Re: [gardeners] Bastrop Gardening and OT stuff

Allen Merten (
Sun, 23 Jan 2000 09:42:19 -0600

    Thank you very much for the tip. I'm going to check with the pharmacist
to make sure that it doesn't have an adverse reaction to the RX's that I am
    Judy might benefit from it too. She has a very demanding job that she
loves, but there are stressful times, too. She also has back problems that
are aggravated by using the computer all day at work.
    It seems like back problems affect a lot of gardeners. Thank you again.
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.

> Allen,
> My name is Seana ( like Sean w/ an a on the end ).  I'm new to the list.
> read about your back & thought I might offer some advice.  Constant pain
> 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
> 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 f
or you.  I hope this helps.
> Happy Gardening
> Seana Ames
> >From the Rockies
> Thornton, CO
> zone 5 or so they say