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How to Not Freak out During a Flare

How to Not Freak out During a Flare

It’s. Just. A. Flare.

Four little words that pack a lot of power for me, because they instantly put the brakes on an impending panic attack.

This wasn’t always the case. Used to be that when I’d have a flare-up of my pelvic pain symptoms, it would devastate me sending me into a panic-filled dark hole. But after some good communication with my PT, and frankly, getting to the other side of a handful of nasty flares, I had an epiphany, one that changed the course of my recovery.

My hope is that by sharing what I’ve learned about flares, I can help others who are on the roller coaster ride of pelvic pain healing. So here goes.

As anyone who has gone through the treatment process for pelvic pain can attest to, it’s a long, and oftentimes, complicated journey. There is no pill, surgery, set number of PT sessions, or any other secret sauce that will get you better. What does get you better is a “multidisciplinary treatment approach.” Basically, what this means is that you have to first assemble the right team of medical providers. Then you yourself have to be an active member of that team. Throw in a heaping dose of persistence and patience, and that’s how you heal from pelvic pain.

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