Hey fellow readers and bloggers!
I need to apologise for not posting anything in a while. I do suffer from chronic migraines, which have sadly been playing up a lot lately. I haven’t been able to think about reading, let alone actually pick up a book, my tablet (other than my migraine tablets that is 😜) or look at a laptop screen to type up a new post. I’ve been suffering with chronic migraines since I was 17 years old, and they’ve been getting worse over the last year. This really sucks when you love to read!!! This also sucks when you’ve got a new blogging site.
I started doing new online university courses, a Child Behaviour course and a Legal Secretary course, as well as working, before the migraines started getting worse. Because the migraines then started escalating and got out of control, I then had to reluctantly drop the courses because I couldn’t look at the laptop, couldn’t do the work and fell too far behind and couldn’t catch up. Plus, with the constant pain, the courses weren’t high on my priority list. A couple of months later, my job was the next thing to go.
It’s not just the headaches that comes when you have migraines, which is what some people just assume, that’s just apart of it. For me, I have horrible pain in my eyes, which make any light extremely painful, causing me to spend the whole time lying cwtched up in bed in the pitch black under the black, plus my vision can then become blurry on times. I become nauseous and am unable to eat because if I do eat, it all just comes back up. Any bit of noise or certain smells can make things work, or can trigger one in the first place. I become forgetful because of the pain, I can barley walk, because with each footstep is like throbbing pain and that’s if I can lift my head up to begin with. My mood and emotions and like a whirlwind because of the pain and I have to be left alone, otherwise I find myself shouting at friends or family members for silly things that I shouldn’t be. This is also because I become so irritable. I even get neck pain, stiffness and shooting pains up and down my neck.
I am still back and fore the surgery, seeing my GP, who has referred me to see specialist neurologists, who isn’t the first consultant I’ve been referred to since I’ve first been diagnosed with chronic migraines. The funny thing about the type of migraine that i have is that you need three things to have it, and yepp, i have the three things. A family history of Ashma, a family history of Migraines and now for the weird one, my hair colour!! Yepp, I was born with my hair colour. That is actually one of them. And I looked at him stupid when he asked me if I dyed my hair. I have been put on so many daily “preventative” medication, and am currently on the strongest doses of multiple tablets I’ve ever been put on, which, while makes me drowsy and slugish as hell, isn’t working for the migraines at the moments. I’m also on medication that’s to be taken more directly for when the migraine attacks, which is what changes more, and in this case is injections, which does take the edge off of the migraine. This is a start and more than anything has done in a while. So hopefully this is a good start.
So I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while and I have tried to, even if it was just a quote. I am going to try and be more active now and I know that this post has nothing to do with books, but hopefully it explains the long gaps in between some of my posts.