This may sound odd, but when I get that all-over cold, I will take a hot shower and let the water hit my chest where my heart is. I will do this for several minutes. It seems to warm my blood, and I can feel the warmth flowing from one side of my body into the other. It isn't a permanent fix, but it helps a lot. View Thread
Thanks, Mimi---this is why I keep this journal. My husband tries to be supportive but I know he will never truly understand. I dump my frustration, etc. onto the pages so I won't unfairly get angry with him or blame him for not "getting it". It keeps us together.View Thread
Ever had a day where you want to kill your spouse/family member because they just don't get how you feel? Or you feel like your head will come off if you hold things in one more minute? Or you get stuck in a life-totally-sucks place and can't get out?
I've had all of those, sometimes all on the same day. On those days my journal is a lifesaver (in more ways than one!). I have a special journal that I call my "Dumping Ground" where I put all my dark, ugly, raging, fearful, miserable, self-pitying thoughts. I write everything I am holding in until I feel lighter, and then I close the book and walk away. This practice helps me to better manage my flares because I'm not holding everything in. It has also kept me from unfairly dumping on people.
I keep my journal in a safe place---the stuff I dump isn't meant for anyone to see. It is a way of keeping me sane when I feel like I am losing it. It gets the junk out of me so there's room for peace to come in. Hope this helps! View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.