Time Flies

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted anything.  Time goes too fast these days.

Even though the mind/body approach is wonderful, long-standing negative thinking patterns are hard to break. But I’m still trying.

I’ve been struggling almost daily with horrible migraines and I’m basically drained of most of my energy, most of the time.  And depression is distorting my thoughts. Which is why it’s hard to post here. I don’t even really know what’s real sometimes.

I have doctors and therapists and medications and a support system, so I’ll get through this tough time.

Life is just really really hard.

 

I thought about posting this on my social media accounts, but I didn’t. I’ll post it here instead:

“I’m not lookin for sympathy. 

I’m not looking for a cure. 
I’m not looking for a ‘feel better soon.’
I have chronic migraines.
I want you to know how bad the pain is.  Don’t underestimate what a sufferer goes through, even if you can’t see the illness.
I want you to know that I look normal but I’m not.
And I want you to know that the pain is so frequent and so severe, it’s literally a miracle that I can survive it at all. 
Understanding is what I want. 
Education is what I want.”
I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, but being in this much pain is not what I have in mind.
Hope those of you reading this are doing well. ❤
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The Mind/Body Approach to Migraine

My wish:

I wish I had heard about this sooner.

Wish I had read the books years ago.

Wish I had been taught the mind/body approach before I tried all the meds that failed.

I wish I knew then what I know now.

I’m finally starting to handle my attacks with a different approach. And it’s starting to make a difference. It’s taken me many months… lots of practice… lots of books and articles… and it might be paying off! At least a little bit, for the moment.

I just wanted to take a moment, and write something positive here. Because I feel hopeful. For real. And that is so nice!

 

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Schedule

Today’s tool for helping curb depression symptoms= A SCHEDULE!

Here is a link to describe the Daily Activity Schedule from the book I’m reading called “Feeling Good:”

http://sourcesofinsight.com/how-to-use-a-daily-activity-schedule/

Recently, I’ve been floundering, not knowing what to do with my time.  So last night before I went to bed, I made A PLAN.  Nothing too crazy or ambitious starting out. Mostly little things. And you know? I do feel a little better. I am surprised at how easy is was to stick to a schedule today. And it feels nice, like I accomplished something.

#babysteps

 

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Depression

I am re-reading the book “Feeling Good” in an attempt to curb my depressive symptoms.

Depression is making life very difficult right now.

Hopefully I will have more to share soon.

I hope that if you are reading this, you are taking good care of yourself. You deserve it.