Posted by sailpappy (188.8.131.52) on May 14, 2000 at 21:03:58:
I'll probably get slammed for this one but I just can't sit here Idle any longer, I've been "Severe Chronic" for soooooo long now that I guess I have developed some bizzare self control devices within myself, I see a lot of episodic and chronic sufferes here constantly doing the same self pity and anger trip.
Pain is pain and it affects us all in very similar manners so I feel comfortable saying that if you stop looking for outside abortives and re-examine your own life style you might find that a little self control goes a long way toward dealing logicly with the constant pain.
If you take pain meds you will never be pain free as your mind set will keep you in need of that outside fix. I've been there and I know how hard it was to stop justifing my own addiction and use alternitive methods to deal with it. I never have less than 3 attacks a day and more often 7 to 10 a day. so I really know what pain can do if you allow your mind to feel it must have some escape other than what your own self control can deal up.
I've seen a lot of talk about different drug's here and drinking alcohol and smokling seem common place, it takes a lot of inner drive to walk away from those vices and deal with the pain on a holistic level.
It took 6 to 8 months after I quit the pain meds to see that it was working at all.
This board is a god sent blessing as it gives us a place to share our commonality and vent. I haven't seen any miracles in the way of magic wands that mysteriously end a life time ailment like this. 32 years and still cooking! so Please Exercize a little self control and see if that doesn't help as much as anything else has without the repercutions that occur with the drugs and alcohol, the life you save might very well be your own! Sailpappy
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