Awake With Headache

It’s 1:30 a.m and I am awake.  Sometimes I wonder if I wake up  or even go to sleep with a headache just because I have my meds refilled now. Like, it’s subconscious or something.  Anyway, I am trying to avoid the strong stuff now and took Tylenol Extra Strength this time.

A few days ago, getting a refill of my Imatrex was hell.  I am between doctors and the doctor I am seeing refused to refill it.  I went to Urgent Care who wouldn’t help me, then finally went to emergency where I got help.  I had to call Crazy at 3 am to come over to help.

Anyway, now that my name is officially changed, I am going to choose a new doctor.

I have a few more topics to discuss since it’s been a busy week, but, need more sleep first. So, stay tuned.

 

Daith For Headaches

I have been a Headache/Migraine sufferer for years.   I will wake up with a headache and go to sleep with one.  I usually take a Tylenol every morning and night. .until now.
     Yesterday,  I got the Daith Piercing.   The pain getting it done was unbelievable.   I had read the piercing might help Migraines.   So, last night I tested it out.   I did not take any Tylenol before bed, and surprisingly,  I do not have a headache after or during waking up.  I am stunned!   Of course my ear will take a long time to heal. 
I have been having a few minor bits of pain today and needed Tylenol help the ear.

Relationship Changes & Cat Antics

My husband came into this relationship with nothing but is leaving with half a house full of stuff which I am packing as best I can.

I have had headaches for 4 days straight,  most of which is due to stress.   While I am getting comfortable being alone again,  the whole situation has really not sunk in and probably won’t until his stuff is gone.

In other news, yesterday Monkey (Siamese) knocked over my coffee while running around,  then,  one of the older ones knocked the food out of my hands and onto the floor as I was feeding them

I woke up today to find grass on my floor and someone has been fishing in one of the tanks.

Never a dull moment here.

Have a good day!

Diet And Headache Help

So, D. got me some ‘Gluten-Ease’ and it is amazing.  It blocks the Gluten and Casse an particles for those that have Celiac or are Gluten – Free or even those with wheat allergies with one pill per meal.  However,  I have learned that different foods have different levels so two donuts may need 1 pill but Top Ramon may need two.   Anyway,  it is awesome to be able to eat real food again once in a while.

I am considering Float Therapy for my headaches and we have it in Vegas.  It is a soundproof water chamber (like a Hot Tub) where you float in water that mimics your skin. You lose all or most sensation and it really helps stress.  Would rather try that then Acupuncture first.

Book Review and Real Life

Just finished an amazing book by Jodi Picoult titled; Nineteen Minutes.  She took interviews and facts of real school shootings and turned them into a fiction one.  When I told my husband I was reading this, he said it was Gross and wondered why anyone would want to write such a thing.  But, as I read it, it really made me think.  It got into the mind of the Shooter as well as the Victims.  You don’t always think about what they have been through or what leads them to freak out and shoot up the school, or other people.  In this case she used the bullying aspect, as it seems in most cases.  It makes me remember the children I grew up with (I don’t like term “Kids” unless we are talking about Goats.) I always did friend the Underdogs because I was made fun of a lot.  Think if you were the child who was teased and ridiculed for years and nobody listened to you?  Or, were you the one that teased that person?  Do you think it may be possible they flip out and do something drastic?  This book also looked at the family of the Shooter.  In this case, the family did not know.  That is true for many.  Many families don’t pay attention.  They give their children privacy, not thinking that is the last thing they need. Is it really fair to blame the parents who seriously didn’t know all that was going wrong in a school that was not taking care of bullying?  This is a book I believe parents should read.  Or, maybe even Juniors and Seniors in High School.  I would put it on a required reading list.  This is a book that makes one think and can really help to stop this violence in so many schools.  We did not have this sort of violence when I was growing up and children were still cruel to each other.  I am still friends with a few of those people now, on both sides.  But, we have all grown up.  Thank God, we have all made it through.

In home news, my MIL will most definitely be moving in soon and we have started rearranging the house for her.  We are planning on giving her a time limit as well as a few other rules.

I have had headaches for 2-3 days straight which I believe is partially due to stress.  Not just over his Mother but, also the fact that with the wedding party approaching in a month; the girl that ruined our wedding still bothers me.  Apparently, our Pastor spoke about forgiveness and wants me to hear his sermon from Wednesday (I was with the children teaching).  However, I am not ready to forgive and do not want her at our party.  D. does not feel the same way and said we need to be bigger people and she probably would not come anyway, but, that isn’t the point.  It hurts that he won’t acknowledge my feelings and let me have more time.  Actually, he will because he has to.  But, that is a tough one between us.

Lastly for today, our pregnant crab dropped her babies to early and we don’t think any survived.  We got them to another tank as quickly as possible, but it looks like it may have been to late.  That’s okay because she is a little Hussy and will get knocked up again. lol.

What’s really sad though, is I woke up to see another dead frog in D’s tank and this time, the Ghost Shrimp are eating him.  It seems like almost everybody that dies is from that tank.  That was one reason I wanted my own.  My fish and frogs are doing fine.  I wish my baby frog, Frankenfrog would stay a baby though.  He is so cute now, I really don’t want him to get big.

Some of my Health Issues

Last night was the first night of my Fiancé’s new job and a terrible night for me.

I don’t know how much I have elaborated on this blog but, I am a Migraine Sufferer and will be starting Botox Treatments for it soon.  In the meantime, I have been using Fioricet and Maxalt to help with the pain.  My insurance is no longer covering the Fioricet and since I’ve had a Kidney Transplant, I cannot take Advil or the other one which they recommend.  I have tried all the other drugs.  So, the doctor has advised to only use Maxalt until I start Botox which is on the 28th.  The problem with that is, my Insurance only approves about 6-8 Maxalt pills per month and I get Migraines about once a day.  Today is the 6th and I have 3 left.  I’m not good at math but that means, I will be without for approximately 14 days with nothing for the pain.  Oh Lord, Give me Strength.

I was also born with a metabolic disorder and am the 2nd eldest living with it in the world, we believe.  It is called Propionic Acidemia and is mainly a children’s disease which most children don’t survive with or if they do, they have physical and mental disabilities.  This is the main reason for my weight loss as, I should be on a formula but Nevada does not approve it, except as a “medical food.” and will not cover “medical foods” for those of us older then 18.  I am being followed by a Metabolic Doctor for this.

I will list just a few more of my issues to give you a picture of what I deal with.  I have IBS, ADD, and Depression. I take at least 12 pills a day (provided I remember) which includes my anti-rejection meds which I am on for life.  I had a Kidney Transplant in 20007 and the Kidney Disease was probably caused by my Metabolic Disorder, but that is not confirmed. Apparently, others with this disorder are also getting Migraine Headaches yet, they are still saying the Migraines are not related to the disease.  They really don’t know what is related when it comes to the adults.