General wellness/self-care

Discussion in 'Wellness' started by user4092, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    For me, it's not necessarily limiting caffeine so much as balancing any I have with enough other fluids the rest of the day. Right now, I'm barely waking up with my 2-3 cups, so no way I'm giving it up. That means I have to guzzle a ton of water the rest of the day though, and especially more when it's hot.
     
  2. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    Hm, that's a thought too - I definitely don't drink enough water during the day. I don't really replace it with anything else, I just need to be better about drinking more, and making sure its water.
     
  3. user4030

    user4030 Chicken

    Let’s talk about what we’re doing to take care of ourselves right now <3

    I took it easy today, and when I turned off the Switch I noticed my reflection, and that I wasn’t feeling how my eyebrows looked. Right now no one cares how my eyebrows look, except for me, so I tweezed them and it was good.

    I’ve also been doing yoga, and now I’m gonna go wash some dishes and then paint my nails.
     
  4. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’ve gained weight in my stomach which, I believe, is causing major back pain. My doctor had me get x-rays and an MRI (fuck I hope I never have to get another MRI. So much anxiety). They both show mild osteoarthritis but my doctor wasn’t worried about it. I’m having a really hard time losing the belly fat and now when I exercise the pain gets worse. I’m giving in and looking into CoolSculpting. I’ve requested consultations with a few places. The only thing that sucks is the results are not immediate but I can’t handle lipo. Even with the new technology it freaks me out.

    I think I forgot to mention my MRI experience. My doctor prescribed Ativan but I watched a bunch of videos and decided I’d be fine. LOLOLOL He had booked with one of the old machines that has a tiny bore. I had my eyes closed and as soon as the table went in, I could feel the space get smaller. I was like, “I’m not ok! I’m not ok!” and they brought the table back out. I couldn’t do it. The tech was super nice and said they have wide bore machines but they were booked so I asked my doctor to book one of those. I took the Ativan the second time but it didn’t really do anything but I relaxed after a few minutes in the machine. My head wasn’t in it (it almost was but I could see the ceiling if I tilted it back) and the tech took the pillow away so I had more space and could tilt my head back. The noise was awful even with earplugs. I really hope I never have to do it again.
     
  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I've been off for a whole week, which I really really REALLY needed. I forced myself to do only the bare minimum of chores and put a few extra on P's list. I went to every plant nursery and store garden center in a 10 mi radius and spent hours at home listening to murder podcasts while playing with plants and soil. My shoulders are loosening up just thinking about it all.
     
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  6. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I don’t know if any of you remember about 5 years ago we flew to Buffalo and I got a weird illness after flying. It started after I got off the plane and was like a bouncing feeling. Dramamine did nothing for it. We flew again a few years ago and it happened again. I’ve been afraid to fly ever since. We’ve been on a road trip between the 2 flying trips and nothing happened but we just got back from Santa Barbara yesterday and I had some issues on the trip. I was fine in SB but we stayed somewhere close to home on our way back up and I got the bouncing thing. I had it yesterday when we got back and dramamine didn’t work. Google tells me it’s called Mal de Debarquement and there aren’t many studies on it. No cure but it said benzodiazepines help some people. They specifically mentioned Ativan. I have Ativan so I took a chance and took one pill. It seems to have worked. I have an appointment with my doc on Wednesday to discuss it. We’re flying to Seattle in December and if Ativan works for me, I want a prescription for the trip. Some people get this thing and it doesn’t go away for months or even a year. My fear is that happening to me. I don’t know how I would function. Do any of you guys get this or know someone who does? If Ativan works, I have no issues taking it but I would like to have an arsenal of remedies ready to go if needed.
     
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  7. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m sorry, not familiar with it, but I’m glad the Ativan worked for you
     
  8. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Yours is the first case I've heard @virgo . I'm sorry you have to deal with this and hope the doctor has more info for you. Yay for the Ativan working!
     
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  9. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Yeah I’d never heard of it before I had symptoms. I have a FB friend who said her friend gets it and gets a shot before flying. I’m waiting to hear back on what the shot is. I just emailed my psychiatrist about it because I remembered he’s the one who said to take Ativan when I fly. Hopefully I hear from him tomorrow. I drove yesterday morning and the symptoms came back. I’m thinking I should have waited a few days before being in a car. I do feel like it’s going away though. It’s less frequent and when it happens, the bouncing is less severe.
     
  10. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    So I’m still having the feeling but it is much less pronounced and not as frequent. It got worse last week which sucked because I totally thought it was going away. I talked to my regular doctor and he said it’s vertigo except I’ve never had vertigo without dizziness or nausea. He told me to take meclizine until it goes away but when I read up on meclizine, it’s prescribed to treat dizziness and nausea, neither of which I have. UGH! I did try it for a few days with no results. I’m irritated because he didn’t listen to me and completely shot down that this might be mal de debarquement. He actually chuckled when I suggested it. I get that it’s rare but it exists which means people have it which means I could have it. My psychiatrist had never heard of it. I give up.
     
  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m sorry, that sounds really frustrating.
     
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  12. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sorry your doc was so rude. I suffer from vertigo on occasion, and what you've described doesn't sound the same.
     
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  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Thanks guys. My fear has been that this will turn into the syndrome that last months or years but the stories I’ve read so far seem to be of people that got the syndrome the first time they got symptoms. This is the 3rd time I’ve had it so I’m trying to be hopeful that it’s just something I’ll get for 1-2 weeks and then it goes away. We’re flying in December so fingers crossed. I’m still going to ask my psychiatrist for Ativan for the flight though (as a just in case it works thing and also, I don’t fly well and get really anxious). I’m so curious what causes it. I had already started learning to snowboard when I got it the first time so I wonder if it has anything to do with concussions. I know I had at least one from a bad snowboarding fall. I’ll probably never know. I’m done trying to get info from my doctor though. Maybe in a few years there will be more info out there and I’ll have a different doctor after we move.