Not sure what kind of arthritis she's dealing with but I've had RA most of my life and am on a couple (standard) prescription meds that have helped control the inflammation so a big +1 to working with a rheumatologist and getting professional help. There really is no glory in suffering, hard as it can be to admit you need help. And again, depending on the type of arthritis, she might want to get on something that will help prevent joint damage, not just manage pain.
Besides that, I do rely pretty heavily on ibuprofen, and things like getting a massage or a hot bath/hot tub can also provide some relief. Good luck and I hope she finds something that will work!
OT, but I am trying a low dose of Doxepin for sleep. My work schedule is so all over the place I finally had to do something. It’s non addictive and I get a great nights sleep! Use it when you need to. Ask your doctor, it’s really helped.Thank you. I have been thinking of mentioning this to my primary since nothing helps me fall asleep or stay asleep. Just afraid of being addicted to anything, making me paranoid, crazy dreams, etc. etc. If I remember, I will mention it on my next visit.
Good luck to you and your wife.
OT, but I am trying a low dose of Doxepin for sleep. My work schedule is so all over the place I finally had to do something. It’s non addictive and I get a great nights sleep! Use it when you need to. Ask your doctor, it’s really helped.
No, you can't bring a heating pad. But you could look into these:
Those are so nice. I also use stick on cold pads for migraines, which are amazing.Thermacare also makes stick-on heat pads that get pretty darn warm. The nice thing there is you can stick one on your back (or wherever the pain is) and 'take it with you.' So that might be a portable heat option to help with pain when out and about?
It's also legal in several places. (PS Americans can't even have kindereggs cause they're "illegal")
It was merely a comparison to one of the weird things that are illegal in the US that isn't in other places.Despite what state laws say, marijuana remains illegal in the United States and for that reason won't be allowed on airplanes or cruise ships any time soon. Kinder Surprise Eggs have nothing to do with this topic.
It was merely a comparison to one of the weird things that are illegal in the US that isn't in other places.
Anyways, I'm out. This is just turning ridiculous and will end up in the OP's thread being locked.
As you were.
I believe that they may offer acupuncture on board or have some other spa services that may be helpful. I know it will probably not resolve her pain, but it may help. As someone who formerly suffered from back pain, I feel for her!
It probably still wouldn't be allowed onto the ship due to regulations at other ports.
It is illegal to bring any kind of cannabis into Canada, even from a legal border state like Washington, and vice versa.Time for USA to get on that. It's been completely legal in Canada since 2018.
Prescription pain killers are very addictive and more harmful.My mother-in-law suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, but she is an "old school" woman and won't even look at marijuana. To be honest, I don't even know what is better in her case because strong painkillers make her an amoeba.
I would guess it is because the border is between the US and Canada and not the state of Washington and Canada. As marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, it might create an issue if Canada allows import.Any idea why? It seems odd to not be able to bring it in if it's legal.