I drink the Propel zero sugar electrolyte water, and drink about 4 a day (so 67.6 oz total)
I also have this cup with colorful bands that you can move up and down for how many bottles you drink per day. This is the same exact bottle I have! I struggle with drinking enough because of my gastroparesis and plain water making my stomach hurt and causing nausea (no fucken clue why but it does...) so I just call it good.
If you have POTS, I’m sure you know that you need a fuckton of salt, and some people swear by the SaltStick things. These are the brand I have but they hurt my stomach like a bitch.
I hope this was helpful, and I hope you find some results soon :)
Here is the brace I have link here and I also use a side sleeping pillow link here for between my legs because I bruise when my knees touch, and it helps keep the hips where they are supposed to be!
I've never posted a link before so here's hoping it works out! The arch support is adjustable and the straps are decently comfy.
There are plenty of very small ottomans that would be enough for having your knee hangover. It also provides some storage. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4W2Q6X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_AE7R8R0MQJ8TXQK8HP7J
Its one of these. I don't remember which one. I think it's the Mueller one.
I had/ have this problem too. I went to a specialist who made a 3d scan of my thumb/hand and gave me a special brace specific for my hand and needs. It is quite expensive though.
Before this I just went to a shop with braces and bought one like this
My specialist told me that the silver ones aren't that helpful if your thumb dislocates often because it can still dislocate while wearin one of those. The most important thing is having a brace that helps stabalise the whole bottom part of your thumb. So only the tip joint should be free. I.e. something like this won't do much to help against dislocating.
I haven't tried any splints or braces yet, but I recently bought a hook handle that is such a game changer! It's interchangable for most of the hooks you would use the most often, and it just makes it so much easier to hold rather than needing a death grip.
I use a bed wedge I got off Amazon, idk if you tried one https://www.amazon.com/Post-Surgery-Elevating-Pillow-Memory/dp/B01MQSDYY9/ref=mp_s_a_1_4/134-2708947-6902238?ie=UTF8&qid=1542655022&sr=1-4&m=A2M2K0XCLN25ZN&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=bed+wedge&dpPl=1&dpID=31J4bbfxi...
I also use a pillow between by knees when on my side
Absolutely! I’m very happy to help! Finding something that helps this much AND being able to pass on the information to fellow chronic pain sufferers is gratifying (wish that wasn’t the case!).
...and bonus points for thinking of your gf, she’s going to thank you for it, plus it’s $47 on Amazon right now, score!
The other brand I was thinking about was BabyBliss, it has an automatic button to turn the brush in either direction. I thought that would be even better but in the reviews that feature seemed to break easily & pull your hair. In the end I only had one to choose from (at the store) & I’m actually happy about that. I think the turning would have been overkill, with the learning curve & random hairs getting stuck in it.
The one I linked below worked perfectly! Only having one tool saved myself a good 20/30 minutes of energy & pain. Priceless!
Best of luck, hope she enjoys it as much as I have!
Here you go, they've gone up slightly in price but are around $50 USD. There's quite a bit of toe room and for reference if female sizes, I'm usually 7.5/8 US and I ordered a 6 men's in the 6 inch height. I have plenty of room and added inserts, adjusting laces for fit and using zippers.
yeah like a massaged gun. this is a relatively cheap one like mine
DRAGONN by VIVO Ergonomic Kneeling Chair, Adjustable Stool for Home and Office - Improve Your Posture with an Angled Seat - Thick Comfortable Cushions, Black, DN-CH-K01B https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZN7B52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_N2RBNAX1TEX0MY02PFVP
Depends on your frame and weight , if your thin the link above will force a better posture.
I couldn’t find the one I primarily used, I have scoliosis . But I found it very comfortable, this is the closest thing I could find to it’s shape and style https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html
This was the one suggested to me, I don't have the kind of money so I have not tried it.
EVS Sports SB05 Shoulder Brace, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HJGG3YA/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_A8SM9R5SH9A9GGV0YCKN
dont let have those little pop up chairs? maybe something like this
it could be a bad choice, but it could also double as something to lean on, even when its not set up.
No problem!!!!! I would get an acupuncture point chart like this one
Honestly it's very intuitive once you get the hang of it. It's gonna take a little while to get used to the feeling, but once you are used to it you can turn it up a ways and really feel exactly what you need to do! If you feel like spending the extra $40, I would opt for the more expensive one, it will really help you learn where the "right" spot is by telling you exactly how far you are away. Some spots take some time to feel, especially in the belly and back. The neck though is quite responsive and you can quickly find yourself jerking around with the pulses, it took me a while to realize that this was actually very helpful.
I'd start either laying down or in a chair that supports your head/neck, and just start exploring your neck with it, you may feel a lot of weird sensations, but you get used to them and learn how to work with them to truly reset and rebuild!
Happy to answer any question you may have, and I hope to hear about your results!!
When I first got my knee braces I used a silicone backed hook & loop tape to keep them in place. Hooks toward the inside of the brace and adhesive towards the skin. Does a pretty good job of keeping the brace in place and it doesn't leave residue. I ended up getting something like this after dealing with the typical elastic/velcro knee braces. It does pretty well for me.
I just started using This Futuro Knee Brace and it has been working very well as a daily brace :) good luck!! 💕
Of course!!! I really hope they help you!!!!
If you do need more filling for the pillow, the company WorkingFish on Amazon has great shredded foam!
The foam also comes in a reusable vacuum-sealable bag, with a pump! (It’s shaped like a whale’s tail, haha!)
Makes sense. I have probable MCAS myself. And I don’t think I’ve ever used shaving cream! Glycerine soap for me if I have to use a razor. Also—do you have a good moisturizer for after? Sometimes that makes a difference. (Although I don’t think I ever shaved my bikini line without a major outbreak of red itchy bumps no matter what I did before, during or after.)
My main issue is my chin right now. I’m hitting menopause, so now there is new hair to contend with. (No one told me about these things when I was young.) For the smaller areas on my face, I use this little trimmer. hair trimmer
I went the laser route for a variety of reasons. EDS and its many associated disorders/dysfunctions make shaving problematic in so many ways. In addition to the skin sensitivity, I’m just too damned exhausted most days to keep up with the mundane shit like shaving. That said, I still like to wear a two-piece at the beach, and I felt like I was being sentenced to a life of boyshorts—unless I wanted to deal with the bottom of my suit constantly rubbing over a bunch of raw red bumps.
Good luck finding something that works for you!
I have these in the smallest size, the top band hits around the top of my hips and the top of the back criss cross hits around the top of my sacrum.
I had a pt fit them on me and they felt too tight at first but after a week or two theyve felt better than not wearing them. They allow me to work on my proprioception, do my pt, and with my knee braces, and walker I'm able to go shopping and do things. They're not perfect but I've tried so many options, and for me these are the best for my severe hypermobility.