Hello endo ladies,
Last night I laid in bed with my new back pain and because I had taken no pain relief (I know, stubborn... But I want to know about this pain before I mask it) I decided to try out the mindfulness techniques I had read about and used for anxiety on pain instead and I was so surprised to see that it was noticeably effective.
I laid there and instead of trying NOT to think about the pain I focused on it.
Not in a defiant angry way but in a zen like curious way.
I was laying in bed and sleepy so I was feeling more relaxed than if I tried this in the day... I focused my attention on my body, the on my lower back so I could really start to describe the actual sensations out loud to my boyfriend.
I said that the pain felt heavy..... Like my lower back was being pulled downwards because it was either made of or attached to heavy rock.... The area felt pull and dense and heavy whereas my front felt unusually empty.
As I noticed these things I felt less scared or threatened by the pain and the level of pain seemed less which i was pleased and emotionally surprised by.
Anyway I wanted to share as this may be useful to those who have not tried it...
I would not recommend it instead of medical/traditional pain relief but complimentary to it but it does seem to be effective alone against mild to moderate dull pain for me.
All the best and thank you all for the comments on my last post.
It helped to feel less alone x