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Serious Pain and Agony

Good day to all. As some of you know, I started a new job recently. I work at the local Green House. I am now working on the actual "farm" part where all the Green Houses are and so I am pulling loads of flats, baskets, etc. from the houses and loading them onto carts and then onto semi's to be transfered to customers or to the store. Anyway, I am in the sun the entire day and yesterday it was in the 80's here and the sun was extremely hot at the farm. I got there at 9a.m. and did not leave until 7p.m. and I was wearing a spaghetti strap tank top and I got sooooooooooooooooooo sun burned and I think it is going to blister. My back and my shoulders are the absolute worse. I could not sleep. I can hardly move because of the pain and I WANT A PILL!!!!!! I can not even begin to describe the massive amount of pain I am in. It hurts just to put on a bra or a shirt and have it rub the burn. I am totally at a loss as of what to do. Last night I put aloe all over it from my aloe plant. I can't take this and I may have to take a pill. Sorry everyone.
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186166 tn?1385259382
automatically wanting to take a "pain pill" for a sunburn is addictive thinking.  be careful :)
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I didn't "automatically" want to take one. I have been taking Motrin every six hours and did not sleep one bit last night and the thought did not come to my mind until 6a.m. when I just could no longer take the pain. I haven't taken one but this is not an average sun burn either.
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410221 tn?1227631837
Use the vinegar...if anyone knows about sunburn it's me the sun goddess, LOL. I will have gallons of it with me this summer. Just pour it over you in the shower. And shower with as hot of water as your skin can stand then finish with cool. I'm a sun expert:-)

I know you want a pill but thats not the right thing to do for sunburn confused. Be strong, well you must be strong to be doing all that lifting.
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Chi_Chi....thanks!! I know it's not the answer and I fear that this pain will last for days and I don't want to take them for days so I am going to try the vinegar and just tough it out. Thanks a bunch! And I am one tough cookie....LOL
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390416 tn?1275185087
I am a sungoddess also...that is the same thing i was going to tell her...take as hot of a shower as she can stand. I always do that after I'm out in the sun. It helps!!

Hang in there, confused!!...and use your aloe plant!!  :D
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OOOOUUUUCCCHHHH!!!

Oh Girl I so feel your pain. I cant tell you how many times i have been there myself. I have always loved being in the sun for as long as i can remember. And growing up it took many painful summers till i finally learned to be responsible in the sun.  learned many ways to deal with the agony of a horrible sunburn. I remember one summer getting burned so badly at the beach i had to go to the drs. My face blistered and my eyes did too and they actually bled..let me tell ya i was a beautiful site...LOL. Funny thing is....well funny now it wasnt then  lol...is that i went to the beach to get a little color to look good in my dress for my boyfriends prom!!! Haha  yeah!!! that plan worked real welll!!!..LOL.  anyway when i went to the drs. (i know your thinking prom for her? this is ancient medical news...lol) but it does work and i still use this from time to time especially with my girls...milk baths. But what ive found to work even better then the milk baths is tea baths. It is like a miracle. Fill your tub with as the girls told you as hot as you can stand water and put a bunch of tea bags in and soak in the tub untill the water turns cool. You will be amazed at how this helps. Then use the aloe. advil is usually pretty good for the pain..i have taken 3 at a time when its real bad. dress in something light and loose that barely touches you and you dont have to wear a bra with.It can be excrutiating to wear one while that burned. Have never tried the vinegar thing..this is the first ive heard of it so that may be better but like i said the tea baths where like a god send to me when i did this to myself...at least yours was a acccident and not plain stupidity as i have done...lol. learned my lesson though..thank god. good luck hun i hope this helps you. Ill check on you in a bit. Love ya.
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