Well it’s been several week’s now since I first started using Peppermint Oil for pain control. Unfortunately I have nothing conclusive to report regarding the use of this natural means. Vascular pain as discussed in a prior post is extremely hard to treat as I have been told and sadly I continue to experience pain on a daily basis.
In attempts to take the edge off the pain, I still use Codeine, and Tylenol albeit sparingly. Added to the meds I use heat in the form of a warm bath or hot water bottle, and yes I still use peppermint oil in lukewarm water with a teaspoon of unpasteurized honey. More recently my doctor has prescribed Toradol, however I experienced bouts of dizziness with no apparent pain relief. To clarify, when I say pain control, even the Codeine or Tylenol will only just take the edge off. So I just tarry on, and bear the pain when it comes. Fortunately that pain usually will subside over time, and the episodes normally last a few hours or more. There are days though where my whole day is taken up fighting pain. Rest, heat, meds, and yes a warm cup of peppermint tea are the order of the day when pain rears it’s ugly head!
Not really sure what triggers the pain but am only left with the grim fact that all the arteries within my intestinal tract are engorged with blood due to portal pressure. There are certain foods I know will irritate my system, and I refrain from eating them. Can only surmize at this point that the pain may be triggered by stress?