Capsaicin for Pain Control
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The directions for creme I picked up says to uses 3-4 times a day with a burning sensation "being observed with less". I can definitely say it does burn! Likely this was amplified by my sensitive skin. Others have not had much issue with the creme in that regard. As for helping with my cluster pain it did lessen pain intensity somewhat but for me the burning sensation was too much for my skin to handle. It did work wonders for my joint & muscle pain but around the ocular region it was too hot for too long for me to endure. Has anyone else tried the creme or capsule ? Did the capsules work better? Worse? Did it trigger a cluster? Put it off?
Lets hear your thoughts in the comment area.
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I've had great luck with white tiger balm for my temples when my migraines present themselves. I'd like the scent to be about half of what it is, however. They also have a white tiger balm sports rub which works great for the temples and back of the head. Lasts about 30 minutes for the intense heat and then another hour or so after that.
The Capsaicin lasts for several hours and has, thankfully, no smell, at least with the product I used. The smell was the big drawback with tiger balm. My sense of smell becomes too heightened. Not as bad as a migraine but annoying enough to keep me away from it. Still tiger balm works great for the achy muscles following an attack.
You might check with your doctor about getting a laticaine (sp?) cream for your temples and back of your neck. I had some and it worked great. It was to help in between the shots.
I've heard about this. Sadly, though, I can't take spicy foods and I'm allergic to bell peppers. I'm not really that fond of the balm thingies either. I think I'm going to stick to buying tramadol online and watching my diet and activities closely.
tiger balm works well with migraine and muscle pains. its smell is not a problem for me too, for it helps relieve head pain and nausea. i have yet to try capsaicin.
Becareful of Tramadol or Ultram. Even though its not a narcotic, it is a synthetic of the narcotic pain med. It still manipulates the same pain receptors that a narcotic med does. Regardless of what people say it is addictive. It also will give rebound migraines like a narcotic med will, but not as bad.
*Please do not use this information for self diagnoses. Writing about my experiences with chronic cluster headaches & epilepsy is a good outlet for me. Consult your Dr. with any kind of headache or chronic pain you may have. The 3rd party links on my site I have found to be a good resource to me over the past few years & dearly hope they will benefit you as well.*