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I thought I'd have a good day...

Dec 09, 2016 3:20 PM

I was surprised that even after a full day of sitting (I'm a student so I have like 5 hours of classes each day) my back wasn't hurting almost at all. I was sooooo happy!! But now after I went to the gym (where I only worked on my arms! Now my back at all! ) my back is now hurting as usual.. I'm not in extreme pain but it takes over me and I can only lie on the floor and wait for my painkillers to kick in.. this is so damn frustrating 😩 I really though I could make the day without painkillers but of course not 😑😩

Dec 09, 2016 4:15 PM

HeyItIsMe, you likely used muscles you didn't think of at the gym. Try a warm relaxing bath or shower and some pain ointment to help loosen the muscles that are hurting. It seems my muscles always start screaming as I lay down to sleep at night..."oh the agony," "I'm tight as a drum," "I'm cramping,"... You get the gist. It makes me get up, take meds, massage, and stretch. Then I go back to bed and hope to fall asleep. Sending hugs love and prayers your back eases up soon! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Dec 09, 2016 5:24 PM

I always use benches etc to protect my back but I guess I might've done something wrong since my back didn't hurt before gym :// I went to the sauna and took a warm shower so now I'm finally feeling much better 🙌 thanks so much FlappysLady81!!🙏💗

Dec 09, 2016 5:54 PM

On the floor with you! Titrating how much exercise/chores is too much, sometimes your brain can only hear the pain signals once the adrenaline fades afterwards. More diligent tracking is the only way I've been able to keep from hitting that threshold and flushing the rest of my day down the drain with meds.

However, this works best in spring summer and fall during winter it's almost impossible for me to not hit the wall because the weather diminishes my capacity so greatly.

Bottom line you're doing the very best you can do and you have done everything you can to take care of your mind and body. You deserve relief from that pain and your body is grateful for the exercise even if it can't express that to you today. {{{ tender hugs }}}

Dec 10, 2016 8:50 AM

One thing I learned from my BFF is that you can acknowledge the pain is there but if you focus on it and let it take you over it gets worse. As soon as things get bad, take your meds (on schedule) and distract yourself with something else. It won't take the pain away but it makes the day bearable. My BFF is so smart!!! I love how much she has helped me to think. 🤗

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