One of the things I find most effective for getting fibromyalgia relief is what I call “topical potions.” These are creams, lotions, gels, or other goodies applied to the skin. I love using these for several reason, but the main one is that they tend to work pretty quickly. You apply them where you hurt, when you hurt, and get relief. Kinda like a magic potion. Who doesn’t love that?
I’ve also learned that these potions can help prevent pain. For example, I get chronic migraines that tend to be triggered by tight muscles in my neck and shoulders. Using something topical on my neck and shoulders helps to keep them happy and loose, and therefore prevents migraines.
Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream
My current favorite is Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream, which I’ve been using for about two months now. The creator, Keri, contacted me via my Facebook page and asked if she could send me a free bottle to try. (Um, yes please!) In exchange for the free trial, I promised to share my honest experience, good or bad, with you… and it’s all good!
Disclaimer: Other than that free bottle of lotion, I receive no other compensation for this review or the sale of these products. All opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
The first thing I noticed when I got my lotion was how yummy it smells. It’s made with shea butter and essential oils (orange, tangerine, clove, and wintergreen). The main thing you smell is clove, which is a much nicer smell than something like Icy Hot.
I also noticed that it is quite orange. The capsaicin in the lotion is made from cayenne pepper, which is why it’s this color. I noticed that the palms of my hands were a little orange after rubbing it in, so the first night I chose to wear an old t-shirt to bed, just in case. I will say, though, that in spite of the color, I haven’t had any problems with staining.
Speaking of which, don’t let the word “capsaicin” scare you! There is a slight warming sensation, but nothing like what you’d get with Icy Hot. There’s no “icy” and no “hot” — just warm.
I really like that the lotion soaks in quickly and completely. It doesn’t feel greasy, thick, or oily. I usually apply it right before bed, then wash my hands and brush my teeth. By that point, it’s soaked in. This does mean that you’re not going to use this as a massage lotion. It doesn’t stay slippery enough for a massage. But it’s an excellent treatment cream that you can use anytime, anywhere. There is a little “scrubbiness” to it, to quote my hubby. That little bit of grit is the cayenne, which never dissolves completely. I didn’t find it bothersome at all.
Note: Make sure to wash your hands after applying Mo’s Dream Cream. It’s easy to accidentally rub your eyes and that burns! (Not that I’ve done that or anything.)
Based on what other customers have experienced, they estimate that you can expect the following results with Mo’s Dream Cream:
|Pain Type||Pain Relief*||Longevity*|
|Fibromyalgia/planter fasciitis||1 – 2 minutes||8 – 10 hours|
|Muscle cramping (restless leg/menstrual/nausea)||1 – 2 minutes||8 – 10 hours|
|Nerve/Muscle (general body aches)||2 – 3 minutes||8 – 10 hours|
|Bone/tendon pain (i.e. arthritis)||4 – 5 minutes||6 – 8 hours|
|Congestion (allergies/colds)||4 – 5 minutes||6 – 8 hours|
*Results can vary depending on person and condition. Listed is typical response time.
I definitely agree with how quickly it works. However, since I have almost no fibromyalgia body pain, I can’t vouch for the longevity.
Another thing I’ll add… since I’ve been using Mo’s Dream Cream, the muscles in my neck and shoulders are less tight than they usually are. So much so that my massage therapist even commented on it. I can only contribute that to using the lotion in those areas nightly, because there’s nothing else I’ve done differently. (I’d even just returned from an out-of-state trip when she said that, so I should have been worse than usual!)
If you’re looking for something inexpensive to try, or if you’re looking for an alternative to pharmaceuticals, I highly recommend giving Mo’s Dream Cream a try. It certainly isn’t going to make anything worse, and you just might find a new go-to treatment option!
In support of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12, Keri has worked up a very special promotion for you: buy two 8-ounce bottles of Mo’s Dream Cream and receive a No Mo Pain Stick free!
Use my promotion code ( Tami4U ) at checkout and receive an additional $8.00 off your order. That’s a $55 package for only $32! Just follow the link, www.mkt.com/modreamcream to order the Fibromyalgia Awareness Day special and at check-out enter promotion code Tami4U to take the additional $8.00 off.
Offer good through May 15, 2016. After May 15, receive $4 off per bottle with the same promo code.
About Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream
Here’s a note from the creator of Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream, Keri Anderson:
Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream was created out of desperation to find pain relief without the use of harmful drugs. After contracting bacterial spinal meningitis, the high fever left me with extensive nerve and muscle damage (Dystonia and Erythromyalgia). I spent 12 years dependent on a wheelchair and in critical physical pain 24/7. The harsh pain meds I was on (including morphine & methadone) left me unable to even remember my children’s names! I was not willing to trade my life for the minimal pain relief I was getting.
I heartily began to study apothecary and Chinese herbology. Over a four-year period of time, I eventually ended up with what is now Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream, named after our chocolate lab (you guessed it – Mo-hogany Dreams) who cared for and watched over me during my formidable ‘wheelchair years’. When Mo began aging, he developed hip dysplasia. We used the lotion on him also and he could run like a pup again! Mo Passed away in 2014, and we aptly named the lotion after him!
Mo-Hoganys’ Dream Cream is made from a homemade, fermented capsaicin paste combined with essential oils and vitamins. Among them are Clove, Wintergreen, Orange and Tangerine essential oils. This combination over-stimulates the nerves, which is a natural way of deadening the nerve endings and is extremely combative against pain! Try No Mo Pain Stick for easy use and Mo Bath Salts Please for relaxing, soak-away pain relief!
My sincere desire is that this amazing pain relieving product helps others as it has helped me. The tears, hugs and love from those who have received immense pain relief with this lotion have restored my soul and made all the years of pain I endured “worth it”! I invite you to try this lotion yourself! You’ll be so glad you did!