It’s been a rough few months for the old noggin. In order to be able to function I must admit I’ve been taking to many abortive and rescue meds for my migraines. With my neurologist we’ve been trying various preventatives without success.
I’ve been using a CPAP machine to treat mild apnea and help my headaches without success.
Been seeing a chiropractor for a couple of years now without impact on my headaches.
Tried preventatives like Candesartan and Gabapentin which had side effects that I couldn’t handle.
I’ve been taking Melatonin at night for several months and that first week I had 4 blissful days without head pain but then it settled back into the status quo.
So after my last appointment my doctor had me use Prednisone for 8 days and stop taking all abortive and rescue meds. IT SUCKED. But I did get through it. Sleeping a lot and basically doing nothing but deal with the pain.
But then after that I had to get back to being functional and taking medication to get through the days.
So I decided to try something I hadn’t before. I went to two sessions of hypnotherapy. It was really interesting.
I’m pretty open to it because I’ve felt for a long time that my mind and body were out of sync. Like my body turned on me. And the therapist talked about the conscious vs subconscious mind and how difficult it is to change the habits of the subconscious mind. So I was ready to let her shove all kinds of positive messages down into that subconscious negative Nancy of mine.
I can definitely notice a difference in my thinking. I’m much more able to redirect my negative thinking and I do feel more capable than before. No impact on my pain yet but because of the vicious cycle of anxiety, depression and migraines that feeds on negativity I seem to always be in, I am hopeful that positivity can help to break the cycle and create some change.
We shall see. I need to keep working on my thoughts and creating positivity from within. Get back to daily meditation. Keep on moving forward.
And, hopefully, leave the pain behind.