Originally Posted By: cemc

I know the whole psychological thing too - I don't believe its "mental illness" if its situational, its a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. If you can find the right psychologist (probably not someone who works with that pain clinic!) who really understands chronic illness, chronic pain and CBT, then you may be able to get some useful help. But, I totally agree that its not going to get rid of your pain. It might help you cope a bit better, it might drop your pain one notch on the pain scale which would make it manageable, but AS inflammation and damage just doesn't go away with mind control.

Well said smile

Last edited by Sue22; 09/02/13 07:34 PM.


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