Stress, barometric pressure, walking, reaching, kneeling, washing and folding clothes, washing dishes, reaching for objects, bathing clients, putting away groceries, vacuuming, most everything I do my eyes are expecially bad causing me migrains
My biggest pain trigger is working at the computer followed by sitting for a longer period of time.
I tried a lot of different therapies. What helped me most was physical therapy and working out on a regular basis. Which means 3 times a week and at least one hour per workout. However, I had to start very slowly and slowly increase the frequency and duration over the course of half a year. The days after each workout I had more pain than before but my therapist kept me going. After a few weeks I felt that my overall pain level had decreased. I am not pain free today, but I am feeling much better. However, if I take a break from working out, pain increases again. I guess I just have to keep working out for the rest of my life ;-) I almost forgot: Relaxing every day also helps me a lot.
Physical effort causes me a great deal of pain - things like lifting, housework, yard work, shopping for groceries, etc. Sitting still for too long also causes me pain. And then there is stress - that really sets things off for days. There are days when I feel great and then overdo it & then pay for it usually a day or two later. It drives me crazy because I want to be the person I used to be, but reality keeps hitting me in the face. Gentle aerobic activity in warm water is really the only thing that keeps things fairly even for me.
I feel like I am being crushed. my pain is very hard in my low back, hips, tailbone, down both legs, both feet and my neck. sitting is horrible for it, pushing, pulling, bending, riding in a car, everything causes it to get even worse. for the last month I have been unable to obtain any relief, even with my pain meds. I am to the point that I just can't take it anymore. hoping that when I see my pain doctor tomorrow he will do something to help me! I have to stay in bed way too often just to not want to kill myself to stop the amount of pain I am in!
I try to do yoga and yoga breathing when I can not stop what I am doing . I walk 2 miles a day no matter the weather, I push through the pain always or I would never go anywhere. If I do not exersize I get worse. My joints and spine from my back to my skull are constsntly hurting from arthritis, bursitis or nerve damage. Inwork p.t. that is all I can do.
I have fibromyalgia and have pain everywhere, a dull achy pain. Lately I have had severe pain in my upper feet, thighs and lower back. I do yoga three days a week which helps to keep me from getting stiff. I am tired of being in pain all of the time. narcotics medications do not work.
Hey everyone, thank you for your contributions so far. It seems that for most people stress increases and relaxation decreases the pain. So one big question would be, how stress can be avoided best? How are you doing it? Has anyone ever tried to work strictly according to a schedule? For example, planning the tasks which need to be done each week, including time to relax.