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    Posted by Tito Oye on January 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Whenever I feel a crisis starting, in addition to using my painkillers, making sure I am well-hydrated and keeping warm, I make an effort to distract myself. 

    I’m not sure how it works exactly, but distractions have often helped me take my mind off the pain and make the situation a lot more bearable.

    My favorite distraction is laughter, whether, from a film or a conversation with a loved one, laughter truly feels like medicine.

    What’s your go-to distraction?


    Michael Quadri replied 1 year, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Kassem Banawer

    January 17, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    For me Tito during pain management period if i can set there are many things can distract me like watch movies or playing games or reading , but if i’m still in pain nothing can distract me in this case i need to take rest and sleep until the pain cool down.

    • Tito Oye

      January 18, 2023 at 6:06 am

      Yes @virus, unfortunately there are times when the pain is so intense that no distraction is strong enough, and in those cases, sleep is the best option for me.

  • Osei Bonsu

    February 4, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    For me when I fell a crisis starting, I start to listen to music or read something interesting and sometimes it brings the pain down

  • Michael Quadri

    February 10, 2023 at 6:05 am

    It’s good that you can find some form of relief in thesw things. @ephraim771 what is your favourite genre of music, or what types of books would you read during a crisis?

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