Posted by Margi (188.8.131.52) on May 31, 2001 at 10:46:34:
In Reply to: I swear by the icepacks! posted by nancyc on May 30, 2001 at 23:46:59:
I keep 3 on hand at all times, just in case. My hubby uses those gel-filled packs that never really quite freeze. He will put one in a cloth gift bag and hold it on the back of his neck at the onset of an attack, and then apply it directly to the pain as the attack progresses. It seems to help him stay calm and keep his core temp down to a dull roar.
For some reason, as well, his b/p doesn't skyrocket when he's using the ice, but that's probably got a lot to do with him forcing himself to stay focussed and as quiet as possible.
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