Tag Archives: invisible illness

Back on Track

The migraine roller-coaster has taken me to some low places lately.  Some days are incredibly challenging to get through.

Yesterday and today I finally felt a little upswing.  How interesting… my low pain days are also good mood days.  I am still looking for any kind of pattern or hint at what brings me down, and what can help bring me up.  I am still searching.

I started a new book called “Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body” by Jo Marchant.  I am 30 pages in and loving it.  🙂

New month, new beginning.  Here’s to holding on to hope and making the best life outta this migraine-filled existence!

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May, can you be nicer?

I have been really sick with migraines or silent migraines almost every day this month.  I am not handling it very well, in any sense.  The symptoms are disabling, yet invisible to everyone.  I keep hearing “I hope you feel better soon!” yet May is almost over and I still feel horrible.  It’s starting to feel like Groundhog’s Day… so repetitive.  And it feels like so much pressure to get back to “normal,” but not even MY normal is REALLY “normal.”  Every task is difficult, more than ever before.  And I don’t know what to do.

 

Hope is Alive for 2017!

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Happy last day of 2016 everyone!  We made it!  We are still alive!

I love making New Year’s Resolutions.  I do it every year.  I think about my goals often, and how I can survive and thrive, despite having this painful and misunderstood chronic migraine disease.

I hope I helped educate people better over this past year.  I haven’t tried to hide my disease as much, like I did in the past.  I started this blog a couple years ago as a baby step toward being more vocal.  That helped me gain confidence about posting on my personal social media pages, like Facebook and Instagram.

So Thank YOU, my friends, for helping me grow.  Thank you for your support.  I love you all!  You bring so much to my life.

Please continue to have HOPE for 2017!  We can still have meaningful existences, even though they are painful ones.  We have so much to give to this world.  ❤

Botox for Chronic Migraines

Tomorrow is my first round of Botox for chronic migraines.

I was first told to get Botox done a year ago, but I didn’t.  I am very good at procrastinating.

I’ve tried so many other things this past year (see: diet changes, caffeine changes, more exercise, taking time off work, different Rx meds, different supplements, etc etc) buuuuut I still get symptoms every day, and full-on migraine attacks up to 25 times a month.

So even though I am incredibly nervous (and skeptical), I am trying to hold on to the hope that maybe this will get me some relief.

*Fingers crossed*