Coping Techniques... for the boredome (and for the pain).

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   Posted 9/1/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 27, and disabled by my headaches and migraines, which are constant, daily, always. (Started about 14 years ago, have been constant for the last 5 years). 
But the TV and the computer screen hurt my eyes/head, having enough light to read is almost impossible, and I'm going nuts from boredom...I just can't sleep any more than I already am (up to 20+ hours a day when possible).  But when I'm awake...I'M BORED!!! and going nuts...
What are your coping techniques... for the pain, as well as the boredom?
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   Posted 9/22/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Audio books are nice because you don't have to use your eyes.
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   Posted 9/22/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had headaches bilateral temples for ten years. This headache has been steady for two years and horrible for one year. I can't get much sleep. I have been treated for tmj and am now being followed by a natural pain relief center. Having a routine is important which is what I am working on now since I wasn't sleeping at night. I must be up at eight, outside for half an hour if it's sunny , shower, go for a walk, and do your things for the day. Difficult right now due to the pain and no energy. Diet changes are also what I am doing now, fruit, veg. nut, fish, chicken, turkey,, so no sugar, wheat etc etc. for two weeks. and I am on some natural supplements to increase and produce serotonin. I have just weaned off of Morphine as it wasn't helping anyways and was wreaking havoc on my body.
For my boredom I read, use the laptop, TV, clean house, short shopping, bike, mag. now mind you this is just recently.
Wishing you all headache free days.
Tell me what therapies you have tried. I continue with massage and occ. chiro right now but have done everything that is out there it seems.
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