Posted by Jack H (184.108.40.206) on May 15, 2000 at 11:44:42:
In Reply to: Why does pain increase when I lay down? posted by Becca on May 15, 2000 at 07:50:07:
...I always have to have my head down, face pointing to the floor, while I pace. Sometimes I'll kneel on the floor with my arms and forehead leaning on the couch. So maybe it's less of a head thing and more about your body being horizontal?? Or maybe it's the head/torso alignment?
As for why I think I pace, I think it's either to distract myself from the pain, or maybe it's an instinctive reaction to try to flee the pain. I don't know if it really makes it less painful, I just know that it's what I have to do and what I always do.
Another explaination I have for pacing is the "Fred Flintstone" theory -- you know when he drops a bowling ball on his foot, he grabs it and hops around frantically on the other foot moaning and screaming in pain? It's just the way humans (prehistoric cartoon or otherwise) react to severe pain.
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