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Day 1 huge pain increase..Anyone else ?.Painkillers or ignore? PLEASE

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by sharon, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. sharon

    sharon New Member


    I have severe back pain. I have been reading a lot about TMS particularly in the last few days
    Just signed up for the course last night. Today my pain is much increased. I am trying not to take pain killers but am also worried that if I don't reduce the pain my back muscles will just keep tightening. I need to be able to work tomorrow.
    Can someone offer advice please? Do I try to put up with an hope it will decrease or give in and take painkillers to take the edge off.
    Trying lots of self talk but it has got worse since this morning
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Take the painkillers.
  3. mdh157

    mdh157 Well known member

    ditto.......Sharon, if you have such bad pain you need to take the edge off then do what you have to do as you work your way through the program.
  4. sharon

    sharon New Member

    Thankyou for your help, that's what I will do
  5. Ozzy

    Ozzy Peer Supporter

    Hi, I remember reading that TMS pain sometimes gets stronger just before it vanishes. Something like a 'die-off' effect where the brain is rumbled and therefore increases the symptoms to appear more convincing. If you stick with the education the pain will subside. Agree with the above about taking painkillers as a way to be kind to yourself.
  6. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    Take the pain killers & don't feel guilty about taking them. If u have been on them for a while then wean off gently .

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