I’m going through with the dessicated disc and arthritis on the side: … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, Linky Love

My own Pharmaceutical Situation

ShareTweet Before my Gastric Bypass, in 2003, we were spending hundreds of dollars, each month, on my pharmaceutical drugs. This reduction in the monthly cost was the biggest benefit of the surgery and recovery. No more blood pressure pills. I was taking three of them each month.  No more a lot of things I know you’ve heard me complain, here, about statin drugs.. and how they scare me.  Well guess who is on Lipitor now? Because my medication was one to dissolve in the duodenum part off the intestine (which is why some of your pharmaceutical medications say to take on an empty stomach) I was having trouble with my pain pharmaceutical medications that were extended release.  Especially the one that needed my duodenum that I didn’t have. So, the other day, we saw the PA … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, pharmaceuticals

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