Note: I was not compensated in any way for this Topricin My Pain Away Fibro Cream review. I purchased the product with my own money, and all opinions are my own.
Anyone who’s had fibro for a while knows there are lots of lotions and potions that claim to heal our aches and pains. I’m not embarrassed to say I’ve spent my share of money on these, hoping to find something that works. Sometimes I discover products I really love, but most times I end up standing in the returns line, requesting my money back.
So when I saw a post on Facebook for My Pain Away Fibro Cream, I didn’t hesitate to try it. A $2 off coupon sweetened the deal!
Topricin, the maker of Fibro Cream, claims its product:
- Reduces the need for pain pills
- Reduces the duration and intensity of fibro episodes
- Improves sleep
- Restores energy
- Improves quality of life
Those are huge claims! If I could get that in a tube, it would be a miracle!!!
There are several customer testimonials on My Pain Away’s website, saying the cream really helped with their pain.
The website and advertising goes on to explain how My Pain Away Fibro Cream works, saying “people suffering from nerve pain have excess fluids and toxins that damage nerve cells. … My Pain Away Fibro Cream helps the body rid itself of the excess toxins and fluids that restrict micro-circulation.”
It claims to achieve this through its “patented formula,” which includes natural and organic ingredients such as aesculus hippocastanum, arnica montana, belladonna, crotalus horridus, echinacea and graphites. These active ingredients supposedly relieve pain, help repair damaged nerves, reduce inflammation and lots of other things.
I found the My Pain Away Fibro Cream at my local CVS drugstore in the same aisle with other pain relief creams. I paid $12.49 for a 3 ounce tube after the coupon was applied.
The product itself is a nice, creamy consistency, similar to most hand lotions. It doesn’t really have a noticeable scent, which is a good selling point, especially for those of us who are sensitive to strong smells.
The directions on the cream say to “generously apply 3-4 times daily or more often if needed three inches on or around affected area. … Reapply before bedtime and in the morning. Use before and after physical activity. …”
I find the directions a little funny. If you have fibro, then you know our “affected area” is our entire body. Even using it according to the directions, the My Pain Away Fibro Cream tube is pretty small and isn’t likely to last very long.
Over the next few days after purchasing the cream, I applied it to different areas of my body – my upper back, shoulders, legs, ankles and arms. I made sure to apply it several times a day as directed.
On a couple of days, I was having pretty severe leg pain, so I decided to apply it to one leg and leave the other leg bare. I wanted to see if I could tell the difference in the pain level between the leg with the cream and the one without.
The results? I felt no difference between the two legs. They both still hurt.
I tried it on two trigger points in my upper back. Again, no difference in pain.
I put it on my aching knees. Nothing.
I won’t say the cream doesn’t work. It just didn’t work for me. As most anyone with fibro knows, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another and vice versa.
Since trying the cream, I’ve occasionally run across others’ opinions in online support groups, and results seem to be mixed. It works for some people and not for others.
As treatments go, My Pain Away Fibro Cream is pretty inexpensive, so most anyone can afford to try it. The other good thing is that CVS has a customer-friendly return policy, so if it doesn’t work, just return it.
Update July 3, 2017…
I found out last summer that I have chronic Lyme disease, so that may have been a factor in why this product did not work for me.
Have you tried My Pain Away Fibro Cream? Did it help? Leave your feedback in the comments below.