Hello to all!
Just a little note to let you know that I have not fallen off of the face of the earth. Things have been a tad rough lately and I just wanted to touch base and let you know I will be back to my old self soon. Actually, hopefully a new and improved self.
For those of you that know me, I suffer from migraines. Have since I was in fourth grade. I have been taking preventative medicine for about six years straight now, same kind of medicine and the full dose.
Lately, my "gut" has been telling me that I need to get off of this stuff. I have never liked taking medicine, and I especially don't like putting stuff in my system for a long time. I spoke with my doctor and she has helped a great deal, although I don't think she really likes the idea.
I just feel that I have really gotten to know my body and what triggers my migraines. I have great medicine to take when I have a migraine and just feel that it is time to try and "take control" and not put so much into my system.
For the past month or so, I have slowly tapered off of this stuff. I have had no medicine for about a week now. The side effects and withdraws have been crazy. I have a lot of swelling and my girls are laughing because if they push their hand down on my belly, their hand print remains for about an hour. Okay, not really that long, but it does look pretty crazy. My hands are "asleep" and it REALLY hurts to try and grasp anything. Naturally as an altered artist (cool, there I am putting out that confident artist term about myself again) that is just a huge fear. I NEED to be able to work with my hands. It keeps me sane. Just weird, crazy stuff going on. I have also had about four migraines in the past week and have an increased sensitivity to light. I actually wore my sunglasses inside today. My girls must feel like I am a vampire, "No! Don't open the curtains, close them, quick!"
Anyway, not to go on and be a big, as my husband and I say to one another, "Wa, Wa" although I would appreciate it if you would send some prayers my way. Just wanted to let you all know that I still love you dearly and will return emails, and messages soon. I have been invited to join in on some great new groups and need to let several of you know that I have been reading your blogs. Just haven't been leaving many comments.
I know I will get through this, and I know how blessed I am. I thank God for all of my blessings, and for each of you. Know that I am still with you all in blog spirit, and you will be hearing from me personally VERY soon!