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Juts got a terrible neck spasm. Could use some words of encouragement:

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by avik, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. avik

    avik Well known member

    I feel like I'm always the one talking people down regarding spasms and I just got a nasty neck torque not ten minutes ago.

    I have been under TREMENDOUS stress over the past couple of days and certainly today.
    I am really upset this just happened...this might ruin my entire weekend plans.

    Its so sharp I can barely look up at the screen.

    I know I am supposed to calm myself down, talk to it, not rub it, etc...but I am just really upset right now. Hard to get my bearings.
  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Avik,

    Sorry this has happened. I know how hard relapses are to deal with. I would just offer my encouragement to you to not catastrophize about it. That will only feed it and prolong it. Try to practice outcome independence.

    I know you know all the right strategies to use. Even those of us who know these things, can get a relapse. As you state, you are under a lot of stress. So the message is to attend to your emotional/psychological state and be extra good to yourself.

    Hope you get through this quickly.
  3. avik

    avik Well known member

    Thanks Ellen.

    I definitely was about to lose it there for a moment because I got comfortable in not having spasms for so long that when this happened, I was like "what the f....!".
    It just feels very unfair as I have so much to do before the weekend BUT-
    I am trying my best to relax, talk to myself kindly and not be outcome dependent.

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