The combination of things that will help ease a flare is different for all of us, but by sharing the things that work for each of us we can give each other ideas of what to try.
I try to keep several things on hand all the time, and especially when I know some event or circumstance is likely to trigger a flare. They are:
- Epsom salts, for long, relaxing soaks that relax my muscles.
- Good supply of medications and supplements, so I don't run out, and also because I take extras of some supplements.
- A full pantry & freezer, so I have healthy, easy-to-prepare foods to eat.
- Movies and shows on DVR, so I can just lay down and stare at the TV.
Good communication is also key. If my husband knows how I'm feeling, he knows what to expect from me. I also try to remind him that at certain times (like right after Christmas), I'm going to need some recovery time.
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