So I haven’t done one of these in a while, maybe it’s because my health was put on a bit of a back burner since nothing new had developed. However, now we’re going into 2019, I feel like I need to add a bit more health into my blog like I used to. So here is a bit of a health check in for 2019!
My migraines…haven’t been so bad. I was originally on 50mg of Amitryptaline every night to combat the migraines, but since around October, I started weaning myself off them. I felt like it was only something I needed when a migraine was about to hit, considering I just did a 4 month detox for my neurologist.
I would estimate I get about two migraines a month now, however by this I mean the physical pain in my head. My fatigue has probably worsened, and I relate this to the migraines as it’s the type of fatigue I get from Chronic Migraine-Vertigo, where I physically pass out. However, this is bearable, and definitely, something I’ve learned to cope with.
Due to recent events (which I will discuss in a future blog post), my anxiety is at it’s almost unbearable. I feel like I am constantly on edge, and from this rather than keeping things bottled up, I’m coming out in frustration and isolating myself from any situation I can. You may be thinking “Gosh, go and get some help”, and don’t worry I have. But anxiety is something I’ve learned I have to be able to control on my own, and I never give up on the fight with it. Sometimes it takes me stepping back to get that control, and I’m okay with that, and sometimes it means forcing myself out of the avoidance, which with CBT I learned to do.
This Winter, I have to say has been the worst Winter yet! And we had the beast from the east last year! Global Warming is real! Anyway, it hasn’t been great for the immune system. I had to up my vitamin C and folic acid (which I never had to take every day) and improve my diet a bit more. There’s more to this also, but the colds/flu-like symptoms have not been okay. Thankfully, it’s meant only two doctors appointments, but home remedies have been a godsend, along with eating an orange to get my vitamin C! I definitely haven’t been feeling like myself at all, and the dressing gown my Mum bought me for my birthday has become my best friend. But I’m thankful that I’ve learned my own coping mechanisms for when my own body hates me!