short hair. i ll try the non shampoo and see how it goesScalp hurting is a hard one, and it sounds awful. Poor you. I can't help but wonder if it could have something to do with whatever products you are using on your hair/scalp. Maybe try stopping the use of all of them and just rinse your hair with water instead for a couple of weeks and see if it helps. (You can actually not use shampoo at all, and it's healthier for your hair. I have not used shampoo for 7 years and my hair is longer and healthier than ever before).
If you have long hair, do you wear it up in a bun or twist or ponytail? sometimes that can cause it in people like us who are prone to random pain.
Would a scalp massage help? I've not had that particular issue, so maybe I am no help.
Let us know how it goes. I am an advocate for not using shampoo. But I recognize that it may not be right for everyone. If you have dry hair it is good right from the start. If you have oily hair you may go through a period of time when your hair looks and feels awful. That's because your scalp is used to having to produce a lot of oil to counteract the stripping effect of shampoo. Ignore it, stay with no shampoo, cover your hair with a scarf. It will take a little while for the glands to adjust, but they will, and they will stop producing extra oil. You can look this up on line by googling "no-poo" or "no shampoo" and read a lot of people's experiences with it so you know it's worth it to go through the beginning stages.short hair. i ll try the non shampoo and see how it goes
Thank you!! I was trying to recognize when I clench my teeth and I'm actually doing it as I type. I'm not sure where it came from but I think being more mindful of when I do it might help?Hi maavalos: I bet an osteopathy or similar gentle head-/jaw-physio can get rid of that, if it happened that suddenly. I wdn't consider it as fibro/RA till having tried that. Clenching teeth (bruxism) is often stress related, but not always, for instance it come from a physically wrong jaw position. Dentists can help there. (Mine however thought I did this, because my teeth look like it, but since neither an audio of my sleep nor my wife verifies that, they/we've decided my teeth look like that bc I've been eating lots of raw (fruit &) veg for decades.
I cd influence my jaw pain, despite it having dental origin, by relaxing immediately. I'm trained there using progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, imaginary journeys, single images*, self-hypnosis etc.. * At the moment it helps my sleep if I concentrate on flying a vividly changing stunt kite, strangely. But I then have to make extra sure that my jaw is relaxed.
But generally it's 'just' a matter of listening to my body, sensing into it regularly, something I can do a lot of the day if I need to. Sense it 'now'. And let go now. Repeat.... Some people will need reminders for that, once I decided I managed to do it many hours or all day. Now I just have a daily reminder if I'm still relaxed enough. I also have different types of daytime relaxation. I even do it while doing sports (table tennis): if necessary I relax after every tension (point).