Re: [gardeners] Bastrop Gardening and OT stuff

Seana Ames (
Sat, 22 Jan 2000 13:04:26 MST

My name is Seana ( like Sean w/ an a on the end ).  I'm new to the list.  I 
read about your back & thought I might offer some advice.  Constant pain is 
a terrible thing to live with.  Years ago I read that Folic Acid is a 
analgesic that some say is better that Morphine or Codine based products( 
not least because it is not addictive & doesn't take more & more to help 
over time ).
I had a friend with terribly painful canker sores & it was when I was 
looking for something to help her that I ran across this information.  She 
tried folic acid to help get rid of the canker sores.  I asked after a week 
or so if it was helping.  She told me that they weren't going away but they 
weren't painful anymore.  I went back to my book & lo & behold... folic acid 
is a pain killer of the first order.  It does take some time to take effect 
sometimes but it might not hurt to try it.  There is no known toxicity ( 
it's like vitamin C - you would have to take a lot for it to hurt you 
because what you don't need washes right through you ) so you can take it 
fairly often if needed & take a fair amount - although some people do have 
allergic skin reactions to it.  I took it when I was going through a 
severely stressful time at work & was having trouble with my neck & shoulder 
being stiff.  I felt it worked well for me.  I was taking 4 - 400 mcg 
tablets or so about every 3-4 hours.  I understand that you kind of have to 
take some & figure out how much works for you.  I hope this helps.

Happy Gardening
Seana Ames
Thornton, CO
zone 5 or so they say

From: Allen and Judy Merten <>
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Bastrop Gardening and OT stuff
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 17:49:40 -0600

Hi Martha,
     Same here with the grasshoppers. We have had the 3rd mild winter
in a row. Last summer the grasshoppers were a plague. They would get
on the birdfeeders and eat the sunflower seeds that I put out for the
birds. I kept hoping for a flock of seagulls. I am going to get some
ducks this spring. I have read that they are heck on grasshoppers. I
know turkeys are. Maybe, we'll get turkeys, too.
     There is a BT type product for grasshoppers. I am going to use it
this year.
     Thank you for the kind thoughts about my back. So far, I'm not
impressed with the alleged super pain killer. Maybe the hype made me
expect more.
     Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
     Zone 8, where we have been setting record highs all month - 88*
tops so far

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