One of my ways to distract from pain is to pick a fight. If I'm fighting, I don't feel the pain.
I'll find an old nemesis. Or I'll pick a subject that is sensitive and make a comment. It's usually when I'm in a bad mood. And that bad mood is usually when I'm hurting or was hurt.
Does anybody see themselves consciously or subconsciously, try to pick fights? Or create drama? Or say "What the hell if I flame anyone or step on their toes?"
Just curious if anybody sees themselves doing that same behavior when they hurt.
My therapist tells me she can tell my level of pain by the amount of chaos I was involved in during the week.
I think she's spot on that this is one of my distractions.
I know medicine changes can cause this erratic behavior. But mostly for me, it's just trying to overcome the pain.
Thanks for answering,