It’s been a long time

Hello everyone,

I usually don’t stay away from my blogs this long, however, I have had a serious bout of depression and I just haven’t had interested in updating. Over the past month I have gained weight and my headaches have returned. I have had to use ice packs again. However, my depression is keeping me weighed down and I just don’t seem to want to do anything that I have wanted to do in the past. On the upside, I saw my headache specialist and she got me approved for botox shots. So I am calling tomorrow for an appointment for the botox shots for my migraines.

Today, I visited both a psychiatrist and a social therapist. The psychiatrist has upped my dose on my depression medicine to help with energy. I am seeing the social therapist again within two weeks. Hopefully, something will come of it. Lately, I just can’t help but feel sad and depressed. I’m just trying to deal with it everyday and it is very hard to do.

I’m sorry for the long update. I will talk soon.

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Bad day for a migraine

Hello everyone,

Today was a bad day for me. I didn’t go to sleep till about 2:30 in the morning and I kept waking up. I woke up about 9:00 am and asked my parents if they would take me to the E.R. I had been having a really bad headache for about three days now and I had exhausted everything. I had taken all the prescribed medicines and I just couldn’t take it anymore. My father was working on his quilting and got angry at me. I was going to try an ice pack since he was angry, but we ended up going and on the way he told me that I had wasted $120 dollars on the daith piercings. I was very upset that I had to hold in my tears on the way there. We didn’t talk to each other and he was speeding because he was angry. I was immediately seen when I got to the E.R. I think this was in part because today the W.V.U. Mountaineers were playing Texas Tech and they were at Morgantown. Anyway, I was seen and they gave me some meds and even though I was in pain after a while of being there I told them I felt better when they asked if I was so I could get out of there. My dad did apologize to me, but I was very upset. What people should understand is that people with migraines and other painful illnesses don’t want to go to the E.R. or hospitals. They don’t want to be burdens on family members. At least I don’t. Sometimes I wish that I was never born. That way it would have been easier for my parents. I can’t help having these illnesses or feeling the way I do when I have a migraine. I try to cope for as long as I can. I just hope that there are those out there that understand too.

Serenity

A second daith piercing

Hey everyone,

Well, I got a second daith piercing today. I had been having centralized headaches lately and by getting a second daith on my other ear I think that it might help my centralized headaches. This one seemed to hurt worse than the other one when it was pierced. The lady who pierced it said it bled a bit more than the other one. It’s going to hurt for a while, but I am hoping that it will help. So I thought I would let you all know.

Serenity

How’s the Daith?

Hey everyone,

Well I thought I would let you know how I’m doing on my Daith piercing. Yesterday I had my Daith piercing done. You can check out a picture of it on my instagram link at the bottom of the page. So far it is doing good. I only took one pill this morning for pain. I haven’t seemed to have any pain so far. I’m not going to go and say I’m cured yet. It’s still too early to tell. So I am going to wait it out and just see how it does. I had it done on my right side, which is my dominant side, and I keep forgetting that I brush up against my ear and it hurts when I do that. Other than when I brush up against the ear, it doesn’t hurt at all. I’ll keep you updated. Talk soon and have a good night.

Serenity

Headaches are a fight

Hey everyone,

Headaches are a constant pain for me. This morning I woke up and it just came on for me. It was like my nerves were rebelling because I visited the headache specialist yesterday. They were saying ‘we’re going to cause you pain because you’re going to try to get rid of it!’ So I took some of my prescribed medicine and later slept with an ice pack. I only sleep with an ice pack when I am in extreme pain. I recommend them if you have bad headaches and migraines. They can help. I have two, plus a cover for my eyes that I use. I put them in the freezer and it helps tremendously. However, the ice pack today didn’t do anything to calm down the headache. So I ended up taking one of my dad’s Tylenol 3 pills. That pretty much wipes it out for a good while. I don’t recommend you take other peoples pills by the way, but my parents are retired nurses and they have given me a Tylenol 3 pill before for the pain.

Anyway, the headaches are still here and I have to fight them as usual. Tomorrow is another day and I hope that it is not going to be bad like today. Here’s hoping! Have a good night everyone!

Serenity

My appointment and updates

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven’t updated lately. Just been so busy with life lately. Well today I went and saw the migraine specialist. I told her about how I have been doing. We talked about different things, however, she has decided to keep me on the medicine she has me on, but up the dosage. I will be seeing her in July and hopefully by then I will have these headaches under control. I get them everyday and it just sucks waking up and knowing you’re going to have a headache. So we’ll see how this plan works out. I also checked my weight today and I am down a pound. I am 278 lbs. Yay! I am gradually cutting down on cheese and carbohydrates. When I do have cheese I don’t eat to excess and I try to make sure I have extra veggies with it. I also make sure to exercise three times a week on my exercise bike. Last week I was bad, but I will do better this week. So I am doing better on my goals. Just take it one step at a time. Well that’s it for now. I will update soon!

Serenity

Oooh! Migraines!

Hey everyone,

I hate having headaches and migraines. I see the nurse practitioner next week about my headaches and migraines. I am hoping that she will be able to help me with something stronger. I have tried to medicines plus my injection that I use for special occasions for when I have a really bad migraine. I have daily headaches. It gets to the point where I wonder if I will ever be headache-free. Anyway, I hope that next Monday (when I see her) she might suggest something stronger. I don’t want to go to something like Botox, yet at least. However, I am thinking about trying something natural like a daith piercing. It’s that little piece of flesh on the inner part of your ear. I’m thinking about getting it done in April when I have money. Some say it helps, others say it doesn’t. If it does then I will be ecstatic. If not, well I will have a cool piercing. But anyway, let’s hope next week I will have better news. Talk soon!

Serenity