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12th-Nov-2005 03:56 pm
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There is a new, all natural, topical treatment for Fibromyalgia called "024 Fibromyalgia" that the specialist I go to for CFIDS/FMS (Dr. Enlander)had mentioned to me.. but of course I just disregarded it as "the newest thing"..and for those of you who know me, you know I don't like to be a guinea pig for the "newest things". Well apparently this newest thing has been approved by the National Fibromyalgia Association (they gave it their "seal of approval"..not that that means anything..but..) they are giving away FREE samples (that's the part that caught my attention).. So I thought I'd share the link. Go get your free stuff! I'm more willing to try this since you don't have to ingest it...and it's all natural.

From the NFA:

announcement: http://www.fmaware.org/announcements/2005/swissMedica/eAlert.htm
free samples: http://www.024zone.com/nfa

I never promote things I haven't tried yet, but if my doc thinks it is good (He is almost as skeptical as I am) and the NFA thinks it's good, and it's all natural, and I don't have to pay for it, then why the hell not?

By the way-- now would be a good time to mention that the acupuncture I have been getting the past month has been helping with some of the Fibro pain.. I mean-- it's difficult to tell so soon, but I haven't has as much pain in the tender points as usual. The only down side is that some of the spots the doctor worked on actually aggravated some tender points.. but I tell her when it hurts. She does different spots each time.. and she alternates areas on the front and back of my body. Unfortunately, it hasn't helped the Meniere's Disease at all (she worked on my ears too).. Sorry it takes me so long to update on stuff I promise to update on. I suck like that.

*crossposted to my journal
Comments 
12th-Nov-2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
It doesn't appear significantly different from tiger balm (active ingredients, that is). You might like to know that many people are hypersensitive to d-limonene, a compound found in lemon and orange oil. Camphor can be another trigger.

As for the other ingredients, anyone can be allergic to anything, but when volatile compounds are involved, those with chemical sensitivities need to watch out.
13th-Nov-2005 02:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up re: chemical sensitivities! I never tried Tiger balm before.. Good to know it has similar ingredients.. Thanks for the info :)
13th-Nov-2005 08:55 am (UTC)
Yes camphor, though wonderful for many properties, can set off my allergies.
12th-Nov-2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
THanks for this. Anything that might help. plus free stuff, is ok in my book.
12th-Nov-2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
i could make that balm at home. (so could you, if you want to. i've got a recipe for homemade Tiger Balm somewhere around here.)
13th-Nov-2005 02:50 am (UTC)
I'll try the free samples.. see how it works.. and then if I likey, perhaps I'll make it homemade. Are the ingredients hard to find, or are they available at drugstores? I may hit you up for that recipe if I like how this works :)
14th-Nov-2005 07:51 am (UTC)
If you don't mind can you share the recipe for making the homemade tiger balm? I'd be interested. :)
12th-Nov-2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who makes a topical like this only it also includes helichrysum and melissa, both are great herbs for pain. I highly recommend learning to make topicals. I've made my own with pure shea butter and essential oils, its fun and easy.

I submitted for samples anyway, freebies are always awesome.
13th-Nov-2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Where does one buy the ingredients for all this stuff? Someone else in here mentioned making it myself.. But first I want to see how it works when I get the free sample ;) I don't know anything about making stuff... or what each ingredient would do...
14th-Nov-2005 07:45 am (UTC) - re: archel's comment on making topicals?
Can you share how you make your homemade topicals or how one goes about doing it, i'd like to know as well. :)
12th-Nov-2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
:( I'm not old enough, the youngest age is 19, and I'm 17. Maybe I should have my mom fill it out, as it doesn't seem that having Fibromyalgia is a must.
13th-Nov-2005 03:02 am (UTC)
Maybe you could just say you are 19? We won't tell ;) I don't think they'd check up on it.. I think that's just for survey data so the company knows who to market their products toward..

Or you could just ask your mom :)

*HUGS*
13th-Nov-2005 04:59 am (UTC)
I just filled it out for her, to be safe. She said she didn't care if I used her name as long as she didn't have to pay anything ;-) So hopefully I will get some of the stuff in the mail in a month or two.

*hugs*
Mandas
12th-Nov-2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
I sent in for it as well. I was amazed that it really is free.
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13th-Nov-2005 03:20 am (UTC)
The ingredients lists are identical, even the percentages... I use the regular 024 and compared it with the 024 Fibromyalgia at my local Rite Aid...

It's great for those days that my shoulders are just killing me...
13th-Nov-2005 03:23 am (UTC)
Yeah.. my next question was "what is the difference between the regular version of the product and the Fibro version?" I guess it's just a marketing strategy..

:/
13th-Nov-2005 04:07 am (UTC)
Its Tiger Balm with a couple added ingredients. Honestly, I use a mixture of stuff similar, and it takes the edge off AFTER I've taken the breakthrough pain medication (vicoprofen)

This is so hoaxful its not funny.
13th-Nov-2005 08:56 am (UTC)
I'd like to add that the ingredients fight every type of infection imaginable and promote healing in many other ways as well.
13th-Nov-2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
Do they have antibacterial properties or something? I know absolutely nothing about these ingredients...lol. Any info is helpful :)
14th-Nov-2005 02:20 am (UTC)
I find 024 numbs a bit better than Tiger Balm, though it doesn't last as long and is a bit stinkier. I think the spray formula makes it easier to use, but I think it doesn't last as long because the liquid won't stay on the skin as long as a thicker ointment.
14th-Nov-2005 07:47 am (UTC)
i noticed it does smell just as strong as tiger balm, but for me personally the relief seemed to last longer than tiger balm has when i've used it.
14th-Nov-2005 07:35 am (UTC)
Elissa sixshadesofgrey I recently went to a fibro support group in santa monica, california this past saturday on the 12th in the afternoon before seeing this post you put up on lj's fm journal and at the support group the right hand pretty much to the ceo/president of the nfa came to the support group to briefly tell us about some information about things they were working on or were hopeful for next year about, and she brought all of us several samples of guess what? 024 fibromyalgia little moist towelettes packets and was telling us about them, and how she would put it in her bath and then soak in it and how it made her feel some relief with her fm pain.

Just an hour or so later after I left the group I opened one of the packets and used the towlette on my back as I was in incredible pain because of sitting too long at the group, and it helped the pain and I was able to sleep better cause my back hurt a lot less, and that was only a small towlette of the 024, so I second what she's saying everyone about it cause I'm literally using it, and it's just a sample, so so far i say "GET" your samples and try it! :-)

Hey a little something is better than nothing, especially if you can get some relief at least for a little while right? Nobody asked me to say anything about it, and i'm not advertising anything i just happened to come across the post about it, and realized i had just used it saturday night, so i just wanted to share my experience with it after trying it one time.

FEel better & BE A greaT Day Everyone Tomorrow and all this wEEK

*myka*
14th-Nov-2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your feedback and info! I can't wait to get my samples! :) I'm glad to hear it helped you with the pain.
14th-Nov-2005 07:54 am (UTC)
Elissa, how long have you been trying out the acupuncture cause I've been told recently to also try it to help the pain and i've also wondered if it's helpful. Is that the treatment where they stick those little needle looking things all over your body though your not suppose to feel them?
14th-Nov-2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip.

As for the acupuncture, as with any treatment, give it a few months of treatment to give it a chance. With fibro, you may have years of toxicity etc. to try and get through and clear up and it may take time. Massage had been like that for me, it was painful but it got better and helped more the longer I went and deeper tissue massage we were able to do. Same with chiropractic and I bet acupuncture is similar. Even if it helps a little, a little adds up over time. And acupuncture can probably better focus on problem areas at that point in time, in addition to all over help. Keep trying different things and give it a chance to work (if it does seem to be helping).
15th-Nov-2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement! I go for my 5th acupuncture session tomorrow :)
15th-Nov-2005 11:52 am (UTC)
Acupuncture has been a lifesaver for me. Three months ago I had not idea how I was even going to continue working let alone finish school, and continue to do much of volunteer work I do. It has virtually eliminated my pain. I have actually been able to start doing some yoga again which I have not been able to do for years.

15th-Nov-2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
How often do you get it done? Is this something you have to do always or just once in awhile? Thanks :)
15th-Nov-2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Right now twice a week but from what I have heard from others it will maintain itself once you get to the peak. In other words, eventually I will be able to go maybe twice a month instead of twice a week.

16th-Nov-2005 05:21 am (UTC)
I am going once a week.. I had my 5th session today :) I really think it is helping :)
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