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Positive Habits for Managing Anxiety Due to Pain

Oct 19, 2016 10:57 AM

What do you all do when you just get so sick and tired of the pain and sickness, and tiredness that you just want to scream? Positive ideas please! Being outside helps me sometimes. Singing sometimes, but also sometimes makes me want to cry

Oct 19, 2016 6:02 PM

Writing helps me, or getting lost in a book. Being outside is a huge help. And sometimes I allow myself a day to just have a pity party as long as its over before bedtime. ;) music is a big help for me and talking to someone who understands .. That is a big help.

Finding a hobby you enjoy is good as it helps refocus your mind to something else. Even if it's coloring in some of those adult coloring books.

Oct 19, 2016 7:31 PM

Asia, I usually put on good music, sing, dance (yes, dance!!) not very long but music always makes me move!! I do breathing exercises to try to relax and if I can't, I allow myself a good cry. It's a release and we all need that release from time to time. Also look for the gifts in each day. Is the sun out? Can you hear the birds singing? Are there squirrels scurrying about? Did you make someone smile or someone make you smile? All of these things make the day better. I have a very, VERY dear friend who loves me very much and "gets it" because she lives with pain herself. She gives me more love and joy than I deserve and she's just the most wonderful gift that I could imagine. Just thinking of her makes me smile.. so, look for all the good things, they're there!! Each and every day they ARE there. We may have to live in pain but we can choose to do it with a good attitude and to be happy.. {{{Hugs}}}💕

Oct 19, 2016 10:08 PM

I LOVE drawing in my coloring books. Also knitting. But most days my hands just hurt so bad I can't. I need to start playing my music more. I wish I could cry sometimes. I just don't really know how. I do like books! I really try to stay positive, but sometimes I feel like I need to feel sorry for myself. Even though it annoys me when other people do! Haha. I guess I need to work on being understanding. Even of myself. I try to keep my pain to myself, but it does help when I have someone to talk to. I have been talking to a therapist, and that helps a bit. But it just is so hard some days.

Oct 20, 2016 1:57 AM

Well now you have US to talk to and we all understand because we live in pain as well. We can help you stay positive because we enjoy sharing laughs together and since I'm already off the rails I never know what's going to come out of my mouth.. LOL!! Hang in there Hun, you're amongst good people here. {{{Hugs}}💕😊

Oct 20, 2016 6:18 AM

Hi Asia & all the other wonderful people, I've just joined the site & already feel a bit normal, just reading of others in the same boat. I feel exactly like you, battling to keep a happy head at the moment as constant pain getting me down. Just been to the 3rd specialist...a wonderful Professor of Neurology who after many different tests & bloods has diagnosed fibromyalgia with chronic fatigue. I'm happy I don't have something worse or terminal but the road does seem long when your body is hurting. It is so true to just be thankful for the little things & people that help lighten our load. I just do one day at a time. Take care x

Oct 20, 2016 7:40 AM

I find prayer is my first go-to...not a quick formula utilities a meditative type prayer. I knit when I can... I have a cozy chair that I can lounge on propped up in different positions to relieve hip/glute pain. If can't knit I play phone games and watch Netflix at same time to distract myself and make day go by faster.

Oct 20, 2016 11:00 AM

Prayer helps me a lot.

Oct 20, 2016 8:38 PM

I enjoy doing my makeup. Sometimes looking pretty helps when I aint feeling too hot. Lol. This evening, I got my 80's on! Electric blue eyeliner and all, then rocked out to everything from cindy lopper,to bon jovi, to willy nelson!

Oct 21, 2016 1:20 PM

Hell yea Willie Nelson, roll me up and smoke me when I die. Haha that just came out!

Oct 21, 2016 2:06 PM

I am Cristan, new to the group and or the first time I am off work on sick leave. I am having lots of mixed emotions, blubbering sessions and crazy pain stiffness itchiness, etc. I have nothing to offer because I cannot think straight either I am now waiting to see a pain specialist, taking 2 Percocet with 2 fiorinal c1/2 is not even touching my pain. Ugh.

Oct 21, 2016 2:32 PM

Hey newbies! We are glad to hear from you! LMB, lol I was at the concert that he first sang that song! I live in Humboldt County California, and he wrote it for us!
I wound up screaming and crying laat night anyhow. I guess that is okay too sometimes. I just wish that I could pick a time to do it when I am alone instead of stressing out my hubby. I was falling apart and I just wanted someone to pivk me up and hug me back together.

Oct 21, 2016 2:47 PM

In the good weather months I try to live outside and observe all the nature around me. All the interactions from bugs to birds to chipmunks etc. When the weather is not so good, I turn up my favorite music when no one is home and draw or try to do something creative. Meditation & prayer are utmost importance to me and aid me a lot with pain and anxiety

Oct 21, 2016 11:57 PM

I got a great coloring book from hobby lobby, some underwater world one and it's so detailed it makes me focus and forget my pain for a little while. I also play games on my phone or iPad like backgammon, yahtzee, there are some great puzzle games out there if you're into that! One of my favorites is ccalled hungry cat picross.

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