I don’t encourage constant “doctor shopping” for a variety of reasons. Specifically, if you suffer from chronic pain or take any medications that are controlled substances (CII-IV). It is also challenging to maintain your medical record, keep track of diagnoses, and really understand a clear picture of your health when you’re constantly getting different inputs. … Continue reading Tips for finding a new doctor and what to do in that first appointment
Social media is full of mantras. #MondayMantras, right? It always seems like these are profound and spiritual expressions to connect a person with positivity and the world. The Oxford Dictionary defines “mantra” as: Noun (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditationA Vedic hymn.A statement or slogan repeated … Continue reading Embracing the suck. Why this is my mantra.
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Confession: I really don’t pay attention to the news. I get my news from two places: The Politico Playbook every morning and the Pantsuit Politics podcast. Politico gives me every headline and if I want to dive deeper, I can. Pantsuit Politics gives me the discussion I’d like to have with my peers, but know … Continue reading Why the La Croix lawsuit is extremely relevant to your health
I will admit that I have never liked going to the dentist. I don’t want to say “I don’t like the dentist” because I actually love my dentist. The actual cleaning is a special kind of hell for the majority of the population. I often hear people say things like “I would rather have hours … Continue reading Surviving dental appointments with migraine
I don't know about everyone else, but my computer or phone are the LAST things I want to look at with a migraine. Unfortunately, most days, I still have to work and be as productive as I possibly can, given those conditions. The computer screen is by far the toughest, but I have found programs and … Continue reading Avoiding eyestrain when you can’t avoid the screen
It may sound silly, but I really don't know how I managed my blog before this planner.
Last month, as I was preparing for classes to begin and had a lot of nervous energy, I took on some projects to keep my mind busy and “condition myself” for lack of a better expression to be more prepared for balancing work and school. The opportunity to take a self-paced writing course called “31 … Continue reading 31 Days of Expressive Writing
Here we are in Week 5… one week into dose 2. If you’re still with me, great! If not, at least I have records someplace! Preparedness is an essential part of my personality Planning and chronic illnesses are not mutually exclusive, but they are not exactly friendly with one another either. I can typically “prepare” … Continue reading A week in the life of Aimovig: Week 5
I have spent most of my life having blood tests done, MRIs, CT scans, tilt table tests, and various other tests. It is easy for me to assume the worst when something feels wrong, even if it has the simplest of answers. I have nerve damage on my right side that causes a great deal … Continue reading Downsizing fashionably