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Distraction from chronic pain

HopeFaith2816
HopeFaith2816
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Do you find distraction helpful to refocus away from the pain

What hobbies or activities do you do to help distract you away from the chronic pain ?

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hippolove1

Distraction is the BEST for chronic pain,depression and etc I go straight to comedians who really make me laugh to the point of crying and laughing at the same time.My very favorite is Katt Williams. I laugh and cry so hard..Ive been asked if Im ok.

I also like to distract myself from all my med stuff with making others laugh.It usually works.

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HopeFaith2816

Laughing is one of the best medicines right. I’ve recently found a breast lump and waiting to get a mammogram. I was totally cool with it yesterday but my anxieties are overwhelming today. Like I think the worse and my fear is leaving my kids who are

Only 6

& 4.

I like sketching & swimming in a warm pool. Playing with my girls. Comedy is great I love laughing too or watching a fab movie xx

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hippolove1

Been in ur spot several times and the thing that freaked me out the most..was ME and my own brain..waiting for the test and the results.

Go to the silly.... ID be sketching something super funny in a swimming pool..maybe u can get ur kids onboard to see what they come up with too.Then make sure to take those pics they drew or colored with ya for distraction, and u can focus on the pics.

Some funny movies I go to... What about bob....Step Brothers....ELF.... All the Hangover movies.

Bring some music also with ya..good for distraction n calming.

Sending a hug ur way and we r all here if ya need us.

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HopeFaith2816

Have u had a breast lump before ? Yes our brains catastrophes everything blinking nightmare!

Haha u are so

Funny I will try that!

Music

Is my thing defo xx

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Konagirl60

Hope...while you’re waiting for your mammogram try a product called Pascoflaire. It’s passionflower and it’s a natural anti-anxiety. It works!

I had a lump 22 years after having my son and breastfeeding him for 14 months. It was old crystallized milk!

Good luck. Keep us posted. 🙏🏻

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guitara69

Yeah it knocks you in your butt! Lol

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HopeFaith2816

Ah interesting Thankyou :) I will have to try that supplement 💓 I breast fed both of mine so could be this too maybe scan

On Tuesday less anxious at the mo. Living for the now and just going swimming and jacuzzi for relaxation x

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guitara69

Sorry you’re going through this. I’ve been there too but mine were fibrous something’s and I had lots of cysts i know yours are lumps but I’m praying fir you and I care ! Movies lots of Xmas stupid movies love it !!

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HopeFaith2816

Yes defo :) have you seen Christmas chronicals a film with Kurt Russell and goldie horn came out last year really good xx

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guitara69

No. I’ll look it up thanks

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lara1953

I have taken up crocheting. I started off doing cushion covers and progressed to teddy bears and clothes. I am now crocheting pom pom hats as extra xmas presents for family and friends, I've done 25 so far! It really helps with the pain. I learnt how to do it by following YouTube tutorials

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HopeFaith2816

Wow that sounds so creative xx

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Nyssa2020

I do activities that require my undivided attention. I started painting my nails almost daily because when I’m focused on that, I have to push everything else out.

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HopeFaith2816

Such a good idea to give yourself self care xx

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Pat9

for me knitting and crochet I have loved arts and crafts all my life but now in older age and in a lot of pain with my spine it takes my mind off the pain and helps me relax :0

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HopeFaith2816
HopeFaith2816
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Lovely xx

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RedfoxMorse

I had three back surgeries that didn’t really help with the pain in my spine after some osteoporotic fractures occurred. Two years ago I was becoming a lounge lizard,so decided to get a dog! I’d never had one before. However not only has he become my best friend who I talk constantly to,he also gets me up and out walking nearly everyday! He is a huge deterrent for me to think about something other than my chronic pain.

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HopeFaith2816

Such a good excuse for gentle walking and with some one who can provide unconditional love ❤️

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Longsider

Hi there, I find reading helpful also I listen to my DVD on chronic pain where I let my mind wander .

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HopeFaith2816

I bet that is relaxing 😌

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Soxie

Hi I was in pain 24/7 until I discovered Colouring for Adults (you might have seen the books around and about) . When pain strikes to the level that is unbearable, my colouring books help. My concentration is so intent as I have arthritic hands and it can be difficult at times to hold the pencils and keep within the lines.

I hope this will help a little it helps me.

Keep happy and think positive. Hugs ( not to tight in case it hurts) coming your way.

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HopeFaith2816

Yes I love colouring in I need to invest in some adult colouring books xx Thankyou gentle hugs back x

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Christinecove

Well I try I really do during the day I try to occupy my mind but it’s really hard, I try to go out each day for a short walk on my sticks, even if it’s to the corner and back it’s something but the nerve pain and stiffness is so difficult

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HopeFaith2816

I bet it is does heat or cold therapy help u x

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Christinecove

The cold more than heat as I use the Biofreeze gel through the day and then I use the Biofreeze spray through the night

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Konagirl60

I live with severe neuropathy. When I’m bed ridden the only thing that distracts me is singing and listening to music lying down. I watch YouTube videos. I also read good novels.

I sit in pain. I can’t paint, colour, knit and such.

I hope you find a good distraction.

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HopeFaith2816

Music therapy is awesome I love red hot chilli peppers x

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guitara69

Netflix searching holiday trips I’ll never go on but it excites me gives me hope. Shopping on rose gal in FB group where people post pics of their stuff. The Xmas dresses are pretty or very awful but always fun. Going to coffee shop watching people going to book store seeing what’s trending. Snap chatting with some guy ive never met but became online friends from another country he’s very fun been 4 years !! He’s cute !! It’s clean lol !!

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HopeFaith2816

Excellent that’s the good thing about social media ❤️

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