So I'm going to start with this tidbit: The brain literally starts eating itself when it doesn't get enough sleep. AHHHhhhhhh!!!!!!! My brain is EATING itself. WTAF! Not cool. Other issues with sleep deprivation can include: Impacts short-term and long-term memory Concentration becomes impaired along with problem-solving abilities and even creativity Mood instability- obviously lack … Continue reading Painsomnia and sleep deprivation
Chronic pain is just one of those things that is a bit tricky to manage. I know this. You know this. Our doctors know this. And that is why advice seems so... contrary. Exercise.... but stay within your Limits Pace... But make sure you Do things Rest and recover- but Not Too much What the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Do but also Don’t do
Okay, this is going to be a weird post about reality and what we can actually Know about reality when we have neurological conditions. So weird. Just a heads up. I have persistent migraine auras and also auras before a migraine. And I get a boatload of types. The visual- which is my persistent migraine … Continue reading Migraine auras and hallucinations
So I have had a really hard time describing how I feel with this vestibular disorder I developed over a year ago now. I am dizzy and I do get vertigo but what really concerned me was the insane brain fog, and this spaced out feeling or 'zoned out'. I kept using the term spaced … Continue reading Derealization: Spaced out
Chronic illness comes with fatigue more often than not. And we don't feel well with various symptoms. We are tired. We are sick. It is easy to get into a slump mentally and emotionally. And then the motivation to do anything at all equally slumps. I am in that slump right now. I am exhausted. … Continue reading Motivational slump
So your friend had a long day at work and is tired And you have fatigue And they say 'Yeah everyone gets tired sometimes' So what is the difference? I'm tired, I'll go to bed early today I'm fatigued and carried a lead blanket of it all day. Dragging my butt through the day. And … Continue reading Chronic illness: Tired? Or fatigue?