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Progress with bumps along the way

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by amozzy666, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. amozzy666

    amozzy666 New Member

    This morning I walked about 2 miles and was on my feet for about 90 mins straight while I went to the supermarket. This is something I have not been able to do in 4ish months. I find myself having to talk to myself and repeat the 12 principles as I was out and about. It is a bit annoying but it keeps me centered and prevents my mind from running wild with concerns of a flare up. Unfortunately later today I noticed everything in my lower legs getting a bit aggravated and tensing up. I am trying to think psychologicaly and keep my mind off the pain but it remains difficult. I have comfort knowing that this can't possibly be structural. 5 days ago I could not walk a block without significant tingling and burning in my legs and today I did much more than that. If it was physical this would not have been possible. Hopefully I am over this bump shortly. Thanks for listening.
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  2. ssxl4000

    ssxl4000 Well known member

    You're on the right track! Give yourself plenty of slack and don't worry too much if your brain tries to persist with the tension or any other symptoms. It means you're doing well with the treatment. A bump, extinction busts, or symptom substitution, whatever you want to call it, is part of the healing process. Keep up the good work!

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