Natural Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammatory Supplements, Muscle Relaxers

I've struggled with chronic pain all my life. I was born with congenital hip dysplasia, scoliosis and spina bifida. In adulthood, I developed bursitis, tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. I have sleep apnea and don't rest well. Prescribed steroid treatments make me jittery, irritable and depressed. I've taken high-dose (2400 mgs daily) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprophen, but gotten only temporary relief. NSAIDs make me tired and sluggish. I get less relief with extended use. POHI, EI and CI kids and those with autism or ADD often have trouble sleeping. Parents of special needs students I've taught have used melatonin and sleep medicine to help them rest. If your child doesn't sleep well, he may be in pain. You may be reluctant to use drugs. Here are natural pain relievers, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory supplements that work for me and may work for your child. Natural Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammatory Supplements, Muscle Relaxers

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