Hi everyone. Me again! I am currently having a bit of a relapse. Has been going on for a few days now and has coincided with me returning to work full time.
After chatting on here with you lovely people I am pretty certain that it’s the stress of being back at work that has caused the mav to flare up. Anyway, my question is do you have any tips as to how to manage/cope with it and speed up my return to baseline. I know nobody can tell me how long this is likely to last but I’m at a bit of a loss with what to do with myself!!
I have already asked the question whether or not working will be damaging and I’m thinking that if I manage to control my stress levels things should settle. What I’m confused about is whether or not to just take to my bed for the weekend or maybe go and do a bit of shopping. The thing is, I’m swaying wherever I am. Sometimes it is definitely more intense I am trying to be careful about what I’m eating, I’m just unsure about how much rest I should be getting. It’s such a pain…after living a pretty normal life for the past few months I’m now back to worrying about being on my own in places in case I have be a ‘funny turn!’
Would be good to hear what people find the most helpful during the bad times.
For the past few months I thought that the MAV had gone, I thought the minor symptoms I suffered with would be all I had to deal with. This is my first ‘proper’ relapse/blip. I didn’t see it coming. I have spent a lot of time on here, even when I’m not posting I am often reading. I am a relative ‘newbie’ to this and I think what I’m experiencing is very common. I do worry, and I know this is a common worry, that this is my new ‘normal’. From what I can gather people can get hit with this and then generally manage well, albeit with some symptoms, returning to their baseline. Im so frightened that I’ve been well, relapsed and will never return to ‘normal’. Can this even happen?!! I know some poor people on here have not yet found their correct med, I sincerely hope you all do. For me to be moaning about my relapse seems a bit pathetic as I know some of you are still suffering 24/7. I am just a bit worried still!
Love to you all (sorry for rambling on!)