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How To Cope With Body Pain
Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to Dr.: Sounds like you need your treatment changed, particularly since the pain can impair athletic performance. Your Dr will likely switch medications so you avoid the side effects. ...Read more
Response to stress: Your body responds to stress by: increasing catecholamine release; increasing cortisol release; increasing blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate; increasing blood flow to large muscles so you can run; dilating your pupils so you can see farther; decreasing sex drive; slowing GI system [but you may also have a sudden evacuation before that happens!] it is "fight or flight" response. ...Read more
Seek Doctor's Help: You will need to be examined to rule out any significant problems or red flags, and to reach the correct diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain. For most etiologies, anti-inflammatory medications (if not medically contraindicated), physical therapy, home exercise programs can significantly help you in managing neck pain symptoms. ...Read more
Difficult problem: Colitis is inflammation of your colon. Avoiding triggers of inflammation is a benefit. So alcohol, nicotine, gluten, fatty foods are potential triggers. The diagnosis and treatment can become involved, so a doc that you can have a strong relationship with helps. You may also need a colonoscopy, more medications. Hope you can avoid surgery, the back up when all else fails. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest is good: Adequate sleep, avoidance of stimulants, and alcohol, proper nutirition, hydration, exercise... And of course adequate sleep. Naps of less than 1/2 hour probably wont help - uninterupted sleep for at least 6-7 preferrably 8 hours a night helps. If one has lost a lot of sleep it can take a week or so to get back to normal. ...Read more
It depends.: Stomach pains are common and often respond to simple home remedies. You can try taking some Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) (1 TBS/ two tablets. a cup of hot ginger tea with honey&/or lemon juice. Sometimes mixing 1 TBS baking soda in 8 -12 oz water may help after a big burp. If the pain persists or gets worse go to ED or doctors office. ...Read more
"Memory problems": Is a very general phrase. Start by talking w/your doc. If the problem is significant and medical issues have been ruled out a neuropsychologist can test you and tell you your strengths and weaknesses and how best to cope w/them. Reflect on your lifestyle, exercise, food, etc. They are all factors. Also, are you depressed? That makes it difficult to concentrate and remember. Peace. ...Read more
Odd question : What are you planning? The answer is highly variable as pain is perceived differently by different individuals and our physiologic response is also highly variable. What is true for you won't be the same for me and will also be different based on age, gender, type of pain, and other medical conditions. ...Read more
I am losing memory of everything, I can't remember to how cope wth my body's pain. Ever since I became 17, I lost my hope. Everything is like not real?
Seek help: Your description of the problem is concerning, and you should seek an appointment with your mental health provider immediately. Describe your concerns frankly. If you have thoughts of suicide or self-harm, go to the emergency room. The internet is not the place to deal with these feelings - seek professional help. ...Read more
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