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How Do You Cope With Being In Pain 24/7?

How Do You Cope With Being In Pain 24/7?

I need help to deal with my condition.I don't mean with medicines,I mean how to deal with it emotionally and how to cope with it everyday.Do you see therapists,councillors,have treatments,go to group meetings?I need to find a way of managing my feelings of anger,depression,loneliness etc in a healthy way.I can't go on like this where I'll end up bringing everyone down with me.

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I know this feeling well. I have no answer. I get mad at the neuro I’ve been going to for 6 years -cannot seem to get it through THICK, OVEREDUCATED SKULL~ that I don’t HAVE episodes... same one for six years. Don’t give me the stupid calendars to fill out,, i’m Just gonna wait until the day before and mark 9.5,9.5,9.5, in everyday-never 10 because we all know never to go to the ER.
I’m sorry , hun- but I feel you.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

@A MyMigraineTeam Member, Looks like most of these posts are old, but I still enjoy reading other's opinions. I liked what you said especially. I went to behavioral cognitive therapy five years ago and learned more about mindful meditation and what you said reminds me of what my behavioral therapist said. I have chronic migraine so I spend 15-26 days in migraine, or it's various stages. I average 8 attacks per month, with only a day or two in between free from head pain. So my attitude is everything! I decided to learn to live within the pain. To stop hating it, because it's a part of and has been since I was 10. Nor do I stress over it anymore because that's a waste of energy, and it only makes it worse. Instead I try to focus on things that bring me joy. Like right now. I've had this migraine for three days. I tried my tricks and nothing is helping. So I gave myself permission to climb back in bed with my dog and drink another cup of coffee. If I can handle the pain, I will. Maybe today will be a pain pill day. Maybe not. But either way, it's still a day worthy of praise. I'm alive. I have a home. I have love. I have a sweet dog. It's the little things that we must appreciate the most. Don't you agree? Have a blessed day!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

@A MyMigraineTeam Member ~ This is a great group, everyone knows what you are going through and there are some great tips and suggestion, take what works for you.
it's important to form your own support system, family and friends, a therapist, a PCP that truly understands your migraines. If your family and friends don't understand, educate them as much as you can. I have known my best friend for over 40 years and just recently spoke with her in depth about my migraines. She had no idea that I suffered as much as I do.
These things won't make your migraines better, but it will help you cope.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I started seeing a therapist 2 months ago. It has really helped me to deal with the feelings that you describe. I have also had some horrible stress this year. My grand daughter that I raised since age 2 is a meth addict, my sister-in-law passed away and I couldn't stay at the memorial service due to an excruciating migraine, and 3 episodes that we thought were strokes sending me to the hospital and finding out that they are Hemiplegic migraine headaches. I take warm baths, use coping skills, deep breathing helps a lot. I will keep on hanging in there and you can too! I'm rooting for you, you can do it!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

This group helps me a lot because on the whole people don't understand unless the suffer them selfs

posted about 4 years ago
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