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Day 1 relapse

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by corri d, May 24, 2022.

  1. corri d

    corri d New Member

    I have been living with chronic migraines for my entire adult life. A few years ago, I found the curable app, which lead me to Dr. Sarnos book and then to Allen Gordons book and to this platform. I have found amazing results and recovery with pain reprocessing therapy. I am doing the structured educational program because I need a refresher. When I started to feel better, I stopped doing the things that got me better in the first place. I slowly started to let the perfectionism and the pressure and fear take over my mind and body again. Now I am back to having migraines once a week where before I would go months at a time without pain. I feel optimistic that doing this work will help me to recover because it has worked for me before. My body is just telling me I have to get back to attending to it. I have to start listing to my body again and doing the work to calm down my nervous system. I call this my vacation mode. I need to bring back vacation mode to my everyday life.
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  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    You've got this right. Relapse is common, and addressing it requires going back to what worked in the first place.

    I've been migraine free now for 8 years after having them all of my life. Just keep at it.
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  3. ssxl4000

    ssxl4000 Well known member

    Headaches were a problem for me pre-TMS. During my 16 month "sick" phase that led me to TMS, I had a headache the entire time. After "healing" I went 2 years without having one, then this year they started happening again . . . just a few, but very annoying nonetheless. I agree with Ellen, as long as you keep reminding yourself of the real origin of the pain and exploring stressful emotions, you should be able to move past it. Keep up the good work!

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