Monday, December 21, 2015

Current Events

I'm getting ready for xmas, which will be spent with just my immediate family.

I've managed to buy some presents, and I'm already half packed for the overnighter we're spending at my parents, but I think the truffles we were thinking of making are not going to happen because I'm already consciously keeping reserves of my energy.

I joined a facebook group for chronic migraineurs, and it's helped me feel a little more connected to the world lately. They're talking a lot about this daith piercing trend that's happening. I don't have a great track record with piercings, they take forever to heal, but I'm interested in hearing others' experiences with it. It sounded like bunk to me, especially because the daith doesn't line up with any acupuncture points for migraine, but some people are seeing positive effects so I can't help but be curious.

I haven't seen any changes in my migraines since starting the vitamin E regimen, so I won't be buying more when the bottle runs out. The St. John's Wort may have made a difference however, I found my depression to be a little easier to ride out this month, but I still felt really anxious, maybe even more anxious than I was before? I dealt with it ok, but still, it was not my favorite.

I'm having a bit of an emotional crisis over having biological children. I always thought I'd get to it, but my health, money, having a relationship, home life and financial situation that feels stable enough to bring a child into it; it's never felt right, and now I'm faced with a bit of a now or never choice. I can always adopt in the future, and that's something I'd like to do, but I can't help but feel turmoil over this choice to either possibly lose my chance to give birth or to dive into the deep end and have a child now. I need to see my dr after the new year, and all I can do is hope that she'll have another option for me.


C. said...

Holla, my friend. I just had to look up daith piercing to see what it is. As I was looking at the picture and reading about where it's located, I put my hand up to my ear and touched the acupuncture needle in a bandaid that my acupuncturist leaves in my ear for long term (she calls it a press tack). So! I can tell you that the daith point is in fact on a meridian that affects stress levels, and so I wouldn't be surprised if it eliminated migraines for some people whose immune systems are not overloaded by ALL THE SENSITIVITIES. The press tack didn't work for me long term, although it helped me to feel more balanced when I was feeling extremely stressed. Food for thought though. Seriously. And happy solstice to you!

steph said...

ok, now that is some interesting information! I guess I'm going to have to think about this further. Thanks, my friend! And happy solstice to you!

Migrainista said...

Merry Christmas dear Steph!