A few times a year, I have sudden, acute pain episodes that bring me to the ground.
Drugs take time to work so I can't use them unless the pain continues for more than a few hours. Thus I have to use alternatives to manage the pain.
For one, I strip down and throw cold water on as much skin as I can. I never understood why this helps and couldn't find information on it. In this cardiology course, I've learned about therapeutic hypothermia. It basically slows everything down and decreases unnecessary reactions. Makes me feel a little more sane.