Hi all. I thought I would post some positive news since this forum gets me kind of down sometimes. For the past 5 days I’ve been feeling practically symptom free!..Here are some things I’ve been trying to do lately in case this helps anyone else. I can’t really pinpoint which one of them is helping the most.
-I’ve been eliminating beer and wine from my diet. I’m a social drinker and was in denial that these things were huge triggers, but they are. I have been drinking only vodka lately (I just can’t cut alcohol out completely!) and that is helping tremendously.
-I went off birth control about 3 weeks ago, since my husband and I are going to be trying for a baby soon. Although last time I experimented with going off BC, I felt WORSE and had migraines for a month straight, this time I’m doing pretty well. I also went off almost all of my other meds, including Paxil, and cut down my Verapamil intake from 240 mg a day to 80. In a couple weeks, I’ll go off it completely. I thought I’d be feeling worse by now, but who knows anymore.
- I am trying to not oversleep as often. I have a tendency to oversleep much of the time, due to feeling heavy-headed and dizzy at night and going to be early, and then not getting up because I feel groggy and dizzy in the morning. Lately, I’ve been trying to get no more than 9 hours a sleep or less. I still oversleep beyond this sometimes.
-Exercising. I got lazy about exercise over the summer, and this is when I had a massive flare-up of symptoms. I’m trying to exercise more now, rotating days of elyptical machine and yoga. Exercise seems to give more some more energy.
- Vitamins. I’ve been taking magnesium, a B-complex vitamin, and folic acid (in prep for baby) daily. Who knows, maybe this is helping?
That’s about it. Check in with me next week and I might feel like crap again, but I wanted to revel in positiveness today. Good luck all!