Yeah, I get the problem(s) now.
Its been over two years. Why'd you bother commenting? I don't mean that in an agressive way.
Do some people here agree with the 'prime directive' approach in general? I think its not very good myself, for the same reasons one might contact and exchange ideas with tribes that have no knowledge about the rest of the world.
Why the down votes? Decent article by the way.
That is a good point.
Still, it would be nice if I could do such things when I really need to. Would you mind sharing the techniques you used?
I've seen you mention trigger point therapy before. It's something I do, and it helps to a degree, but it has not had made a large change in my quality of life.
The rest seems worthwhile. Thank you for that.
Thanks for the help!
I have chronic migraines. In my case it means a constant headache with a powerful migraine every few days.
In terms of medication, I've tried: Triptans & NSAIDs as pain relief; Propanalol, Amitriptyline, Topiramate and an Ocipital Nerve block as preventation. I've tried Magnesium as a supplement, which I'd hear helped others.
Then there's stuff like acupuncture, trigger points and one or two things I can't remember the name of.
Botox is an option, but one that's met with resistance in my family.
That's it I think. I really appreciate the advice.
Pain catastrophising seems like a bad thing. So are you saying that trying the reverse is a good thing?
Do you know any strategies that you can recommend?
I was recommended cognitive behaviour therapy because I've tried almost all medications. I'm guessing that its something like what you're talking about.
Hmm, a Thriving Journal seems like a good idea. Thanks for mentioning it. It makes sense.
I do try avoiding thoughts like 'my life sucks' or things like that because of the reasons you said. Its just that every so often, I get fall into a negative feedback loop. Which is not very fun.
One 'hope' I recently acquired is being able to lucid dream. It seems like you can avoid feeling pain in lucid dreaming, so its something I'm working towards. Any one tried something along those lines.
To fellow victims of chronic pain: do you ever despair about the future, knowing your pain might never end? If so, how do you deal with it?
I've made it a schelling point to never end it all. To leave open the possibility of suicide seems too dangerous to me, too alluring. But I'm still afraid that one day I might try. Do any of you ever feel like this?
I would like to know how others deal with this, as I'm only doing so-so.
Good god, how long did that take to write?