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PAgirl

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Day 1 Jul 18, 2019

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  • My Story

    My recognizing that something needed addressed with my view of myself happened about 2 years ago. And Ive been working on it but it's a slow process and although I had a wonderful therapist who had helped me tremendously- I wasn't able to afford talking to her daily or weekly even. It was an every once in a while session. However, the work she did with me really helped me to see how much our thinking effects our happiness....So Fast fwd.. about 6 months ago I was painting our house on a marathon project to finish it all in a couple of days while my husband was out of town. And my back was tight/ spasaming some afterwards. A couple of weeks go by and it gets worse, I have a cleaning business and i started to give all of the work away bc the pain was getting worse ( my shoulder just started as i type this) I had already been going to the chiropractor all along but my trips were only a few days apart at this point. He did a new XRAY and my tailbone was tilted and rotated quite a bit. I was a little scared to see it ... and the only thing i could figure was i had fallen about a year before and all on one side of my butt, so i must have injured it then, and it was the overhead painting a year later that really aggravated it and caused the pain. My chiro agreed that physical therapy was a good idea bc my muscles were so tight and some were very pronounced while others were weak. I begin physical therapy and started taking it really easy... sitting was the absolute worse thing. i could stand, walk, but to sit or bend was very painful. I attributed the pain to the painting project. The therapist confirmed the reason for my pain. I am hyper-mobile and my ligaments don't give me the needed support so my spine was being compressed, after a month of therapy she recommended a specialist, MRI, more xrays, I started down this path and then woke up with vertigo one morning. This led to more therapy, tests, even wound up in the hospital bc I could't walk and was blacking out after a phycial therapy session to address the vertigo.. the vertigo lasted about 3 weeks! However my back was feeling much better... strange I thought bc all I'm doing is sitting!! Which I couldn't do at all before with my back pain, but with the vertigo laying down is what really irritated it. And of course just walking or moving at all.. So all of the physical therapy I had done for my back issues I was unable to do w the vertigo, like walking and stretches. These all caused the vertigo to be worse. But still.. so weird that my back is fine now, I thought. Then a really strange thing happened... My sis in law had just been telling me about TMS and her journaling and I was so happy for her bc she had been a mess for about 4 years.. but she said " I think this could all be stress related for you too" ... Our family had been under a lot of stress lately.... I talked to my husband about something that had me feeling stressed and we made a family decision to change our commitment to this situation. That day I felt like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders... The next day the vertigo was better... and then gone.. and then back.. As the weeks went by I would notice that any stressfull event/conversation and it was coming back almost instantly. The words of my sis in law rang in my head.. maybe stress is causing the vertigo... maybe it was causing the back pain?? I thought about this concept for about a month as I noticed pain come and go with what I was facing at the moment.. then I finally asked her where to go for more info... last week i started reading and believing. I have already experienced 2 mini breakdowns,some very strong realizations about what the voices in my head are constantly telling me and at the same time twinges of empowerment .. i too will be a success story one day
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  • My Story

    Gender:
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    Introduction:
    I had back pain that lead to vertigo that lasted for about 3 months and when I changed a really stressful circumstance it all vanished immediately. This sent me on a trek to find out what was really going on with my pain.
    My recognizing that something needed addressed with my view of myself happened about 2 years ago. And Ive been working on it but it's a slow process and although I had a wonderful therapist who had helped me tremendously- I wasn't able to afford talking to her daily or weekly even. It was an every once in a while session. However, the work she did with me really helped me to see how much our thinking effects our happiness....So Fast fwd.. about 6 months ago I was painting our house on a marathon project to finish it all in a couple of days while my husband was out of town. And my back was tight/ spasaming some afterwards. A couple of weeks go by and it gets worse, I have a cleaning business and i started to give all of the work away bc the pain was getting worse ( my shoulder just started as i type this) I had already been going to the chiropractor all along but my trips were only a few days apart at this point. He did a new XRAY and my tailbone was tilted and rotated quite a bit. I was a little scared to see it ... and the only thing i could figure was i had fallen about a year before and all on one side of my butt, so i must have injured it then, and it was the overhead painting a year later that really aggravated it and caused the pain. My chiro agreed that physical therapy was a good idea bc my muscles were so tight and some were very pronounced while others were weak. I begin physical therapy and started taking it really easy... sitting was the absolute worse thing. i could stand, walk, but to sit or bend was very painful. I attributed the pain to the painting project. The therapist confirmed the reason for my pain. I am hyper-mobile and my ligaments don't give me the needed support so my spine was being compressed, after a month of therapy she recommended a specialist, MRI, more xrays, I started down this path and then woke up with vertigo one morning. This led to more therapy, tests, even wound up in the hospital bc I could't walk and was blacking out after a phycial therapy session to address the vertigo.. the vertigo lasted about 3 weeks! However my back was feeling much better... strange I thought bc all I'm doing is sitting!! Which I couldn't do at all before with my back pain, but with the vertigo laying down is what really irritated it. And of course just walking or moving at all.. So all of the physical therapy I had done for my back issues I was unable to do w the vertigo, like walking and stretches. These all caused the vertigo to be worse. But still.. so weird that my back is fine now, I thought. Then a really strange thing happened... My sis in law had just been telling me about TMS and her journaling and I was so happy for her bc she had been a mess for about 4 years.. but she said " I think this could all be stress related for you too" ... Our family had been under a lot of stress lately.... I talked to my husband about something that had me feeling stressed and we made a family decision to change our commitment to this situation. That day I felt like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders... The next day the vertigo was better... and then gone.. and then back.. As the weeks went by I would notice that any stressfull event/conversation and it was coming back almost instantly. The words of my sis in law rang in my head.. maybe stress is causing the vertigo... maybe it was causing the back pain?? I thought about this concept for about a month as I noticed pain come and go with what I was facing at the moment.. then I finally asked her where to go for more info... last week i started reading and believing. I have already experienced 2 mini breakdowns,some very strong realizations about what the voices in my head are constantly telling me and at the same time twinges of empowerment .. i too will be a success story one day