I suffer from 2 severe diseases. The one that reared it's ugly head the first has brought me to the brink of death multiple times. The first time I was only 5 years old. I always carry (hopefully) life saving medication with me "just in case". This disease adds the adventure to my life. If something goes wrong it may be a matter of minutes and needing somebody (preferably James Bond) with you who will react instantly, without hesitation.
|Pain starts between your ears Not everybody has the same pain threshold when it comes to tolerating pain but there's a way to deal with it. Give it a place in your life. I use good memories to go to a place where it's easier to deal with pain. I guess it's a form of self-hypnosis or meditation which I've developed over the years and I use my photos to concentrate on. When I was 12 years old I got a photo camera for my birthday. Since then photos have played an important part in my life. I have a photo book with lots of signed photos of actors which is part of my painkiller management. It brings back vivid memories of my meetings which take my mind of the pain. When I'm afraid to go to sleep I usually end up watching a movie too. Lord of the Rings and Phantom of the Opera are my favorites when that happens.|
|Q10 this food supplement helped me a lot when I was in a downward pain spiral that I couldn't get out of. It was actually advised by my neurologist who had heard at conventions of other generalized dystonia patients having good results with it. Q10 is a miracle treatment for the blood vessels. It's of high value to keep the blood vessels in your brain in good condition. It makes the blood vessels smooth and supple again. It removes plaque. That's critical to dystonia patients but also for Parkinsons, dementia, Alzheimer etc. I've read miracle stories from heart patients. It's proven to fix heart issues to the point of heart surgeries being cancelled. Heart specialists are actually prescribing it to their patients. |
Start easy with 30mg because it can cause dizzyness above 60 mg. I use Japanese Q10 of 200mg. I regularly stop for a while because it tends to work better when you give it a break sometimes.
|Chiroplexan by the brand Dr. Pfluger this is my absolute favorite homeopathic medication. I've had back problems since childhood. A chiropracter gave me the advise saying it contains all the nutrition your spine needs. It's a great painkiller and makes your back stronger.|
I've passed the advice on to a street worker. He had layed brick roads all his life and his back was irreparably damaged from all the hard work. Of course he had no faith in it and didn't believe in it. Men rarely do and always feel they need to make that very clear. You don't need to believe in remedies to give it a try. He was so desperate from the pain he would give it a try. Within days his wife called me all excited because he could sleep properly again. The pain was much less within a week.
I've also given it to my tiny dog which got a bad hernia that paralyzed her. She was too small to operate on. The risk of hitting a nerve and causing permanent paralysis was too high. I gave it to her every time the problem popped up and stopped after a week or so, when she was pain free. It came back less and less frequent.
Arnica X6 (D6) is a basic homeopathic remedy. Depending on whatever country you're in the strength is either X6 or D6. I bruise myself regularly. Arnica is a great painkiller and will remove the bruise much quicker as without taking arnica. Don't wait, the sooner you take it the quicker it heals. In bad cases take it every 10 minutes until the pain gets less. That's usually in the first 2 hours after an injury. I always apply Arnica creme too. Arnica, Ruta and Rhus are known as the golden triangle when it comes to injuries. When you've trained too hard you've basically bruised yourself. When you're aching this golden triangle will also heal the damage that was caused by too much training.
Ruta X6 (D6) when the bruise also includes a muscle Ruta will heal it quicker. Calm the muscle and take muscle pain away.
Rhus Toxicondendron X6 (D6) with bruising a muscle comes swelling. This swelling tends to show signs of (rheumatic) inflammation. Rhus will keep the inflammation and swelling down.
Conium Maculatum X6 (D6) is also a homeopathic remedy I stumbled upon by accident. While taking it for other symptoms I started noticing how it affected my generalized dystonia. Back then I had the typical dystonia tremor. Vibrations in my muscles all day and night long. It's extremely exhausting trembling all day long and keeps you from sleeping at night. My body would need hours quiet time in bed before it relaxed enough so I could fall asleep. When I started investigating this remedy in my old homeopathic books I saw the description "degeneration of the spine and brain" and decided to test it further. It has taken me many years but today I only have tremors when my dystonia is in a bad phase or stressed due to illness such as the flue.
I was extremely sensitive to the dosage. Although a normal dosage is 10 drops, 3 times a day, I could get nowhere near that. Only 5 drops a day would increase my painful spasms but 2-3 drops a day made the spasms calm down. I started out at 1 drop a day. Normally you take drops in no more as a spoonful of water. However when the reaction is too heavy put 1 drop in a glas of water and take sips throughout the whole day. Carefully increase the drops over weeks, rather as days.
The biggest mistake people make when they start with homeopathic remedies is continuing taking it, even when the symptoms get worse. You should immediately STOP and give your body a little time to get rid of basically an overdose. Usually that takes a few days. Then carefully start with a smaller dosage.