Posts Tagged ‘chronic pain’

out of necessity. A few months ago, I admitted my PTSD issues with IVs and infusions (bad, bad reaction to a drug I had pushed just over a year ago, where I had a lot of systemic spasticity to the point where my throat muscles closed up temporarily, and my entire body went into spasm […]


Not long ago, my MS doctor suggested I try low-dose cymbalta for my migraines and pain in general. (Cymbalta is an anti-depressant, and SSRI/SNRIs are often used for nerve pain. I’d tried one before topiramate, and my body has adapted so well to my migraine meds that I need to up the ante a bit, […]


boxing time

30Aug15

Time to put on the gloves, right? Not quite… Actually, there are quite a few web sites that describe “time boxing” strategies to help with time management, such as this one. Meaning, if you struggle with multiple tasks, set aside a certain block, or “box”, of time to check your email, and that’s it for […]


Just a little bit ago, through newsfeeds, I found this link: Living With Invisible Disabilities I think there are many of us in the world who have some sort of invisible disability… to some degree. MS is one, my chronic migraines bring another. Heck, you could also say that insomnia is an invisible disability, and […]


I read a great quote–can’t remember the details, I’m paraphrasing… but it really applies to MS, or any sort of chronic illness situation: Just because someone gives you a cactus doesn’t mean you have to sit on it. No, in fact… I toss the cactus aside as much as I can! (Though I try not […]


Hm. This is an odd one for even me, the nutrition geek. For days now, the thought of anything sweet makes me nauseous. I want to overeat almost anything salty or savory. Could it be lacking electrolytes? (despite taking my daily magnesium supplement) So bizarre. I’m still trying to figure it out… I’d go a […]


waiting

11Aug14

Some days, it feels like I’m always waiting… Waiting for the migraine drug to work. Waiting for the anti-nausea drug to chase the migraine to work. Waiting…. to live. Can you relate? Do you know what it’s like? Some times, you wait… and nothing comes of your waiting. Aside from disappointment. Disappointment in yourself, that […]