What helps calm you down?
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meditation - 0.0%
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mindfulness - 100.0%
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music - 0.0%
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observation - 0.0%
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/26/2012 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I guess all things considered it was a good appointment.  Although he was already rushed at 8:15am he took the time to listen to me and my concerns.  I think he is a good doc, because he went right for the increase of topamax to offset the weaning off of diovan i will be starting in 2 weeks.  So I will be up to 200Mg of the Topamax. 
   Once I am off the  Diovan I will be on only 8 meds, and one them is PRN so I can finally see progress! 
   My anxiety and PTSD symptons did kick in some, and I got turned around coming out of the building. Walked 4 extra blocks out of the way to get the train home!  Not too bad, boy did it feel GOOD to set foot on that train heading the right direction!
   Going to be 99 degrees here today!  hope everyone has a nice cool day and stays safe!
 
Trina
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

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   Posted 7/26/2012 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Trina,

It is hard to put on your poll, because there are a few things that work for me. Meditation, mindfulness and the art. I do a lot of meditation, so I usually have that mindset. I practice the mindfulness daily too. Once you do it for awhile, it becomes a natural state.

I am glad that you got your meds the way that you like them. I hope it works for you. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/26/2012 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen, 
When the request for the poll comes up I could not find an area to click no.  Kinda forced me to post  a poll.  Do you know how "not" to post one?  Bet if I just submited a blank one it would have gone away.
 
Thank you for your input though,  I use all of them also, but mini meditation through out the week are big winners for me lately.  Glad to hear that about mindfulness, I look foward to getting there.  Currently I am working on a mindfulness workbook to help make it part of my  life, as my DBT skills are.
 
Just woke up from a nice 2 hour, heavy sleep nap.  Migrain is now a 5 in pain level, but I expected something from the stress level this am and the heat does not help.  Could be so much worse though.
 
Trina
 
 
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

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   Posted 7/26/2012 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry that you have a migraine. One of my friends gets them and takes something for them, but I can't remember what it is called. Feurocet, maybe??? I can't take naps, I always feel awful when I wake up. Maybe because I slept so much when I first got fibromyalgia, I am not sure. I guess I am afraid that I will end up back in bed if I take a nap. Oh well...

Yea, mindfulness and being in the present really does help. It keeps all the junk out of your mind. I think anyway.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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   Posted 7/27/2012 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
migraines suck.

excellent news regarding the doc.

with healing compassion,

jamie
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   Posted 7/29/2012 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Trina,

I get migraines too and they are miserable. I don't know if this will help but putting ice on the back of my neck usually helps lower the pain some.

When things are overwhelming for me I use deep breathing. Calms me down a lot. I also read as an escape.
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   Posted 7/30/2012 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Kaely,
I use heat, the ice triggers pain from my trigeminal. Breathing is a favorite of mine, usually leads into some sort of meditation with helps.

I appreciate all you kind suggestions.
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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