What are your coping mechinisms when the pain gets out of control?
I have a few really odd ones sp please don't laugh.
- I pant
- I grind my teeth (bad, I know)
- I dig my nails into the nearest object
- I tense every muscle and try to relax just the area that hurts
- I count - this is the best one for me. When I count I tell myself if I reach xx then I will go to the ER. That gives me a limit and a hope if I reach that limit. Now, I tend to cheat myself and not go if I hit that limit but somehow, it helps.