What Distracts You From the Pain?

Posted by Jen, Volunteer Mentor @sandytoes14, Oct 4, 2016

Hello!
We share what works (and what doesn’t) for us as far as medicines and surgeries,etc.
What works for you to give yourself a little break? I’m presently researching family history from the comfort of my recliner.

@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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I am so sorry for the lack of support from your hubby. I really don't know what I would do if I didn't have mine to help take care of me and our household. Right now I am pretty much chair bound so it is up to him to do the household chores without me.
Sadly, there are many, many people who feel the way your husband does.

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@clubohara

Hello, Sandytoes! My name is Clubohara! Distraction from pain…I make sure I have “stations” set up – I have beading, reading, coloring, puzzles, movies, etc all around the house so I can move from project to project – keeping busy, doing crafts or watching comedy keeps my mind off the pain.

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Hello!
What a great idea to have all those things set up to keep you busy.
I used to color a lot but I have pins and needles in my hands from my back issues so fine work has become an issue. I had the shingles virus (not the rash), which attack my eyes and causes some nerve damage so reading is no longer an option for me either. Other than my computer and TV, there is little I do. My big deal for the day is when my hubby drives me to the store to get my morning coffee.

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@clubohara

Hello, Sandytoes! My name is Clubohara! Distraction from pain…I make sure I have “stations” set up – I have beading, reading, coloring, puzzles, movies, etc all around the house so I can move from project to project – keeping busy, doing crafts or watching comedy keeps my mind off the pain.

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I had those nerve pains but found a product that helped me Its homeopathic called Nerve pain formula it's from Botanic Choice I love it you chew 2at a time ,you use it up to 4times a day but I've never had to more then 2 times I also sleep without a pillow as my nerves in neck where being pinched try it works for me good luck Linda

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@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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Hi 19th Kim a nurse also but learned long time ago Dr,s don't know everything so I started looking at herbs@homeopathic Stuided them since the 70,s ,we are hear because we all have and know about fibromyalgia ,you flu d a good place for fibro people ,we understand

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@susanlorrie

SandyToes,
I am working with a good doctor to wean me off the medication very slowly. I should not have sounded as if I didn’t appreciate my doctor. Unfortunately he changed groups and they wanted him to wean me down more quickly. It is my greatest wish to get completely off.

Oh happy day! It’s my 19th anniversary today. I have the most wonderful husband. Please send positive thoughts and/or prayers for him. He an unknown lung infection. I am desperately hoping it is not cancer. The past 19 years have been the best of my life! I could not live with out him.@susanlorrie

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Happy Anniversary keep on keeping on

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@edieguinn

Thanks. I don’t have support here so I’m really looking for support here. Thanks!

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You are in the right place.Tell us about yourself and problems

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@danavs

I have friends who help me, take me to doctors, buy groceries, etc., but I do feel they question my pain or it’s intensity and that hurts. To try to help take my mind off the pain, I play games on the computer, watch my favorite tv shows, and walk around on my walker as much as I can. and mostly pray and read the Psalms.

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Good things to do and be as positive as you can mind over matter

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@clubohara

Hello, Sandytoes! My name is Clubohara! Distraction from pain…I make sure I have “stations” set up – I have beading, reading, coloring, puzzles, movies, etc all around the house so I can move from project to project – keeping busy, doing crafts or watching comedy keeps my mind off the pain.

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I do the same

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@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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Ice cream is my downfall, I would like to get back into shape

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@susanlorrie

Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.

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Mine as well, set up plating lines for the first 15 years, plus keeping 6 persons with hardware to rack. I loved doing it I moved all day…..

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Hi all
Exercise, particularly walking helps me. I just have to encourage myself to 'get going'. If my day isn't really bad, my grandchildren help as well.

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Currently nothing distracts me from pain on any level. Why see a pain specialist who lives in fear of prescribing narcotics and tells me to walk. The mental health therapist tells me there is nothing she can do for physical pain-talk to my PC who then refers me to a pain specialist. Ridiculous!!! Why see any of them???? Okay, in a very negative place and do not want to be. I have done everything I know to do and now have no options left!!!
Anyone understand???????????????????

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Yes, I understand you. I just saw a pain dr, my GP, a phychologist and my gastrologist for my terrible pain, which originates from bone spurs and arthritis
in my neck. The surgeons do not want to touch it, so they all tell me, live with it and take opioids. They help, but they have so many negative sides.
Make me tired all day, no appetit, no interest in friends and family any more and there is no one to help me to get off them. Wean yourself off slowly or sign yourself into a clinic for 39,000.00 for four weeks.
I have been living with my pain in the head now for years. Now I have digestion pain, caused by constipation. Been to the ER several times, when I got scarred, because it also effected my heart.
So I can feel for you very much!
But my husband and I will not give up. This is no way to live, if there must be a way to treat this pain!

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@edda So very true are your words. Have DDD of the neck and lumbar, twisted pelvis, OA (yes, and bone spurs), fibromyalgia, and ferocious TMJ which can cause terrible headaches. No one wants to prescribe narcotics and although not a fan it would be a relief at times. OTC's do nothing to help. I have done all I can as far as diet and exercise (limited). I live alone even though surrounded by neighbors and I learned the hard way to not try and make friends with those one lives in such close proximity. I would that others would not be so loud-this I can do nothing about.
Do you know what causes the head pain? Nothing much worse-especially when it goes past an ache to outright pain. I was kicked to the curb and no one believed how bad my head pain was. I finally found a TMJ specialist that saw the problem and treated it as best as he could. Only a soft diet and I do not eat gluten nor sugar. Thankful for blenders. Due to the fibro I can no longer eat anything in the Nightshade family as they cause a terrible flare…a real bummer.
I assuage myself by saying, "it could be worse" and this isn't much help either.

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@edda

Yes, I understand you. I just saw a pain dr, my GP, a phychologist and my gastrologist for my terrible pain, which originates from bone spurs and arthritis
in my neck. The surgeons do not want to touch it, so they all tell me, live with it and take opioids. They help, but they have so many negative sides.
Make me tired all day, no appetit, no interest in friends and family any more and there is no one to help me to get off them. Wean yourself off slowly or sign yourself into a clinic for 39,000.00 for four weeks.
I have been living with my pain in the head now for years. Now I have digestion pain, caused by constipation. Been to the ER several times, when I got scarred, because it also effected my heart.
So I can feel for you very much!
But my husband and I will not give up. This is no way to live, if there must be a way to treat this pain!

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I'm not sure how it would work with paint on your head but I got a pain pump and a catheter up my spine and now I get by on 3 mg of Dilaudid a day instead of the 250 2 mg of assorted opiates I was taking before the pain pump. I still have pain but it's quite manageable.

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