Thank you very much for your words of encouragement, and I just might take you up on pming.
Currently I have my big bottle of water and some carrots and my mini animal crackers with me.
I tend to eat a lot when I am bored as well so I have those two things around me at work when its slow lately.
The only problem is I already have over-active bladder so I can't drink myself ( water not alcohol ) full so I don't snack when I am bored or depressed. =/
Thank you, I will check with them but I think they will probably just tell me to do more of the same exercises they have me doing but its worth a try anyways, maybe they will have other suggestions. ; )
I am starting to think that changing my diet might be my best bet right now, I am just really struggling with that right now.
Thank you so much! I really appreciated you sharing your story, I don't get to talk to a lot of people in this situation so they usually can't relate.
I enjoy going to the gym so its really the pain that prevents me so I know its hard for people to know what to say to me.
I really do want to lose weight as I know that is probably why this injury has been so much more painful then the one six years ago and 40 pounds ago.
I have been thinking about trying Yoga but the hard thing is laying on my back hurts too, I usually end up on my side so I don't know that I am quite ready for that yet but its a very good option that hopefully I can do soon.
I was going to a chiropractor and he did do active release but unfortunately I had no reduction in pain so I stopped seeing him and now have a massage scheduled for Monday so we shall see how that goes.
The only thing that has helped at all is A) not doing anything decreases the pain but then I am tired all the time and end up eating more and B) taking pain medication but that scares me because last Friday night I forgot to take one pill (taking 500mg Naproxen twice a day and 5mg Flexeril once a day ) and I woke up in awful pain at 5:30am.
I am still taking them because its awful without them but I know I need to do things to help my body other then medication.
Thank you for the hugs, I really need them!
--> This question is for anyone, has anyone tried Metamucil to curb cravings?
I eat throughout the day so I am not hungry but I get cravings a lot at night so am looking for something to make me too full to snack out of boredom or depression.