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Do you ever play on your phone to forget about pain.

Apr 08, 2017 8:07 PM

Hello,

I am wondering if anyone has a recommendation for what games help them cope with pain. Thanks a lot.

Apr 08, 2017 8:42 PM

Games that I play are:
-Bakery Story
-Hay Day
-Suduko
-Solitare
-Bingo
-8 ball pool

I also use other apps for distraction. My favorite are Instagram and Pinterest.

Apr 08, 2017 8:44 PM

Thanks Valdeen. I will look them up.

Apr 08, 2017 11:22 PM

I studied the way mobile phone and game companies develop their apps/tech to become manipulative, addictive destractions in undergrad. I cant remember where I read it, but the number of folks who use their phones as distractions from chronic pain was through the roof.

The research is still pretty new having to do with mobile addiction and chronic pain, but Im personally a bit nervous about it.

Apr 08, 2017 11:51 PM

A game called ' peak'
Helps me tremendously 😊

Apr 09, 2017 2:06 AM

OMGoodness yes! Facebook, Pinterest, Jigsaw puzzles, Hidden-object Mystery games, etc! Great distraction!

Apr 09, 2017 5:48 AM

I play My Singing Monsters
My Singing Monsters: Dawn of Fire

Apr 09, 2017 9:07 AM

Just surfing Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram

Apr 09, 2017 9:24 AM

Wheel of Fortune

Apr 09, 2017 10:31 AM

Thanks so much everyone. Please keep those suggestions and thoughts coming.

Apr 09, 2017 9:29 PM

I play 5 at the moment
Cookie Jam
Genies and Gems
Solitaire
Words with friends ( but usually solo play)
And a game called Township. Where you build your own town complete with farms bakery etc ports and ships. Plus you get deadlines for deliveries which absorbs me sometimes.
Good luck, hope these help 🤗🌼

Apr 09, 2017 10:44 PM

Yes! Im in so much pain all the time, and I do play games on my cell and my tablet to help keep my mind off of the pain. I play...
Candy crush
The Sims
Dreamfish
Solitaire
And I surf Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Apr 09, 2017 11:23 PM

I love word games, card hidden puzzle s, but here is my shame. I have been told to have the bedroom a electronic free area due to the signals these little monsters continually give out, even that alarm clock. They do not let the brain rest. Also they make the noise louder in our ears. That being said, I was doing the free zone until Miss april started on u tube. Now she sleeps next to my bed. So calming, lol. But it does help to remove these things, anyway it did for me. When I need music to help relax i put the tablet in the bathroom and can still hear it not the noise in my ears.

Apr 10, 2017 12:20 AM

I have tried but just can't focuse enough to do any

Apr 11, 2017 9:00 AM

One thing about playing games on phone is to make sure you take breaks. Looking down so much can cause the neck.pain to be worse. Tendonitis is a major issue for those who use phone a lot. Plus we really need to stretch every thirty minutes or so whether we are on phone or computer etc.

I have played a few over the years. Most of the games on my phone are my nephews. Lol. I do play the slots. Not for real money but it's fun plus I joined a club there so it's a way to meet others from around the world. Its funny though. Am.so used to only talking to those dealing with chronic pain that in have no clue how to react in a group of healthy people. Lol. Ah well. Life's crazy.

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