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  • #204015
    Rainbow
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    Dear members,

    I am suffering chronic pain from three years. I am getting really scared now. I ve had migraines and allergic wheezing for ten years.

    I assume the pain could be due to chronic stress and also the health conditions I already have.

    I am working really hard wrt my obsessive thoughts, depression, giving up processed food, yoga, meditation.

    I am just 31. Having a terrible day today. All my peers are married, happy and have a job. How did my life turn out this way? I hope things get better for me.

    Please let me know any suggestions for inflammation/chronic pain. I am planning to take turmeric tablets and probiotics.

    #204025
    anita
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    Dear Rainbow:

    Maybe you are experiencing pain because someone presently in your life is hurting you. Maybe a parent that you are still living with. Is it the case?

    anita

    #204167
    Rainbow
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    Anita,I ve kind of moved past that phase but yeah you are right. It stemmed from a dysfunctional family. I am recognising the need to be assertive. 15 years of picking up some habits, now I am working very hard to reverse them.

    I am fanatically working on positive thinking. I want some good material on CBT.

    I am just so annoyed I got myself to this point. I won’t give up though. I’ll keep trying.

    #204197
    anita
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    Dear Rainbow:

    If you are living presently with your dysfunctional family, and their behavior is similar or the same as it has been in the past, it may take moving away from them, not living with them (however against social norms in your country) so that you can heal.

    anita

    #204259
    Rainbow
    Participant

    Social norms! Sigh! What stood in my way for several years.

    It’s better now Anita. It’s the belief system that I have to let go. I am standing in my own way.

    I have made huge progress in the last few years. I am proud of myself. To be honest when I see my friends so happy, I feel what mistake have I done. I worked so hard. I read so much self help books but look at me, with obsessive and depressive thoughts now. What the hell was i actually doing. Wellย  I’ll keep reminding myself of how much I have changed for the better.

    I wish I atleast enjoyed myself in my 20’s. I can’t think of what I did to be facing so many obstacles in my life. My shitty karma has come to the fore probably. I am just praying and praying and praying.

    #204267
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Rainbow:

    It is a good thing, that you worked so hard and made huge progress. Huge progress is a very good thing, a .. huge thing, really.

    What is the work in front of you now, specifically, other than praying?

    anita

    #204273
    Rainbow
    Participant

    Lol

    Because of this pain, I am so scared to get back to a job. I have 8 years of work experience. I did pretty well and fullfilled some career aspirations that I had. Last year around this time I resigned. My father passed away. My sister got married. There was some house repair/shifting etc. The next three months I applied to aa basi yoga teacher course. I volunteered as a yoga teacher for some months at a weekend rehabilitation home for adolescent girls with slight epilepsy. During this year, I have had bouts of depression due to various stuff including this pain. I ve given many interviews which haven’t got through/I have not accepted due to some reasons.

    So yeah now I am scared to apply due to my pain/depression.

    I know it is the stress. I am meditating, yoga, helping around the house everyday. I try to study for my job interviews but I find it tough to maintain focus..

    Basically my mental health and physical health is getting unpredictable by the day.

    I just want to give myself a couple of more months time and develop a proper routine.

    I have kind of stopped eating at.night, stopped sugars and so on. Maintaining this discipline is a little tough. I just hope the universe rewards me..pls pls pls. I need a break.

    #204277
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Rainbow:

    I hope you give yourself the break that you need. Be gentle with yourself, be patient. And when you feel that you have been so very patient and can’t be patient anymore… practice more patience.

    anita

    #204283
    Rainbow
    Participant

    Thank you Anita.. I needed to read that now.

    Lots of hugs to you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a beautiful day

    #204287
    anita
    Participant

    Dear Rainbow:

    You are welcome and thank you for the sentiment and good wish. I too wish you well and I will be glad to read from you anytime.

    anita

    #387396
    Neha112
    Participant

    Dear Rainbow,

    A few years back I was also in the same boat, but one of my friends suggested me to go for Acupuncture. And this Chinese Medicine treatment was really a great thing for me. I remember I had gone through 3 sittings when I was back in London.

    I would really recommend you to research for it & consult your GP for considering this wonderful treatment. Still, if you feel that you need some more information, please have a look at this article: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/acupuncture-pain-killer

    #387847
    bakait
    Participant

    i had similar problem, then i visited ENT doc, he priscribed some mucus thinner meds that relieved my migraine.

    #388850
    Ruth Renate
    Participant

    Rainbow,

    I also deal with chronic migraine. It’s hardly fair. There’s a book called The Migraine Brain that is very useful. Very practical and grounded in science, merging modern medicine with complimentary medicine. https://www.amazon.com/Migraine-Brain-Breakthrough-Headaches-Better/dp/1439150354

    I have also been diagnosed with PTSD, GAD, and MDD. So yeah, I get it but, I found that a blend of modern and spiritual approaches work best. Together they are stronger than apart. Anyway, I hope you find relief soon.

    Oh, and before I forget, you may find this helpful too. https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/

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