S12E6: How to Maintain and Manage Life Through Chronic Pain

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Lady, are you or someone you know experiencing arthritis, fibromyalgia, long covid, migraines, or gynecological issues? Then you know what it is to experience chronic pain. For those who live with various forms of pain for periods longer than three months, sometimes it can seem as if no one can understand or relate. Or maybe you ignore it because you are prioritizing everything else- oh that’s just us? Cool. Cool. In today’s episode, Terri and Dr. Dom discuss chronic pain and ways to manage it.




Quote of the Day:


“People believe that they ‘understand chronic pain’ because they have also felt pain but it’s a completely different thing when it’s day in and day out for years,”


-Monica C., Phoenix, Arizona, has fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.


source: https://creakyjoints.org/support/things-you-only-understand-if-have-chronic-pain/




Tips for managing chronic pain:



  1. Weighing all options available

  2. Talking about what you are going through

  3. Reduce stress

  4. Eating a healthy diet

  5. Find ways to relax and fill your time to distract from the pain

  6. Be kind to yourself

  7. Seek professional help




Wisdom Wednesdays with Terri


Cultivating H.E.R. Space Sanctuary




Resources:


Dr. Dom’s Therapy Practice


Branding with Terri


Melanin and Mental Health


Therapy for Black Girls 


Psychology Today


Therapy for QPOC




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