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Keeping Symptom From Returning

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Marytabby, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Marytabby

    Marytabby Peer Supporter

    Hi,
    I am on day 15 of SEP, and I do notice days where my pelvic pain is less, or it comes and goes. Good news. I have been doing TMS work since 2005 so I'm very familiar with the work. My question is.... once you get a symptom under control, so in my case, pelvic/urinary pain, what is the key to keeping it from (hopefully) coming back? I assume it's knowing what my triggers are. The tough part of this is that just because I'm getting the symptoms to calm down, it doesn't mean I necessarily know what triggers it to begin with. I've had this TMS issue before 3 years ago and now it's back so clearly I did not get to the bottom of what is triggering me. With all the journaling I'm doing in the SEP, I can't say for sure which person, issue or situation from my past triggered this current flare up. What I can say is that my pelvic/vaginal issues are ALWAYS brought on by sexual activity. So knowing surely that sex is THE trigger, how can I PREVENT the next flare up? I have no idea what is in my subconscious that is triggering a pattern with sex. I just know that sex IS the trigger. I hope I'm making sense. If I don't know WHY sex triggers it, then how can I keep it from happening again? Thanks.
     
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  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Are you able to work with a therapist? Sounds like this could be very helpful in understanding your issues and how to work through them.
     
  3. Marytabby

    Marytabby Peer Supporter

    I am willing to, the issue is finding one who takes Harvard Pilgrim insurance. I always end up paying out of pocket when they don't accept insurance.
     

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