Pain Reliever Beloved By Many Senior Parents

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I have to confess. I am rather exhausted, frazzled and achy. My senior mom is feeling the same. The joys of moving! I know that two weeks from now we’ll both be fine and fairly well unpacked and feeling much cheerier.

In the meantime, we each have our own ways of achieving pain relief. I prefer Motrin. Having grown up with parents who used Ben Gay, my mom’s favorite method is using Thermacare HeatWraps and SalonPas. These provide warm heat directly to a bothersome area. She loves these and keeps a close watch on the sale ads at places like Walgreen’s and Rite Aid to stock up when they go on sale.

She had one particularly bothersome area last week so she applied a SalonPas to it for a few days in a row. We’re not sure if she used it for too many days or left it on too long or what. Whatever the cause, she ended up with a painful red burn – about 2 inches by 2 inches square. Not majorly painful but it did hurt.

She still loves her Thermacare HeatWrap and SalonPas, but she’ll definitely watch the time she leaves it on and uses it more carefully in the future.

How about you? What’s your favorite been-moving, achy-body solution? We’d love to hear 🙂

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  • Hi Kaye,
    I hate to sound like a “nut” but I have found something natural that is absolutely amazing for pain. It is called Green Cream. It is made in Ohio and I get it from the flea market store. Check out this website:
    http://www.amazingcreamsandlotions.com/ Not to be confused with other “green creams” I saw on the internet when I went to Google. This stuff really works for all kinds of aches and pains, including sciatic nerve! I get the biggest jar and it’s just under $40, but you only need a little bit so it lasts a very long time. I hope you’ll try it…you can order from their site. It is a Christian family. Great story, great product.

  • Very interesting. Of course, something like this should always be doublechecked with your doctor, particularly if you are taking any medications, but it does sound interesting. Thanks for letting us know. 🙂