Pain Management

Managing migraines

So if you (like me) suffer from severe headaches and/or migraines you’ll know just how debilitating they can be. It's like they just take over your mind and stop you from functioning. I find I can't push through them or block them out like I can with most of my other pains. I’ve had headaches for most of my life, but low-grade. It wasn’t until 2014 that I regularly experienced severe headaches frequently and started to have migraines as well.

Nothing at all.

I have been increasingly stressed lately primarily with uni work, and I don’t really manage my stress well. So last night, I felt exhausted and sore but so stressed because of all the things I had to do for uni. But instead of pushing myself and trying to get them done when I wouldn’t have been able to concentrate or do them properly anyway, I lit a candle and read a book, and then went to bed early.

Counting Spoons

I have only recently come across The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino, and already think it is one of the greatest things in all existence. It gives a simple yet effective way of explaining how it feels to live with and manage a chronic illness on a daily basis, for unless you have experienced it yourself it is almost impossible to understand. If you haven’t read it already, I truly recommend you do.