The slippery slope of high pain and depression at night

I was talking about triggers with my psychologist in regards to depression. He said he pretty much knew what mine were. And I said good thing someone knows. But, in fact, some were pretty clear. Two massively big ones: Pain and Over-thinking. And how it creates the perfect storm. How both of my suicide attempts … Continue reading The slippery slope of high pain and depression at night

10 things we are doing for our health that people are not aware of

Ever been told that you do not do 'enough' for your health? Like you're not working hard enough to cure yourself? It makes me wonder if people, in fact, realize all the things we, in fact, do for our health. And frankly, we do a whole boatload for our health and wellbeing. Doctors/specialists/tests upon tests- … Continue reading 10 things we are doing for our health that people are not aware of

The persistent migraine aura

Persistent Aura Without Infarction (PAWOI) is an elusive condition where the migraine aura with migraines persists for hours, days, weeks or even years in a small percentage of migraineurs. "According to the International Headache Society, PAWOI is distinguished from normal migraines by having aura lasting longer than seven days [3]. Also, these symptoms must not … Continue reading The persistent migraine aura

10 ways you know you have a chronic illness

You know you have a chronic illness when... 1-You rate your pain by 'baseline', 'functional' and 'non-functional'. 2-You rate your fatigue by 'still conscious', 'unable to be upright' and 'capable of movement'. 3-You know more than your doctor about your illness and possibly Google at this point.   4-WebMD explodes if you attempt to use … Continue reading 10 ways you know you have a chronic illness