This bag is my trusty friend. It keeps me going when I have a flare up or am just down for the count, in the fetal position with a cuppa tea and the heating pad (also great friends, the best!) I used to keep everything in random places in the medicine cabinet and bathroom pantry, but as I started to need things more frequently, I decided to keep everything pertaining to my chronic pain in a nice little bag. That way I can keep track of everything and can bring it with me when I go out.
This bag is a Printed Village bag that I got from Pixie Mood. I think it’s absolutely adorable and it’s very durable, which is something I needed.
Oh My God – I Don’t Know What to Say
These are two things that I got because I was willing to try anything, but didn’t hold a lot of hope for them actually providing any relief. I was wrong! They are special items in my medicine bag.
Aculief is, in short, wearable acupuncture. Although I have to wear this for some time before I start feeling relief and I wouldn’t be able to just use this treatment to push the pain away, it does provide me with relief when I’m out and about. I find that when I wear it people tend to ask me about it or be curious about it in general and it gives me a sense of security that people will believe that when I say I am having a migraine, I am not exaggerating.
If you follow any beauty blogger then you probably know what this next item is. For those that don’t…it’s a Rose Quartz Roller. I did not buy this product for the intent of hoping it will give me clearer skin, I wanted something that was going to always be cold and that I could put on my face. When I have an allergy attack or a migraine, I like having something cold on my face for soothing. When I’m on the go, I can’t really take a cold washcloth and hold it on my face. This roller is always cold and feels so good when I roll it on my skin. If it helps clear my skin, well that’s just an added bonus.
This might just be my favorite item in my medicine bag. It’s the TENS unit!
“TENS machines work by sending electronic stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Tens devices also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, called “Endorphins.”
I purchased this product when my lower back went out again and I had to be able to stand. I kept researching the best methods for reducing the pain and found this beauty. It’s highly recommended by chiropractors but helps with more than just muscle pain. It has helped with my uterus pain, bladder pain, migraine pain, and even those pesky cramps. It’s remarkable and something you can bring on the go with you.
Scents! These are the two favorites that I always carry around with me. I have been using Origins Peace of Mind On-the-spot relief since I was in high school, so about a decade now. I don’t know what I would do if they ever discontinue this product as it is my must have. I place it behind my ears and on my temples and the tension instantly starts to fade away.
This year I found Head Aide by Rare Essence which allows me to breathe again. I roll this on my neck and find instant relief with it. They also have an essential oil inhaler that would probably work wonders, but I am still using Vics vapor rub inhaler, which is a staple.
Another scent related item is these medicinal aromatherapy bags that have inhalation beads in them. I am so in love with these guys. I get them from my local apothecary but they are from Aromafloria. I just buy the reusable pouches that are filled and they last me for about a month or two, but you can buy the bead jars and refill them yourself as well.
I am in the market for a new lavender eye pillow, so if you have any suggestions. I am currently using this one, and although I love the weight of it and that I can microwave it to heat it, I find the scent did not last long. I am able to add essential oil drops to it but want one that will be a bit more cooling.
Where would I be without Clear Eyes? Because of allergies, I am in constant need of eye drops, and these provide instant relief. Not much else to say about them, they work great!
Lastly, my beloved pill pocket. I love having a small hard case for all the pills I carry. This is a cute vintage inspired one with a mirror that provides extra use.
I have a larger bag with more things that I keep in my bathroom at home, and will share more details about vitamins and medicine I take in the future!
Do you have any relief products you’d recommend to me? I’m always looking for new things to try out.