Just got back this afternoon. I thought I would check up on you. How are you doing?
Have you been able to talk with your doctor?
Dealing with chronic pain day after day is emotionally and physical draining. It is so
important that you get some pain relief. Hoping the doctor can find the right med
combo for you.
I practice relaxation therapy a few times a day. Along with the illness comes alot of
stress. When my stress level is high my pain is intensified, so I make it a point to
focus on relaxation using an imagery technique; I like to imagine I am at the beach.
I also listen to good music and do relaxation breathing.
Take one day at a time. Everday I choose to be happy, that doesn't mean I always am but
a positive attitude goes along way with helping me cope. I went through a grieving period
but I could no longer stay there. Focus on the positive, it really does help.
I am more appreciative of good days now and I have learned what is truly important
in my life. Everyone's life has a meaning.
Calling your doc is a good first step
Take Care, and let us know what is going on
possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and