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Originally posted by Pellevoisin
I can't suggest anything along the lines of a meditation or visualisation process, but I do believe that Bromelain (derived from pineapple) is very good for pain. Are you at all interested in some of the herbal and homeopathic possibilities for coping with pain?
Originally posted by wx4caster
when i was young i had to deal with... lets just say, an overly discipinative father...
i learned early that pain is relative and mostly mental. i know that sounds cold, please bear with me.
pain is the body telling you that something is wrong and you need to pay attention to where it hurts and fix it. basically. pain medicine numbs the symptom (the pain) and not the cause. meditation also does this, and that is how i dealt with it and it is a neat trick that has helped me in life.
fisrt set down, and purposfully, and objectively AKNOWLEDGE the pain. as in set in a relaxed and comfy as possible spot, and close your eyes, and seriously try to focus on where it hurts, how it hurts, and the very details of the feeling, and once you haev done this, relax and breathe in normal regulated breaths, and try to visualise and feel the pain subside.
this has worked for me, and that doesnt necesarily mean it will for you, but it might.
also, try to find out what the cause of the pain is and get treatment for that, not just the pain. i am not 2 well informed of your condition, and i am not a doctor by any means, just my personal humble advice
good luck cause pain sucks
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
I actively promote and enhance the pain so much that it overwhelms my mind whilst I actively brainwash myself that I actually enjoy this feeling...eventually the bodies natural mechanism kick in and the massive adrenalin dump [I feel it as an explosion of lightheadedness but through out my whole body starting just above each kidney] and it takes just seconds to effectively numb any residual pain that exists below the recalibrated threshold of physical sensation!
Originally posted by seataka
And a tip for anyone taking opiates.. that path always leads to more opiates, unless you only treat pain and do NOT try to eradicate all the pain. When I first started pain meds, I tried to get rid of all the pain and found the dosages increasing every few months. Now I do two things.. I just take enough to take the edge off my pain, so i can think about other things... writing this post, doing laundry, working... and if I ever reach for a pain med because of craving rather than pain, and you do know the difference, I take a bit of lithium orotate. see beyond-a-century.com - I have found that a wee bit of lithium stops craving in its tracks... only reach for your pain meds when you are having trouble functioning or concentrating in daily activities, e.g. when the pain gets too loud to think.
[edit on 11-10-2009 by seataka]