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after explaining to a new doctor about my pain and medication she suggested I ‘try’ naproxen.. I would of ran out the door screaming if I could.. I explained how badly naproxen has damaged my stomach lining (after only taking it for 3 days) and said I can’t take anything like that orally and I’ve used the gel with no real success so she suggested I try ‘a chilli cream’ lol I thought she meant chilly like the other type of deep heat type stuff but she did mean chilli and in real chilliest lol.. as I’m running out of options I agreed to try it but I’m kinda wondering if she’s having me on.. does this work? Has anyone tried it? 

TIA 

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Beginning of the discussion - 7/16/18

Chilli cream?
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In this trial, 45 participants with fibromyalgia were randomised to apply either 0.025% capsaicin gel or placebo gel to areas with pain four times a day for four weeks.

Participants who used capsaicin reported less tenderness and experienced significant increase in grip strength when compared to participants on the placebo

Hope this helps you and cream works for you, at least your new docs willing to look for alternative medicine for you .

Chilli cream?
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I have used it to deal with nerve pain from a scar. It helps me. 

Chilli cream?
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I use it for my back, it’s bloody great!! It’s  the only thing that even comes close to giving me some sort of relief from the horrendous pain of my crumbling spine! 

  Just remember to wash your hands afterwards or wear gloves to put it on- it bloody hurts if you rub your eyes and burns like a b**** if you put it in your mouth or on your lips!! Trust me- I’ve done them all!! πŸ˜‚