Wednesday Jun 19, 2024

How Rumination and Catastrophising Can Worsen Chronic Pain

Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes!

In this episode, I look at the fascinating relationship between rumination, catastrophising, and chronic pain. I explore the latest research and share personal insights on how our mental states and relationships could affect our pain management journey, including:

✔️ The role of stress in chronic pain (and how our thought processes and social interactions can influence pain levels)
✔️ The concept of "distress contagion" and a social media tip
✔️ The power of social support in reducing pain intensity and promoting positive pain adaptation
✔️The complex relationship between social validation, self-sufficiency, and pain management
✔️ Key findings from studies on pain catastrophising in rheumatic diseases like AS and rheumatoid arthritis
✔️ The importance of finding a supportive, positive "tribe" 

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Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

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