I am now on my tenth day of SEP and repeatedly, I am being asked to look at when your pain starts and try to reflect back to what is happening at that point. I find this extremely difficult as I am ALWAYS in pain. It is not as though I have a tortured thought and then the pain begins; I go to sleep with it, I wake up with it and I walk through it. I am telling myself that I am not going to allow the pain to keep me from doing anything that I want to do so it might as well disappear, but it really doesn't. Very occasionally, when I am walking and talking to a friend, I don't focus on the pain as much and I don't feel it as much, but it is always there, lurking in the foreground or background. Any suggestions on how to approach this question for those of us who always have the pain would be most appreciated.