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  1. Hi All, I have posted on a different thread about what I have been trying for a week or two now that is working! I have been reading about the mind body connection in chronic pain and have been able to get this pain under control. It is gone most of the time and when it does start coming on I can stop it pretty quickly. Accumulated stress and trauma seems to be the case, for me anyways, and I highly recommend looking into it. John Sarno is a doctor that did a lot of research on it and I am following his advice with very good results. Good luck and peace!
  2. Hi Bonbon, I"m a dental hygienist and so much dental pain and periodontal issues are also stress related, especially due to grinding. Try a night guard and warm compresses. Work on deeper breathing, that is what works so quickly for me. Our mind is making all the stress we are exposed to into too much of a big deal of life and death when it is not. I constantly tell myself that I am safe while deep breathing. I never believed it would work for me because I was too far gone, not worthy, etc. but it does!! Stress also makes our body chemistry more acidic which makes it easier for viruses
  3. The one main thing I have learned from all my research into the mind body connection is that our nerves are not damaged or being destroyed or inflamed. The brain is sending less oxygen there to make them hurt, just like it does to people who suffer more muscle pain in their backs or shoulders. The first step to feeling better is really believing that your nerves are fine, they are healthy and your brain is just using them to keep your attention on the physical so you don't have to deal with the mental stressors that it has deemed too dangerous for you to handle. But of course we can handle the
  4. There is so much research into stress and the way our brains store it and process it. We can learn to rewire our brains and it really isn't that hard. I constantly am telling myself that my body is healthy and whole. I also "yell" at my brain to stop giving me the physical pain and that I want to feel the emotions behind all my experiences. I do this every day on my drive to and from work. I have actually accessed stuff and find myself crying in my car...and I'm not a big cry-er. I have always had to be the strong one who took care of everything. After these episodes, I amazingly feel so much
  5. Hello, I had almost constant full body nerve pain for the past three years...started right after my herpes diagnosis. I recently read Dr. John Sarnos book on the mind body connection. It clicked with me and I have been practicing his tips for the last week or two and amazingly I am pain free except for occasional pain which I can get under control pretty quickly. I highly recommend looking into the mind-body connection and the role of unprocessed trauma and emotions. I really thought I had dealt with the things in my life but didn't. I was the strong one who could handle anything..
  6. Just an update: I recently read Dr. John Sarno's books on the Mind-body connection and it all made so much sense to me. I started practicing his strategies and I'm happy to report that my nerve pain has disappeared for the most part. I have occasional pain that I can get under control pretty easily before it worsens. I believe unresolved trauma and repressed emotions are a big part in chronic pain and finally decided to face it all. It's an ongoing process as stress is always with us, but I believe I am on the right track. I highly recommend his books or other mind body resources. Nichol
  7. I just recently finished a book by Dr. John Sarno about the mind body connection and I think that most of my UTI symptoms that had no bacterial cause were possibly another manifestation of the mind-body connection. I had nerve pain throughout my whole body for the last 3 years which came on right after the herpes diagnosis. I have been working with releasing past trauma and emotions and I can say that I have been generally symptom free for the last week, with only random nerve pains that I can get under control pretty easily. I highly recommend looking into his books or other resource of
  8. Hello all, I have had nerve pain everywhere in my body for 3+ years now. I have tried everything, acupuncture, chiropractic, neurologists, naturopaths....all have cost me lots of money. I recently read the books by Dr. John Sarno about the mind/body connection to chronic pain. It all makes so much sense, especially since stress makes it worse and vacations or spending time with my kids or yoga and meditaion makes it go away. I have had a lot of trauma in my life as well as lots of stress...as we all have. Trauma can be big or small but the mind still processes it the same. My herpes diag
  9. Hello, I have had UTI's my whole life...I'm 54 now and thankfully haven't had one in a few years. There were times the test was negative for bacteria and times it was positive but the symptoms were always the same and very painful, including blood in the urine. A doctor once told me I have interstitial cystitis, meaning the lining of the bladder gets inflamed for reasons unknown. I'd say it was possibly stress related or food related but especially acid related which was why drinking cranberry juice which is acidic did not help but made it worse. Every time I started getting symptoms I w
  10. Is there anyone out there that has had this stop completely? I've had it for 3 years now.
  11. Hello, I don't want to be a downer, but I have had the nerve pain now for over three years. I have times when it goes away for a few days at a time. I was laid off for 2.5 months due to Covid and it actually was gone the whole time...once I got over the stress of the layoff and uncertainty of it all. Came back within a month of being back to work, which was so different and busy! I do believe it's stress related but I was wondering if anyone has had any luck finding out if the nerves are actually damaged? This pain travels all around my body...legs, face, back, chest, vulva, etc. It's so
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