Major Herx & Enjoying The Sunshine – Treatment Weeks 43 & 44

Hello there,

This fortnight has not been that bad, I actually managed to make it out of the house!

I went to the garden centre, which was amazing, although very overwhelming because it was really sunny and really busy, so it was very bright and loud. Two things, which as a rule, I generally try and avoid. But really it was just great to get out somewhere that wasn’t a hospital or doctors surgery.

I also made it outside to sit in the garden, which was fantastic, because I’m pretty sure I didn’t do that at all last year. So that obviously shows progress. Unfortunately immediately afterwards I had a seriously major herx, that was actually quite scary, and took me a long time recover.

Actually on second thought it’s been kind of a strange two weeks because although I’ve done a couple of things that are really great, the rest of the days have pretty much been spent recovering and feeling kind of rubbish. So a bit of a mixed bag, but I’m still counting it as good because I made it outside…twice!

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Diabetic Eye Screening & Flowers 🌷 – Treatment Weeks 41 & 42

Hello there,

This fortnight, although I’ve had some rough days, generally it’s been pretty good.

Very excitingly I left the house for something that’s to medical related (a very rare occurrence), to buy some flowers for my mum for mothers day, and I even arranged them myself which went surprisingly well.

I also managed to go for my diabetic eye screening, despite feeling terrible, and it was much easier than I thought, so that was good. I think we can all agree that’s been a long time in coming! haha.

Hope you enjoy the video, and I’ll be back soon.

Until next time, Rhosyn.

New Medication & Some Good Days – Treatment Weeks 41 & 42

Hello there,

This fortnight got off to a rocky start, I think I actually experienced the worst nights sleep I’ve ever had, which is saying something considering how the last couple of months have been.

As the days went on though things actually got better and I had some good days! Greatly helped by the fact that I had an appointment with my doctor where I finally got prescribed an antiemetic. It’s helped so much, it’s just such a relief to be able to sleep and eat better, and just being able to do those two things has really contributed to the good days I’ve had.

 

 

So overall, a great improvement over the last month or so!

Until next time, Rhosyn.

Changing My Protocol – Treatment Weeks 37 & 38

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I wish I could say that this fortnight was better, but I can’t.  The insomnia subsided slightly, but the nausea was still a real problem, waking me up in the night and keeping me that way for hours.

I had a phone appointment with my Breakspear doctor and together we agreed that it would be a good idea to switch to a herbal protocol for a while to give my body a break. I was really nervous to start this because everything I seem to do at the moment seems to make me feel worse, but by the end of the fortnight I’d plucked up the courage to start.

 

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My Chronic Life Turns Two!

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So today marks two whole years since I started this blog. Wow, I’m actually finding this hard to believe.

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This time last year, for My Chronic Life’s 1st birthday I wrote a summary of all my favourite posts that year. I’m not going to do that this year, because to be honest I don’t feel that proud of much of the content that I’ve produced on here this year. I don’t think I’ve written many particularly insightful, or thought provoking posts.

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Nausea and Insomnia Continued – Treatment Weeks 35 & 36

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These last two weeks have been hard, for a number of reasons. Firstly, as you can probably guess from the title of the video, the nausea and insomnia that started last week hasn’t really let up. So just generally things have been quite difficult. I did manage to make it to an appointment though, which I’m very proud of myself for doing!

Secondly, the second half of this fortnight was hugely stressful. It got to the point where I was less than two weeks away from going back to Breakspear, and it felt impossible. I wasn’t eating or sleeping properly, and basically felt the most ill I’ve ever felt. After grappling with the decision for a few days, I made the decision to cancel.

 

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Medication Withdrawal – Treatment Weeks 33 & 34

Hello there,

Well this fortnight has been…interesting. I’ve been suffering with horrible withdrawal from Mirtazapine which has caused insomnia and really bad nausea. This has meant that I can neither eat nor sleep properly.

It’s been very hard going, but I’m pretty proud of myself by how I’ve been coping because nausea and lack of sleep are two of the symptoms I find hardest to deal with.

As a result of feeling basically terrible I did absolutely nothing during the two weeks shown in this video! haha, but a few good things did happen despite all that.

 

 

Until next time, Rhosyn.