The world sucks so here's my own happiness to share. It might not seem like it at first, but why would my journal entries start off happy? Strap in for a long one.
So as I'm sure many, if not most, of you know, I get migraines pretty frequently. Daily, sometimes more than one a day. They're awful, and a lot of the time leave me non-functional for hours. Often I can only hide in a quiet room until the migraine goes away. Painkillers don't really help.
Well at least, that was a few years ago. This has been going on since around 2011 and I've been seeing all sorts of doctors and specialists and trying whatever home remedies and really anything I can. The doctors all told me there was no reason for me to be getting them. No tumors or anything. I've been on a changing list of prescription meds the whole time just to get a handle on the whole situation and now, finally, in the past 6-12 months I feel like I've really hit the sweet spot.
Not only have I found the perfect mix of meds, but I've discovered a sort of anti-migraine diet. No cheese, no nuts, no chocolate, no caffeine, no avocado, no to a lot more. It's pretty restrictive, but I've been adapting to it incredibly well. And holy shit, everyone I know been helping too. Those cookies up there above this wall of text are pink and white cookies @samndrsn got me because both sides are vanilla. No chocolate. Shit, @mathraptor knows my list of banned foods better than I do.
So with the combined diet and meds I don't have hours of migraines anymore. Or even daily migraines. Now it's maybe three or four a week, and they last for 15 minutes to an hour. Sometimes I can just fight through them and not even stop what I'm doing. I can't remember the last time I took a painkiller.
I really just want to say thanks. There's a lot of you who really go out of your way to really help me with my chronic health issues and it really means a lot to me. It's gotten a lot better recently but there are times in the past few years when I just miss events or show up at someones' house only to go catatonic for a few hours. That's not fun for anyone. So thanks for putting up with me. You're all amazing.