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
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
Trust and Mental Health Treatment (Part 2): Dropping the F(ibro) Bomb
I may or may not have fibromyalgia. Or maybe I should say that I have fibromyalgia if I accept the diagnosis? That will maybe make more sense - well, maybe make some sense - after I explain, hopefully? Honestly, if it ends up making sense to you, readers, please let me know. I'm still confused! … Continue reading Trust and Mental Health Treatment (Part 2): Dropping the F(ibro) Bomb
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?