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Ever since I had a kidney stone 2 years ago, I’ve been getting some sort of ptsd reactions to anything (abdominal pain, lower back pain, any imagery of injury or description of the area where you pee, etc.) and I get close to panicking and I just don’t know what to do about it. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it’s at least twice a week still. I was hoping it’d get better for the past 2 years, but I keep getting like flashbacks to the pain and getting the stent removed. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help with this?

    • ToeKnee

      436d

      Self talk helps "I'm ok" "I will get tough this; I have before" recognizing the attack at face value also helps. The sad truth is it will take time and may never fully go away- not saying it won't but still. I hear tapping helps, the idea is a tactile feeling like "tapping" or pinching when you're in a happy or content so when you do it when you're distressed to anchor yourself back to that happy moment. It takes training and it works with some people. Personally never been able to get it to work so I use breathing exercises instead to force myself into a calm.

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