HELP!!!! So I had emergency surgery a few days ago to remove my gallbladder. I am now in a lot of pain, expected. But how do you keep your anxiety level down, I am continuing to have a ton of panic attacks which triples the pain I’m having. Any advice!
Chronic Generalized pain
Chronic Abdominal Distention
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Are you able to sleep it off?
What time of pain exactly are you having? And are you in contact with your doctor?
We learned breathing techniques in a voice acting class I took and I use deep breathing to manage my pain and anxiety a lot now. Do slow deep breaths in until you completely fill up your belly and then just let it all come out naturally in one push. Just keep doing that and actively try to relax your body.
woah super awesome that you're able to utilize something you learned in a voice acting class. That's super dope. Never heard of that before lol. But definitely. Sometimes people underestimate meditation and breathing. It can really calm you down and align your thoughts a bit more.
Also 3 2 1. 3 things you can see, two you can hear, and one you can touch
I had emergency gallbladder surgery in September and my anxiety got pretty bad during my hospital stay. I saw my regular doctor a week later and he prescribed propranolol. It has helped me a great deal. As for the pain it was at least a week before I felt any better I couldn't sleep either because of the pain. I just rode it out. I hope you feel better soon.
Honestly you might need to up your pain meds. Some people don't handle pain very well at all and need a stronger dose because that anxiety will absolutely exacerbate everything. Have you spoken to your surgeon about what you're experiencing?
5 things you can see. 4 things you can touch. 3 things you can hear. 2 things you can smell. One thing you can taste. If you can't taste anything, think about your favorite food
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