The Beast and the 3 C's

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Posted by Kyle ( on July 21, 2000 at 14:52:06:

Hi everyone!
Don't know how successful this will be in the long term but thought i'd share it with you anyway!
With this cycle of CH I have absolved myself to TRYING to be Cool, Calm and Collected during my "dance with the devil" I know it sounds like an impossibility, but so far i have had some success with it, at least if nothing else, not escalating the pain to the point of totally unbearable!

My last cycles, i would scream, kick, punch, smack, bang anything - including myself - to try and "scare" the pain away - it only seemed to infuriate it even further! This cycle, While pacing with an ice pack slammed against my head, i take only deep breaths and try not to yell out or cry or scream!!! Believe it or not, since trying this, it seems as though i have knocked the pain level down a notch or two during an attack!

As i said - don't know if it will last in the long term, but for now (5 weeks into cycle) it has seemed to be helpful!! It sounds impossible to do but in my case it has been a success so far!!

Good Luck with anything you try!! Relief is a word that takes on a whole new meaning during a visit from the beast!! I wish you all well! God Bless!

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