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Day 11

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by cookieheals, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. cookieheals

    cookieheals Peer Supporter

    Hey guys,

    The last time I worked out was last Friday. I have no fear about the specific workout I am doing. I also went windsurfing last Thursday. I got flare ups after that- that was terrifying, but I pushed through. This conditioning thing is crazy. It's crazy that a person can get such debilitating symptoms out of conditioning- any literature to read more on this? Currently doing the Multimedia recovery program. Want to dance again, did so maybe two weeks ago but had a huge flare up- want to start running again. Scared of both, but growing in faith in my strength. Dealing with TMS feels like literally facing fear and demanding that I am bigger than it, and it must bow down. Getting better at this but this conditioning thing is scary- would appreciate literature, links, etc.
     
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  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Cookie,
    I can't think of a specific resource on conditioning, but it does get discussed a lot on the Forum. I just put "conditioning" in the search bar and many threads came up.

    Conditioning played a big part in my migraines, in that whenever the barometric pressure changed, I'd get a migraine. I knew from doing research that this is no logical reason for a headache. I just kept telling myself that, and eventually, it seemed to seep into my unconscious and the conditioned response stopped occurring.
     
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  3. cookieheals

    cookieheals Peer Supporter

    Thanks Ellen- I'll look at the resources in regards to that. The logic I use seems logical; exercise equals pain, or walking means pain, so that makes it a little harder to break, but perhaps there's something in the conditioning threads that says something about that- a way to make me think that there is no logic
     
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  4. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    I think it comes down to solidifying your belief that your symptoms are TMS and not due to some physical/structural cause. If your symptoms have a psychological cause, then it is not logical that exercise would trigger them. For me, reading books, listening to podcasts, and reading Success Stories all helped to solidify my belief in TMS.

    Wishing you the best in your recovery......
     
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  5. cookieheals

    cookieheals Peer Supporter

    Thanks Ellen. Definitely faith makes us well.
     

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