What do you do to cope with your symptoms while you're at work?
I plan my day and try to do different tasks throughout it so going out visiting people and computer work. Regular breaks help which could be just walking to the photocopier.
I work part time and don't work my days together so find this helps. Tbh being at work is a rest from being at home.
I have a very physical job. As I am always in constant pain, intense physical labour intensifies everything and then adds some more. I use the same technique to level it out as I do my every day pain. I meditate and use self hypnosis. Also singing very loudly if I am working in an empty house helps!! I think after 20 years of self managing my pain it has become second nature. It's everything else I can't manage such as the fog, loss of feeling, fatigue and nerve point pain, mood swings and emotional overloads.
I keep an ice pack and a heating pad at work so depending on what is bothering me I use one of them.
I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibro so I never know what will bother me more.
There are times I have to take some pain medicine but I try not to take it at work.
I sometimes take frequent breaks away from my desk and go sit some place quite for about 5 minutes and just close my eyes and breathe some slow deep breaths.
I really wish I could help with this question.
I am a school bus driver so my shift is split so if I am tired I go home do a little housework then go nap.
Where I am from sweet tea is a household staple in the fridge. My husband makes caffeine tea for the day and decaf for the evening.