Health Update for May 2017

26 May

Happy end-of-May dear readers! I’m typing this out on my back porch with Lady laying just inside the open door and Abby running back and forth between me and the bone in the yard and OH in the living room. It’s a good evening so far.

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Migraine app notes: I had 10 attack days lasting average of 68 hours. I had 2 attack free days. I took 56 clonidine ( 4 more than last month) They happened 50% of the time from 12 pm to 6 pm. Average pain is 7.5, which is pretty good. Supposedly I’m sleeping around 8 hours a night, migraine or not. ha. If only. Top 3 aura/prodrome are muscle stiffness, fatigue/achiness and weakness. Top 3 triggers are neck pain, too much activity and lack of sleep.Top 3 symptoms are neck pain, jaw pain and aches. Frequent start positions are the same, temples, jaw, eyes, base of skull. Soaking my feet has helped a lot this month

Overall Health/Treatment: Up until this past weekend the neurological pain (aka Fibromyalgia) and all was terrible and I was pretty much on the couch. I had some bursts of energy  but not until recently  did it ease enough that I felt like getting up and doing something. I struggled with anxiety/guilt a lot as well. Focused on adding in/increasing supplements to support this poor body.  The evenings are the worst, no matter what I try. I’ve been going to bed in a lot of fibro pain and migraine, just praying I’ll be able to sleep.

notes: 4-28-Migraine was worse today. Aches eased until evening- went to dog park and made dinner then they increased in my calves bad. Barely able to keep migraine down today. Nice to have some energy and the brain fog lifted but the pain’s wearing me down. Have had some muscle twitches today

4-30- today has left me bone- weary. Even the movement of my tongue hurts my jaw. The all-over aches have eased a little, but the cramps are little shivers that regularly run through the base of my feet. Bad migraine today. Wasn’t aware of what was going on around me for a while. Nap helped but body is SCREWED up. Tomorrow is going to be a day of loving on it. 

What do you find hard to tell people about your health? 

 

2 Responses to “Health Update for May 2017”

  1. Arwen McGilvra June 7, 2017 at 8:51 am #

    Sorry about the tough month. Were you able to look into Migraine.com at all? I was thinking about this article of there’s while reading your update: https://migraine.com/living-migraine/whack-a-mole-chasing-freedom-from-pain/ . Esp the part about easing brain fog becoming a disconnect. They’ve also had a lot about mood on there lately. Not trying to give you any advice (those of us with chronic illness all know that tons of people are ready with their advice and easy answers,) just want to encourage you.

    I find it really hard to tell people about the “almost” bad days. The ones where I’m at a 5 or 6 and semi-functioning. I’m afraid of creating medical fatigue in my loved ones. Or of them thinking I’m making too big of a deal out of it, sort of crying wolf. They are really pretty supportive on the days where I’m non-functioning. I don’t know how to exactly put my fear and hesitation into words, but it’s there.

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    • Laura June 9, 2017 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks for stopping by! And for the link, because I’d completely forgotten to check it out. It’s a good article – I’m keeping the page open to check out the site more. I always appreciate encouragement =) augh yes, I’m learning to try and tell my hubby though so that he knows how hard it is for me. And for me , it’s trying to balance knowing how wonderful they are when i am non-functioning with needing help on the almost bad days but not knowing quite how to ask for it. Hugs!

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