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How does everyone manage pain with under/overstimulation? struggling with that at the moment 😅

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    • gravitypulledem

      397d

      When my pain is bad I find removing things that generally would be fine but are stimulating ie. Background noise around the house.

    • gravitypulledem

      397d

      When my pain is bad I find removing things that generally would be fine but are stimulating ie. Background noise around the house.

    • gravitypulledem

      401d

      You can get weighted blankets that are cooling (I have a summer and winter one)

    • europa.xavier

      401d

      i use weighted blankets, familiar music at a moderate volume/way too loud to be good, reading things that interest me, rewatching comforting youtube videos, mobies, or tv shows (the repeated familiarity is so nothing is shocking or new to avoid being too stimulating), etc. i also really like spinning to help stimulate myself/wind myself down

    • bookwormTan97

      401d

      I struggle a lot too. 😥 I liked my weighted blanket but i found i get to hot with it in the warmer days which then caused another issue to be dealt with. I pushed and pushed my doctor to investigate the pain i was struggling with and now i have a diagnosis so i have a lot less struggle getting them to help me medication wise. Keep your mind distracted by doing something you love but if your pain is too much don't force it or you'll hate the thing you used to love Keep smiling and talk to others who go through it. Or talk to someone close who will listen💕💕🤗

      • SmallLights

        397d

        @bookwormTan97 I got myself a weighted lap blanket just to put on my chest during summer, it works really well, but isn't too hot.

    • Tenneile

      402d

      I tried a weighted blanket when I feel under/overstimulated which really helps Creating a calm environment also really helps, try colour changing light bulbs and different brain wave music, helps alot! Also try keeping your hands busy while you try to stay calm, keeps you busy but relaxed Pain wise anything like wheat bags, cold bags, medications etc. Whatever works best for you in a calm, safe environment can make a big change It helps me, I hope it can help you as well, even a little bit 🤷🏼‍♀️😊

      • E_mushroom

        400d

        @Tenneile omg yes love weighted blankets

    • Kastaka

      403d

      I use a combination of techniques - there's the obvious one 'do something absorbing' like reading or a computer game or video series; I reframe the pain as an interesting sensation just like other interesting sensations; or I've had some success with visualisations, which can seem quite silly, but visualising a bunch of firefighters or inspection staff on a little UFO that goes and deals with the painful area works surprisingly well for me.

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For under stimulation, use sensory toys, stress balls, or textured objects to fiddle with. For over stimulation, try earbuds that block certain frequencies, noise-canceling headphones, or grounding techniques like the 54321 method. Make sure your clothing is comfortable and take breaks when needed.

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