Thanks for sharing your experience with massage. Does she ever massage the abd/pelvic area? Sounds like the fibromyalgia dx is going to be the "catch all" diagnosis, just like IBS, when they can't find anything "objective" that is wrong.
At 09:54 PM 1/30/00 -0600, you wrote:
>I haven't been around in awhile, dealing with my health issues and
>trying to work, plus the stress of my brother relocating up here without
>planning ahead 1st, has kept me away :(
>Anyway I just wanted to add my 2 cents to the massage topic--I started
>massage therapy a few weeks ago and it made a big difference in my pain
>levels, and when I miss a week I can tell a huge difference.
>I went to physical therapy for months and didn't get as much relief as I
>have with the massage. I am even thinking of doing this 2x a week since
>I think it would help more if I could get it done more often. She
>doesn't actually massage my adhesions though, she does my back and neck,
>and my sides.
>My doctors now think I have fibromyalgia since they can't explain my
>pain away with tests and xrays and such. I won't have more surgery
>until it's either an emergency (bowels) or there's a good prevention
>available. I live on ultram every day for pain, relafen for
>inflammation, ambian & trazadone for sleep and massage once a week.
>It might not cure me but at least it makes daily life, livable.
>At Sun, 23 Jan 2000, Helen Dynda wrote:
>>I received the following information about massage from an ARD sister:
>>" Massage is the only thing I have found to help me. I have a massage every
>>week. Scar tissue is fiberous tissue which can be stretched. If it is kept
>>stretched, it in turn does not strangulate the intestines and does not cause
>>near the pain or problems associated with adhesions. This is my opinion
>>is what I have found to work for me. The Drs. I have incountered do not
>>nor care to know any thing about scar tissue and the problems it causes and
>>have had MANY!!! Insert was not around in 1995 when I had extensive
>>abdominal surgery. I hope this helps. Good Luck, God Bless." from Joni