Where’s Whoopsie #4: I’m Aware that I’m Rarely Aware

Huh. Dysautonomia, ADHD, and mental health share an awareness month! (Mental Health Awareness Week this year was October 1-7. Oops. I guess I missed that one!) It’s a pity that migraines get June for their awareness month. I was this close to only having to remember one month on this blog. That would have been … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #4: I’m Aware that I’m Rarely Aware

Liebster Awards

I talked in a recent blog post about how I have been able to deal with a family crisis (read: a new flavor of an old 3h!7 sandwich) this past month while still maintaining my career, Improv class, and general head-above-water appearance. I may have slightly exaggerated that in one capacity: I have been terrible … Continue reading Liebster Awards

POTSies Against Nazis

I have a colorful new diagnosis. (I also have gastritis, probably as a result of being allergic to everything.) I'm not inflammatory (IBD), but I'm pretty salty. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a type of dysautonomia officially characterized by a heart rate increase of at least thirty bpm upon standing. This tachycardia is often associated with a … Continue reading POTSies Against Nazis

Subway Sociology #1: Showing Ini-$h*!-ive: Business Meetings with IBS and ADHD

I just came back from a business meeting in another state. A small group of us went. We stayed at different hotels, and we agreed to meet up half an hour before the meeting to make sure no one was late. The meeting was in a city with good mass transit, so my boss encouraged … Continue reading Subway Sociology #1: Showing Ini-$h*!-ive: Business Meetings with IBS and ADHD

*Press It* Presents for Your Loved Ones with Chronic Migraine — The Migraine Chronicles

via Presents for Your Loved Ones with Chronic Migraine — The Migraine Chronicles My own migraines have been getting the best of me this week. I'm about to go out of town for a business trip, and I'm praying I can get them under some control before I leave. I wasn't aware before this reblog … Continue reading *Press It* Presents for Your Loved Ones with Chronic Migraine — The Migraine Chronicles

CBT and the Statistician

Catastrophizing is an interesting phenomenon when you are a statistician. It's ingrained in me to work out the odds, even for the things I fear the most. I am the girl who corrects her therapist that, "No, I don't actually think X, Y or Z is going to happen. I objectively assign only about a … Continue reading CBT and the Statistician

Class Discrimination and the Republican Health Care Bill

In my last two blog posts, I have talked about my fears of, and experiences with, medical discrimination. I haven't talked about medical bills, though they are rapidly stacking up. I was raised in the middle class, and my current income from my numbers-heavy job keeps me there (so far. ADHD isn't a great thing … Continue reading Class Discrimination and the Republican Health Care Bill

Rejecting My Diagnoses: Am I Really a Spoonie?

I have ADHD, PTSD, and anxiety. I also have chronic migraines, IBS, food allergies, and I've been getting poked and prodded more than normal recently because my physical symptoms may or may not have changed in a way that warrants an additional diagnosis (we shall see). Thinking too hard about myself as a "spoonie" - … Continue reading Rejecting My Diagnoses: Am I Really a Spoonie?