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dealing with physical pain

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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does anyone have some good advices for dealing with physical pain?
I donīt want to go into detail with my issue but i am on medication already. Pain is in head/face area, neck, arms and back.
Iīm just looking for any nice methods (maybe something homeopathic?) you tried out already and worked well :) Or some stuff your grandma told you! Just anything that may be useful :giggle:

I also need help for sleeping with pain.

Iīm sure you know something! Every advice is helpful :heart:

(and you get a llama if you come up with something good. i noticed that no one does things for free nowadays)
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seems like this thread wonīt die so i have to end it ;) Not because i found a sollution but because itīs getting kinda repetetive. I want to thank everyone for the great (and sometimes weird) advices! Hereīs a list of suggestions for people who have a similar problem (the ones i still remember):

-massages
-warm baths
-new matress/pillows
-meditation
-positive and supportive thinking
-breathing techniques
-desensitization
-yoga/ stretching/ swimming/ sports in general
-animal therapy
-acupuncture
-seeing different doctors like physiotherapists etc.
-weed
-medication
-more medication
-science

Even if i didnīt find a sollution for my problem i was still happy to see how many people came up with great ideas and how many people wanted to help me. Itīs strange because this is the internet so i guess i was lucky that there were almost no jerks :giggle:

Thank you all!

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Aitheos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sorry this isnt first hand but the only stuff i can think of is meditation and massages
i've also heard that animal therapy is very helpful
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i tried meditation and massages already but not animal therapy :)
you said itīs not first hand so i guess you donīt have any experience with it?
because someone suggested it already but i donīt really know how that would work :XD: the stuff iīm reading online sounds all so blurry
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Aitheos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, my mum has chronic pain problems so yes c:
It's generally better if you ask a specialist, they can explain it best
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, at the moment my doctors doubled the dose for my medication so that has to work for now : /
but i love animals and iīll try to get some infos about that stuff!

thank you :)
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Aitheos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! c:
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Panthera--Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
For dealing with the pain, I suggest warm baths. They help me a lot with my muscle cramps and arthritis. Water/swimming in general is pretty good if you have pain from moving around, because the water supports your body.
As for sleeping with pain, I have a featherbed on top of my mattress, which helps a ton. Also, make sure you're warm but not overheated when you sleep. A soft blanket or two in a warm room generally works for me. Memory-foam pillows, layered feather pillows, or one of each help too.
That's coming from an arthritic insomniac 16-year-old, so I don't know if it will help quite as much with your problem, but these methods are pretty much all-purpose.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh you canīt know this but i have a problem with baths and swimming so that sadly isnīt an oportunity for me :( but itīs still a very good advice!

i bought a new matress already but a new pillow is a good idea so iīll probably get one soon :)

i donīt think your age really matters. you have your experience with pain and insomnia so you had good tips :3 thank you!
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Panthera--Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Hope you feel better.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :) same to you
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
pot? :D
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol yeah someone suggested that already :XD:
but iīm like.... super intolerant with pot >__< (backstory with drugs bla bla)
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
well, thats a shame
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true :XD:
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HorrificSensation Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
fuck yeah!
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skullwarrior13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol :rofl:
you made my day
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TheNecco Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
is your pain from muscles... neurological damage... burns..?
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
itīs neurological damage in combination with physical damage (sorry, my english is pretty bad. i want to say: my nerves and my bones/muscles are damaged). i had an accident
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TheNecco Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Have you done physical therapy?

Someone very close to me had a similar accident, was told he would never walk again, but he does after intense physical therapy, that was a few years ago now but still suffers from 'chronic pain'. :/ Sadly, there's nothing you can do about it, it's an issue with nerves misfiring

If you're doing really bad, get a heat blanket or warm compress, it can help a lot with pressure and pain, do it every night before bed
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
iīm going to a physical therapy already but sadly itīs very very painful and only shows little effect : /
oh, itīs sad to hear that. well, iīm on very strong pain meds at the moment but i canīt take them all the time so i guess i just have to live with that pain. best wishes to your friend/whoever it is!

thank you for your advice :)
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TheNecco Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, physical therapy is painful, but for example, the close friend is one of 3 people with the same condition in europe. He worked until he was puking from exhaustion in therapy and he can walk now. Another didn't work as hard and she is permanently in the hospital (mostly because she continued with the doc's experimental radiation treatment...), and the 3rd never tried and is crippled.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see, hm.....
well, i knew i would continue my therapy and i actually started doing some easy yoga for disabled people. my current doctor sady decided to increase the dose for my medication so iīm like a zombie at the moment :(
your example is very good though and iīll keep that in mind. what medical condition is it?
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TheNecco Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Broken disks in 2 places with nerve damage. The fluid in the spine was disrupted, and if it stops it means you're crippled. So when the fluid flow is low, there's a lot of pain and stiffness

i wish you a ton of luck with your recovery, hopefully you will be able to make a full recovery with time. Pain killers never seem to work, they just dull the pain, or completely make you numb to everything :(
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh thatīs actually something similar i have... iīll keep the examples you told me about in mind. i hope that will motivate me!

thank you very much :)
my doctor said that a full recovery isnīt possible but small changes are so iīll try to work on that. and youīre right about the painkillers, theyīre no fun :(
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PoultryChamp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure if anyone has recommended it yet, but have you tried animal therapy? It may lower stress levels and therefore your pain level.

What about mindfulness exercises?
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hm....... animal therapy wasnīt suggested yet. iīm not exactly sure how i should get that but iīll google a little :)
thanks!
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DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Homeopathic substances do not contain a single atom of medicine. You might es well drink water.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you may wonīt believe me but i already had small success with homeopathic medicine :) just tiny things of course. but that stuff calmed my stomach for example.
at the moment iīm taking tons of REAL medicine, thatīs why i donīt want to take more of it.
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DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No you didn't :lol:
You are connecting 2 things that aren't connected. If I hit myself in the head and the next day I win the lottery, the act of hitting myself in the head didn't do it. You took a sugar pill with nothing in it, your stomach just so happened to calm down. That had nothing to do with the sugar pill.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude, itīs a mind thing. if i lick a stone and believe "this heals me now" it heals me. and if i believe in homeopathic medicine because i feel better when my brain tells me "oh this is magic" then it works for me. you have no idea what kind of pain iīm in for the past 5 years now and if those fucking hippie pills help me then they help me.

do you also go to religious people and say "LOL there is no god your prayers go to nowhere" ?
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DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's pointless to buy and take pills that do nothing.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
itīs pointless to go to people who believe in things and try to shove your own opinion down their throat online.

is taking sugar pills really pointless if it helps me? if that is your opinion thatīs fine but youīre not the person who has to deal with chronic pain like me.
imagine your grandma would be deadly ill but she loved watching a certain tv show because she says it gives her power and makes her feel good. would you switch off the tv and say "thatīs pointless" just because itīs a fact that tv doesnīt change her medical condition?
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DarkSilverflame Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not an opinion, it's scientific fact. That's the point of science. Things are the way they are independent of people's opinion.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude, whatīs your problem? :XD: i mean really.
i try to argue with you on an emotional base so you may be able to understand my feelings that i seriously take anything that seems to help me no matter if itīs a scientific fact of not. may youīve just never been in that situation that you wake up in the morning and want to die because your body hurts like hell.

oh and itīs a scientific fact that a strong believe can numb pain. studies showed that placebos work. FACT.
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Caettyri Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Have you considered natural methods? Sometimes medications only "mask" pain and don't really relieve it. I would suggest a deep tissue massage (depending on the condition, not so much if it's too painful), or perhaps acupuncture? I'm not a health physician, but you could consult a doctor about more "healthier" choices about relieving pain.
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i try i try <: )
well, i tried massages and acupuncture, homeopathic medication and so on. it never really helped me, sadly. i absolutely agree with you. the many pills iīm taking right now canīt be healthy in any kind of way. but at the moment, theyīre the only thing that helps me :(
many people suggested to become more active and do yoga but i can barely move at the moment
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Caettyri Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you mind if I private message you? Perhaps we can talk more in private so I can give you more advice, if need be. :)
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :)
you mean sending me a note?
(i have to sleep now though. i will answer you tomorrow!)
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Caettyri Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, no problem :)
Sleep well, i hope you feel better tomorrow. :hug:
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Eleven013 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! :iconohnoesplz:

My mother suffered from rheumatism (or whatever it's called). She started taking a teaspoon of dried ginger powder and mixed it with some water/juice and drank it. Every morning. She's done it for some years now, and her pain is totally gone.

She's also been to a physiotherapist, and it worked too...

I'm sorry, I don't know anything else about it!
I'd recommend anything if I knew it worked: Meditation, music, walks in the forest, vibration (cats use it... heard its healthy for people as well) magnetism (idk, some people use it), sports, yoga, warmth, magic stones...
If I hear anything else, I'll contact you (and you don't have to send me a llama if you don't want to...!)

And sorry I've been so busy and not kept my promises about skype and then getting you hopes a little higher before crashing them hard on the ground and jumping on them by not having any time anyway and being neglecting and everything. I was all like "Yay, I've got a new friend :D" and then I've hadly been friendly myself... I'm so sorry!
And I hope you get better soon! Thousands of good thoughts from here!
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that really worked? hm. my pain isnīt really caused by rheumatism but trying canīt be wrong^^
i saw a physiotherapist already but it had no effects <:3

aw thank you, thatīs kind! many people suggested meditation, yoga and so on already but i canīt move much so itīs not easy for me. but i want to try to get a little more flexible^^

oh itīs okay. iīm kinda used to that and you didnīt really.... crush my feelings or something :XD: you were friendly and if you didnīt have time itīs not your fault!

thank you :)
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Eleven013 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it worked, and it can't really do any harm - it's just ginger, after all ^^ and sad about the physiotherapist....

And, well, I don't know if any of it works ^^;

That what I'm talking about! People shouldn't be "used" to stuff like that!!! Why can't the world just be perfect and full of fearies and without environmental problems? But it's nice if you think I'm friendly anyway... You're a really nice person.

And you're welcome ^^
And thanks for the llama, though I told you not to..! ;p
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep, gonna try that out! another person said stuff about food affecting the feeling of pain and i never really thought about that.... gonna try it all out :) little things are already a success

well, if youīre not friendly then youīre very good at hiding it. i tihnk youīre a very nice person and i still want to talk to you^^


and iīm oprah! you get a llama! and you get a llama! and you! and you get a llama! :iconoprahplz:
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Eleven013 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(I'm nearly sleeping, so this is gonna be gibberish)
But yeah, it definatly matters what you eat - it is, after all, what your body is made of... And success is good ^^

And thank you, I think you're a nice person too! I don't know why, 'cause it's been a loooooong time since people weren't really nice to me, but I'm always surprised by people's kindness and it makes me so happy ^.^

The last comment made me laugh - you're funny as well :meow: (or "as hell", if you like... I don't often swear, but I like playing with words ^^)
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
iīm online every evening so if you want to talk... you can :XD:
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Eleven013 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, great ^^
and sorry for the late answer, it seems like I get less and less time...
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DeBegotten Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thatīs okay! really ;)
itīs not your fault i have no job XD
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Massotheropy and reflexology have done wonders for me and my sister for ever.
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