Well, it turns out I forgot I had a blog, which would explain the months of no posting.
The point of this blog was to document my journey back to normal, or finding my new normal, and for a while I thought I found it.
My neurologist had me taking all kind of medication that made me feel like I was constantly in a brain fog, but my migraines were getting worse. Her only suggestion was to up the dosage until I was on double the normal dosage… so I said “fuck it” and I spoke to another doctor about weaning me off those pills.
When I stopped that medication, I increased my water, magnesium, and I also got rid of a lot of my chemical products, so my shampoo/conditioner/soap etc was all natural/organic and scent free (BTW – super expensive) and I was using essential oils daily for my migraines and anxiety. And then I had a great month.
I had fewer migraines, I had more energy, I was less anxious and depressed and it was AMAZING.. my life was almost back to normal (except for the still unemployed part) My sister had a baby and I was able to help her out the first few days my niece was around (My sister had a C-Section and it was hard for her to move around). I felt like I was being useful. Then about two weeks ago – the shit hit the fan.
I live in Southern Ontario where the weather is often a crapshoot. We had several days of the weather going from -12 (celsius) with blizzards in the morning to +11 and sun shining in the afternoon, to rain all night. All the changes really messed with my head and my migraines started up again. I had to miss appointments, and a good friends baby shower (which was today) and now I’m back to where I was before. Only on less medication, and so more aware of the fact that life just got real shitty again.
Now that I remember that I have this blog, I’ll try to remember to update it more frequently…Happy Saturday Night, hope you are all having more fun than I am…
I also decided to share a picture of my panda trying to do a BINGO scratch card..