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Does pain aggravate you?

audrinaa

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I have to write this, I have been in some really bad pain in back for the last couple of weeks. I went to the hospital, which I hate doing, and they told me that sciatica nerve was inflamed and gave me antibiotics and muscle relaxers for the pain. I hate to take any kind of medication and only take them when I really have to. Therefore I am still in a quite a bit of pain, and I guess it is my blood pressure maybe. I get mad at my body for hurting so bad, call me crazy, but it just hurts too much to even walk and it doesn't even feel like the medication is working. Does anyone else get mad at their body for making you feel so bad, or is that just me?
 

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Yeah, sometimes I do get worked up for things like this but it's not the wisest thing to do. You and I have to understand that everybody has dealt with pain in their lives in some ways or another and most of them pulled through, pain is temporary but the damage you will do to yourself by being negative about it is permanent. Try the medication that your doctor gave you whether you like it or not, absorb all the pain now so you can live and be more relaxed in the future.
 

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Pain doesn't actually aggravate me. I don't feel angry when I hurt. I just feel miserable. I just feel not 100% myself. Pain, for me, takes away something from my existence. The presence of pain makes it seem like part of me is not all there. It's somewhere tangled up with the pain. To feel whole, I have to be without pain. However, looking at it from an objective viewpoint, it's pain that makes me realize what it's like not to have pain. If I totally don't suffer from pain, I would begin to forget how good it's like to not have pain.
 

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I just hate pain. Physical, mental all pain. I get mad at my body for hurting the way that days, wondering why everything I am trying to do to make it go away, isn't working. I am tired of being the one at home that doesn't go out and do things like I used to when I was younger. I am only 32 but I feel 82,
 

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I can deal with some chronic pain but I hate pain past a certain level. I start clenching my teeth until my jaws hurt. I just take on Motrin when I'm in pain unless it's cramps then it's two at a time. Though, I do try to figure out if their is an external cause to my pain that I can avoid. Like when I have cramps, I have to avoid sugar and caffeine even though I crave it.
 

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Yeah, I do when I have pain in my body randomly. I wake up sometimes and for some reason my forearm is in deep pain. I have to take pain pills to make that pain go away, I don't even be sleeping on my arms, but sometimes they just start hurting, and it's really irritating.


Sometimes my thigh will start throbbing and I don't know why, the pain is bad, but not so bad that I need to go to the doctor, but it does keep me up. I think that it has something to do with how the body is just working.
 

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Pain doesn't make me that mad though occasionally when I have something planned but can't because of pain, I do get angry. Anger however can make things even worse because in addition to the pain you already have since you can't do nothing about the pain you'll have lots of negative thoughts in your mind and next you'll probably start hating your life and it's a slippery slope you'll be on then. My advice? Take your pain medication, if it doesn't work, switch . . . use different pain relief meds.
 

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It usually depends on my mood at the time. If it's a good day then it wouldn't affect me much and I can deal with it. I've had bad days however when is just get so worked up that I would snap at literally anyone who came near me. So for me, it's relative.
 

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I wouldn't want to get mad at my own body because it's the only one I have, but yes, I can understand how you feel. I'm always in a bad shape whenever I have my monthly period and I hate the fact that it limits what I can do. However, it's something that I have to live with so I just make the best of it by sleeping and resting when it's impossible to do anything else.
 
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I haven't been through something like this before... Iuckily I have always been a relatively healthy person. But one of my bests friends gets sick really easily, and since we're both in college the pressure is always there because sometimes she needs to miss one class because of all the pain and yes, there have been a lot of times when she gets mad over it... but I think that it has to do more with frustration.
 

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All the time. To be in pain causes me a lot of anxiety. I get angry with myself if I can't do something that I want to because I am in pain. The more it hurts the more worked up I become. Of course then I always begin thinking the worse. Thinking that it might be something more serious then what it is and that just adds to the anxiety.
 

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My health problems don't tend to focus on pain, but otherwise I do get angry and frustrated that my body doesn't always function properly. Like I get upset and jealous of people who can eat whatever they want without it upsetting their stomach, they don't have to plan their food around whether they'll be going out. Overall I wish I could go back to just not thinking about my health so much, because most people don't and they're completely fine. But if you feel like there is always something wrong with you or can be something wrong with you if you do or eat the wrong thing, it's very hard to not think about it all the time.
 

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I don't get angry with my body but I wouldn't say that like pain. I think that it can really affect us negatively but it is normally short term and once we get better we forget we ever went through it. I think you just have to hold in there and wait for your pain to go away.
 

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You should really see your doctor for any health problems that you may have, but there are always alternative therapies available. Once you know exactly what is wrong with you, you can google natural remedies for your condition. We are finding out more and more each day about certain foods that can help to remedy illnesses, and sometimes even reverse them.


Eating certain foods are not going to have any effect on the medication that we are taking at all, but I do recommend talking with your doctor first to see if the foods you plan to eat will not interact in a negative way with your medication.


Don't get mad at your body @audrinaa, it is giving you pain because it is talking to you. It is saying that something is wrong and it is saying 'heal me, I need help! Your body is not feeling well, detach yourself from it and see it as a different entity. Then feel sorry for it and give it the sympathy it needs. Would you get mad with your little puppy for crying in pain? Of course, you wouldn't. So don't get mad at your body when it tells you it's in pain. Instead, love it as you would a little pup and give it the sympathy and help it needs.
 

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It does but then again you should take care not to hurt others if you're in pain. It's really hard to avoid getting aggravated if you feel that there's something wrong in your body. People should also learn how to understand your situation. I guess the best solution to this is to make sure your pain is treated properly.
 

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I understand what you feel, I also get annoyed when I experience any sort of discomfort in my body, like even getting a painful bite from a red ant sets me off cursing loudly, so how much more if I get a more painful and serious body injury, right? I have a low tolerance for pain in general, and I can be whining like a kid when I'm in some sort of deep pain. 
 

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Yes, I get very mad at my body when a strange pain or symptom just shows up out of nowhere.  Yet, when it comes to pain, I am surprisingly strong - I can endure a lot of pain, it's just the worry behind the pain that gets me upset.  The pain itself, I can handle that. It's usually nothing 1/2 of an Ibuprofen can't handle. But I always want to know why I have the pain.  Is it a symptom of something serious?  Could it be the first sign of an underlying cancer?  That's the way my mind responds to pain.  And then comes the research....endless hours of Googling the pain, and what it could mean, and reading other people's stories describing that particular pain and how it turned out to be cancer, or even if it turned out to be nothing at all.  I'm never quite sure if I'm trying to reassure myself that it's nothing, or trying to find a scary answer that will make me believe my health is in big trouble.


The sad fact behind the whole thing is this:  Most likely, the pain itself is actually being caused by anxiety in the first place.  And then we get anxious about the pain, and the anxiety causes the pain to continue, like an endless cycle.  The only thing that usually ends the cycle is getting it checked out, like you did.  Sometimes I can even put an end to it if I get enough people to convince me that there's nothing wrong, but most of the time, I either go to a regular M.D. (one time I even frantically ended up at Urgent Care,) or I simply call my psychiatrist or wait until my next appointment with him.  If I can last that long.  :rolleyes: :wacko:
 

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Tooth pain and kidneystones can be the worst.  However, other types of pain are usually bearable.  Note, as far as women are concerned, you can also add child birth to the list.  Finally, who knows the types of pain soldiers endure from battle wounds.


I suppose having extreme pain is just part of being human, so we have to deal with it as maturely as possible.
 

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I had a bad case of stomach ache after breakfast.  By lunch time the pain increased and I started to worry. What if there is a rupture in my intestine? That's how I felt. In fact I had lunch at 2 pm since I had no appetite.  It's a good thing that there was a diversion of my focus when we went shopping in the afternoon.  That tummy pain really ruined my day.
 

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No, it's definitely not just you. I've had chronic pain all of my life, and of course it's worsened as I've gotten older. Since I've had it all of my life, I know of many others who also have it, and you're not alone. Speaking just for myself, I sometimes feel as if my body has betrayed me. I have limitations in addition to and in some cases relating to the chronic pain, and it's pretty clear that those issues have had a major impact on my life. I find myself getting very aggravated not only at my pain, but at other things because of the pain. This is one reason I tend to isolate from others, because I don't want them to have to be exposed to my attitude on my really rough days. Most who know me well know that if they don't see me, I'm going through a rough patch, and that when things are better, I'll be back around to see how they're doing, and spend some with them. 
 
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