help me calm my angry nerves
July 4, 2010 7:50 AM Subscribe
what can i do, physically, to calm my irritated nerves?
posted by msconduct to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
i'm on the downhill side of a case of shingles that, in my doctor's words, 'totally covers the dermatome!' i caught it fairly early (1.5 days after the rash popped) & started on the meds--valtrex, prednisone, & painkillers. she now has me on 10 mg/day of amitriptyline as a pain management drug, and i've got hydrocodone as a backup. (i use the hydrocodone only when back pain kicks in.) the rash is 20% of what it started as 2 weeks ago, and it's fairly healed. however, it's still tender to the touch & it feels like my nerves are actually inflammed.
what i'm interested in is finding something that will literally soothe my nerves. not so much medication, since i have that, but something more ... organic, or homeopathic, i guess. something that tells my nerve endings, 'yeah, i get it; you're pissed & i don't blame you but i'm doing everything i can to calm you down.'