Move a muscle change a thought. I have to believe this works for if I don't I stay stuck in my pain and allow it to consume my thoughts. I give myself a few moments every few hours to acknowledge my pain then then I have to let it go
I don't think being positive reduces pain but it helps you to be receptive to having "good feelings" which can lead to laughter and joy which produce endorphins-- I think so anyway. I try to force myself to do things I know will leave me feeling happy. Not great day today but really looking forward to taking my niece out tomorrow I know that will keep me going 😀
So this whole chronic pain thing is new to me. I am waiting on blood tests to see what they come up with. I've had these pain flare ups for years and a dose of steroids and opiates and I was good to go. This time it's different. The fatigue is grueling I had to leave work to take a nap then did a low impact Marching workout for 10 minutes to get my blood flowing. I feel like a water balloon most of my joints ache and my Toradol doesn't quite cut it. I'm 52 and feel like I'm 80. 😔 very depressed these past few weeks. The pain doesn't quit. Over the years doctors keep bro go g up lupus fear kept me from following thru. I'm now ready because the pain is Winning this time
I am new here & reading different postings on various issues. Wish I had a nice group like this group of people back when my world came crashing down in 01 & then worse in 07. Support is everything!!! Family, physicians, friends & faith keep us going. When there's a missing link in group... there is a problem. Been encouraged by what read so far & many people with new diagnoses certainly can take refuge & others can find/share answers with one another.
They say ""what don't kill you. Makes you stronger "". Sometimes I believe it and other times I don't know what to believe. Sending prayers your way to everyone 🤗 there is also another saying . ""This to shell pass ""
It's ok to know that others like you are dealing with the same symptoms that you are experiencing. But you are uniquely you and it's best not to continually compare yourself to others. Smile knowing your not alone in your own unique experience you are going through.❤️
Western girl from your pictures I see your are absolutely beautiful! No one is worthless in the sight of God! When we compare it keeps us in a constant state of unrest which isn't good for us. For me acceptance is the key. I used to think if you accepted something you had to like it. WRONG. It means you are just accepting whatever situation you're in but you don't have to like it. That frees my thinking a lot. 👍
Amen to a pain free life! That being said, I don't have one. I am only me and I can only do me. I try and just be happy for my family and friends and take joy in their joy. Easier said then done, I know. But it gets easier with practice.