This morning I'm having severe sciatica pain which is very intense. I notice my heart rate went up and I'm all jittery. I've been off pain meds for about a week but was tempted to take something but I'm hanging in there. I know it's best to not focus on the pain but when it's like this it seems to take over my consciousness completely until it subsides a little. Although I am able to sort of keep calm about it and understand it's only pain and that there is no injury. So I'll start the day 9 program and see how it goes.