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Prioritise your responsibilitie Pace yourself. Break up tasks into smaller portions. Rest in between. Reduce your activities until the set-back settles. Be kind to yourself. Say ‘NO’ to any unnecessary demands put upon you until you are feeling healthier. And…... don’t be to proud or scared to ASK for help! Taking your medication Follow or ask the advice of your GP or Pharmacist about medication and when you need to take it. If you have to take regular medication think of ways to remind you to take it. Many people just simply forget. Use post it notes, a timer or get someone to remind you. Please remember that taking medication if you have musculoskeletal pain (back, leg, arm, neck etc) may mask the pain and encourage you to do more. 32 WWW.CHANGE-PAIN.COM Tips for set-backs