hi IsabelSabrina im sorry i thought i had responded earlier! ive tried lots of different things however not much helps me with sleep. im a chronic insomniac and even with gp prescribed sleepers im often up all hrs of the night. i only get around 2-3 hrs a night of broken sleep if im lucky. the only thing that i find to be quite useful atm is essential oils in an diffuser- best thing ive found yet!
but i do find things that are guided like breathing/meditation/pmr exercises it keeps the IC and whatever else pops up for a little bit. thank you so much for sharing!
oppsy sorry Quirky went a little bit off Topic
uh.. im hoping i wasnt stepping on your toes-if so im sorry, im rather inquisitive lol
i think im on Tonys thread with triggers but will take a look again, it might be one im not on as yet. Like you alot of the time im not sure what triggers me ( i think its a work in progress for us all!!) but often they send my thoughts esp the self doubt however ive noticed one of mine in particular trigger of mine that makes things much worse and that is pain- including physical pain. ive been trying to work it out before i asked the question here and have found a specific pattern when pain occurs and was confirmed again last night - ive boken my finger including both joints and stops just before my knuckle, brusied bone in adjoining fingers as well as all the soft tissue and nerve damage- so its rather painful and abit of journey ahead until breaks healed plus phyio. but having a shower tonight gave me a panic attack and how pathetic i felt with struggling with it and it upset me that ive lost abit of that independence, got myself together but then realised my method to keep the splint dry hadnt worked so had a spare splint but it takes 2 people to change it so needed help again so it got to me again and reduced to tears- and even as i type my IC is screaming all sorts of things like being worthless, pathetic, no good, useless, stupid, i should be able to do them etc etc.
do you find when you encounter triggers it activates the self doubt and voices such as my own?
im really interested in hearing others thoughts too.
oh Quirky and Nat (if your still reading along) would be you able to give a little bit of advice on the ' A Question for new members (and regulars)' im not sure if its appropriate thread but you guys might be able to direct me elsewhere..