I'd just add something about any of these "grain" bags (Wheat, rice, etc) - it may not be good to let them get too wet, but definitely don't let them dry out totally either - exploding wheat or rice in the microwave is pretty scary, but worse is when a few grains in the middle of the bag overheat and start smouldering and burning away without you realising until too late. I was told to always sprinkle a few drops of water over these bags every time I put them in the microwave to stop that happening.Joandublin;511013 said:Hi Julsie
The other thing I do is make up my own rice bags. I use a nylon stocking and fill it with dried rice and tie it off. Heat this in the microwave for about a minute and place it on the area that is paining. (Make sure the rice doesnt get wet!) You can use them again and again. Much cheaper option than the heatpads.
Hope this helps
So if I understand correctly... if there is inflammation it's lupus, if not then it's fibro. The reason it's been bothering me is that inflammation is treated with ice usually to bring down the swelling. I mention this because I thought a hot tub would do wonders with my sore muscles only to find out that they hurt worse afterwards.Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. Fibromyalgia is also characterized by restless sleep, awakening feeling tired, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and disturbances in bowel function. While fibromyalgia is one of the most common diseases affecting the muscles. The painful tissues involved are not accompanied by tissue inflammation.
With Lupus, inflammation of muscles (myositis) can cause muscle pain and weakness (Myositis = Inflammation of muscle tissue).
Source : medicinenet.com
I too endure both SLE and Fibro. My fibro. is worse than it's ever been and it's going on the second week of total body pain. I'd pray for anyone who endures either and both of these conditions.nancyr64;512105 said:My GP put me on Lyrica for the fibro. What a difference it has made. I thought I was wasting my money and skipped it for a week. Never do that again. Now I am adding a new pill to the mix. A water pill. For some reason I am retaining fluid. Nancy