What triggers have you found make your pain worse? How do you avoid them?

What triggers have you found make your pain worse? How do you avoid them?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I find that doing too much is the trigger for my pain. For instance, I used to clean my whole house in 2 hours. Now it takes me two hours to clean one room, with frequent rest stops.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I also cannot be sedentary or active for very long periods of time. It's hard to find that "happy medium", but I get up and move when I can and find a comfortable chair (or at least a chair) when I have to. Most people understand why and don't ask questions. What else helps me through the bulk of the day is if I get up early and do a long stretching routine. Not yoga, but just stretching, every muscle and tendon in my body. It really helps a lot.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

God or no God, pain is still pain and we are the ones who are to deal with it. It's up to us - take charge of our care - medical, mental, physical - or play the victim and let the pain get the better of us. Never give up!!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

IFirst of all, I have M.E., a rare bladder disease that is very, very painful, and 10 years ago, my spine started to come apart, found out I had a horrible, horrendously painful back disease. I believe in three things for any chronic illness, and chronic pain. You need an anti-depressant, that is well known for it's aiding in reactive depression (meaning depression brought on by being chronically ill, and in chronic pain, secondly you MUST have a painkiller, that works for your pain (you may try many different ones until you find the right one, or one's), and thirdly, you must have a sleep aid, diagnosed by a psychiatrist, that helps in sleep, pills that lengthen your sleep, and again you may have to try different ones, before finding the one for you. Stress - it's like my body and mind are allergic to stress, stress comes on, and boom, down for 2 weeks, barely functioning. Toxic People - you MUST remove yourself from relationship's, even if they are your family members, I can not look after anyone but myself, that is our "Job" as disabled people, living with chronic illness, and, or pain. Learn all kinds of ways to save strength, and save energy, which we have little of. I could go into allot, on this topic. Read, and become very knowledgeable about what is wrong with you. Then get rid of these books, and start living completely different, than you have ever lived before, I had to go into hospital, for months, where they put together a team of people, to teach me how to live, how to keep my home, about keeping up my looks, about how other people see or react to us.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Ha ha the cold triggers sorry of my pain, the heat triggers others, scents will trigger my migraines, then I tighten up which causes more neck pain. Doing errands will cause pain, but sitting, standing, or laying in the same position will trigger my pain too. So my answer is everything is a trigger, just some days one thing is worse than another. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and a bunch of other autoimmune disorders really stink.

posted almost 2 years ago
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