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A few questions

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by DontStopBelieving, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. DontStopBelieving

    DontStopBelieving Peer Supporter

    Did anyone ever had the following doubts when going through a setback and what are your thought on in:

    - do you think that when symptoms start again it is just a sign that things are going to get worse or is it a "softer" version of the attack and things get better?

    - is the above then a sing that you are improving and reacting to a stressful situation better?

    - when you get distracted and symptoms almost disappear but come back when you start thinking about it again: is that repressing the symptoms by ignoring them, coping with them, or accepting them but because thinking about them fuels the fear they come back?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. EileenS

    EileenS Well known member

    Early on I would worry I was going to get worse, but that fear was always unfounded. There are 2 reasons for symptoms to start again:
    - the body is improving and the body and mind are fighting to keep its old pain ways. Sometimes the attack is softer, sometimes it isn't.
    - your body is reacting to a stressful situation or thought pattern. Your body is like an emotional barometer.

    I don't know. Don't worry or analyze what the reason is. The point is to live life and not be focusing your mind on your pain, plus recognize and feel your emotions. When you feel the pain, the only thing worth analyzing is whether there is an emotion you are trying to repress.
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  3. DontStopBelieving

    DontStopBelieving Peer Supporter

    Thanks EileenS, the above was very helpful. :)
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