Re: Pain patches vs tablets.
Originally Posted by carol
I took 32 painkillers that day (maximum dose) so that I could enjoy the day out.
OMG Carol that's terrible !
That's a very slippery slope. My FIL was always on Codeine and CoCodamols. Highly addictive imo. He wouldn't go anywhere without them and just had them constantly.
You've probably already researched possible remedies but if not my understanding is that you need to eat an anti inflammatory diet. Good fats from things like avocados, nuts, seeds, coconuts and high quality cold pressed oils. And good probiotics from things like Sauerkraut, Kefirs or yoghurt if you have to.
Ginger is a great anti inflammatory. If you don't tend to eat much of it then consider getting ginger powder capsules and try those. My favourite ginger related dish is this:
Cut 1 full sized Butternut Squash in half
Scoop out the seeds
Score both halves inside with criss cross pattern
Rub some butter into the scores
Wrap in foil and put in the oven for 45 mins on about 140 deg C
While it is cooking
Chop 1 red onion into thin slices
Chop a 3 inch piece of fresh ginger into matchsticks
Fry onion and ginger in a pan with a good frying oil (Rice Bran Oil etc)
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
Throw in a handful of raisins
Let this fry until the onions are cooked
Afterthe Squash has cooked for 45 mins open the foil wrap at the top and fill the squash (where the seeds were) with the onion ginger mix and then cook in the oven for a further
15 mins or so with the foil still open.
This is great to serve with some grilled pork chops.
The ginger and cinnamon are delightfully warming and tasty and will greatly help digestive problems. I put lots of ginger in as I love it so much.