Tag Archives: chronic migraines

So Tired

Migraines almost every day for the last week.

Relentless.

And I am so tired.

The pain has been driving me absolutely insane.

 

Anyone out there understand??

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1 Thing I Know: We Know Nothing

I had a scary migraine attack all day yesterday.  I woke up today feeling less pain, which is good. But I had that “migraine hangover” feeling, and I was emotionally drained.

How, after 17 years of having these attacks …(omg, 17 years, has it been that LONG?!)…

how do we still know NOTHING?

I don’t know how to prevent these kinds of scary attacks.

And I don’t know why they happen.

It’s a very helpless feeling, to be in so much pain for whatever unknown reason, and to know that going to the Emergency Room probably won’t even help.  The last few times I went, the medications actually made things WORSE by adding side effects to the situation.

So I’m left with this feeling today, that there is 1 thing I know: We Know Nothing.

I have hope that this will change. I have hope that I will eventually figure some things out.  But for now, I just take life 1 day at a time.

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Free Stuff is Awesome

Having access to Youtube is like having access to free classes. How is it possible that these amazing videos, with a wealth of knowledge, are FREE?! It is truly awesome.

I came across a video that is SO GOOD that, once again, I feel compelled to share it with everyone!

It is a longer one (over an hour) but WELL WORTH watching the whole thing.

*It’s okay if you are like me, and you can’t finish it all in one sitting!

“Treating Pain Using the Brain”

Here is the video description on Youtube:

“Over the past two decades there has been a revolution in our knowledge of how pain is made by the brain, but very little of this information has reached pain sufferers. Much of the complex pain science can be reduced to a simple formula, ‘we will have pain when our brain has more credible evidence of danger to our body than credible evidence of safety to our body.'”

Thanks for reading my post today… and feel free to leave a comment!

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-Kelly Alive

I Want to Wake Up

Chronic pain has a way of taking over your life. It can become an obsession.  My first thought in the morning used to be, “How bad will the pain be today?” Chronic pain came along with chronic worry for me… and I didn’t even really realize it.  I just assumed that it was normal. And it probably is *BUT* it doesn’t HAVE to be!

This new year, I am working on micro habits. Adding little routines into my life (baby steps!) that will have me waking up in the morning with something GOOD to look forward to, instead of immediately wondering how much pain I will be in that day.

New habit #1: I have a new daily meditation book to read, so that my first thought will be, “What will I learn today?”

New habit #2: After reading, I put on my favorite song and do some gentle stretches, and have gratitude for another day of life.

I also have a new notepad to keep track of my daily/weekly/life goals and do baby steps toward making them reality. #GOALS

Who am I now, in 2018?

I am a person who reads every day.

I am a person who looks forward to learning something new.

I am a person who stretches every day and loves my body exactly as it is.

I am a person who has goals.

I am a person who wants to wake up!

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