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Re: Coping with Chronic Pain

Posted by JenStar on August 10, 2004, at 23:24:30

In reply to Coping with Chronic Pain, posted by pinkeye on August 10, 2004, at 14:21:21

I'm so sorry you have chronic pain! Very sorry.
Do you find that your mental state can affect the pain, or is it solely due to physical symptoms?

Like the little chatterbox that I am, I'd love to start pulling suggestions out of my JenToolBox, but I'm not sure where to start.

I'm tempted to offer "exercise", but I don't know if you already do, or if that might in fact make the problem worse.

One thing that always helps me is laughter. One time when I was feeling very depressed and anxious and was having physical symptoms, I went with some friends to a comedy club. It was a RIOT. I laughed and laughed and laughed, and when I went home, I felt physically good all evening. Sometimes when I'm down I try to get humor books from the library because laughing eases things for me. I don't know if that would work for you. I know some pain is stronger than that and laughter may not affect it.

I hope your pain gets better.
Can I tell you some awful jokes in the hope that you might get a quick chuckle? Let me know!





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