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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Has anyone tried Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for help in dealing with the pain, exhaustion and all of the emotional tolls these things take on us?
I have an upcoming appointment with one, next week I think, I need help and hope she can give me some ideas, suggestions that will help.
Also, has any had experience with a pain management program?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have done both. I think the pain management programs have been the most helpful . The doc i have now i wouldn't trade for anything. I've been seeing him for seven or eight years.
The cognitive behavior therapy does not so much address alleviating the pain it does help you to find new behaviors that might help you cope with the pain . Together you might have a good start on feeling better.

Hope this all helps. Best of luck to you .

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I did that for a couple of years. It was effective for me. It also helped me in dealing with doctors! Hihi!
Now, I ll try something new, which I m not sure it's going to work.. classic analysis... While i m writing this sentence, the more positive I feel that it won't last long! Let's seee

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I took the management class,s from my p thearpy dept they were well worth it.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Can't say I have but I get weekly therapy for whatever hurts that week. Recently it been my knees.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Oh yes!! I went to see an opthopethitic spine specialist, he did one injections in my back, I have RA in my lower cervical spine, working with Rheumatologist to get MRI in the next week, to see what can be done about the pain.

posted 3 months ago
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