Where the hell has February gone?
It seems like yesterday it was January!
January felt like it went for about 87 days and now February has just disappeared.
The year has seemed to be a slow starter. It has been one of those creepers.
I have started many things. I have plans for a million more but its like I don’t know where to begin!
I actually think its because I have been suffering from such terrible migraines for the last few months that I have been sort of vague. Like I am trying to focus on the task at hand but I am really only running on 50%. I don’t know how people function with chronic pain. Its awful. I have been uncomfortably numb for some months now, because when you wake up in pain its hard to be positive and its near impossible to do what you want to do and function.
So my migraines aren’t even bad. I mean, I must have a pretty high threshold of pain when its comes to matters from the neck up. I am prone to those issues (typical Aries). But they are the types of migraines that don’t involve vomiting and only sometimes do I have audio and visual disturbances. I get lots of facial pain, mainly due to my sinuses, or maybe its psychosomatic because I always have such shitty sinus issues I just imagine that is where my pain radiates? Its always hard to tell, but nevertheless… They are awful, but they are not completely debilitating. I can still look after my toddler. I can still cook dinner and do all the things as women we just do! Don’t get me wrong, I’d prefer to just to lie down and sleep but who am I kidding… thats not going to happen.
So I went the Western Medicine route to get some kind of diagnosis. The hospital. Had and MRI on my noggin. All looks fine in there besides my sinus disease.
So then I see a Neurologist and get the diagnosis of migraine. She did prescribe me some hardcore meds that I contemplated taking and then laughed at my stupidity. Seriously… some of the things they suggest for such issues are ludicrous.
Next I put my newly diagnosed migraines to the test by supporting them with my oils and some more Eastern Medicine remedies. I saw my local naturopath and also consulted all my amazing references to get the best knowledge of what I can do to help support myself.
I am doing pretty good so far. I have been on a high dose of Magnesium and also changed my Vitamin B intake to make it a little more accurate for my pre existing issues. I also have to work on my stress levels and try and relax as much as I can to stop the onset of the migraines. Lots of water, some caffeine and also ice pack on the back of my neck seem to have some success.
Peppermint Essential Oil is also my best friend. Inhalation throughout the day really helps support the entire head tension issue.
Soon I will book myself in to have another Float. Floating is amazing. Its a bath of Magnesium salts and due to the high salt content you actually float. Its one of the most therapeutic things I’ve ever done! I wonder why we don’t do these things for our own self care more often?
I think its time we all took care of ourselves before all these problems start to rear their ugly heads.
Prevention is better than cure right!
So cheers to the rest of the year. Headache free and relaxed! Sorry I have been a little MIA. I totally feel like I have neglected all of you. I will be back!
Anyone else got any remedies they could suggest for me?
Much Love xxx