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Chronic Pain & Anxiety

Yesterday morning, I woke up with the lowest pain level I have had in, gosh, I don’t know how long.I was able to think more clearly yesterday and realized how much the chronic pain exacerbated the medical anxiety. I didn’t realize how much medical anxiety I was carrying with the chronic pain.I’m happy I realize that so I can start …


When something or anxiety wakes me up in the middle of the night and I can’t go back to sleep, I start doing math (usually multiplication tables and division)in my head. Focusing my mind on the math allows me to slow my breathing and let the intruding thoughts flow through and out my head. Give it a try and let …

Medical Anxiety Tip

In the waiting room to get an MRI of my knee. I’m claustrophobic ( I’m working on that) so getting an MRI tends to stress me.

I’ve learned that by asking the tech to not lock the table or lock me in the table, I can do the MRI with ease.
If you feel similarly, the next time you have to do an MRI, ask the tech to not lock you in.
I hope by sharing this that it may help you. ❤️❤️❤️