2018 Health Twist and Turns
So I’m on this kick to simplify my life. My health has take some negative turns this year and derailed me from my entrepreneurial path. I was supposed to be monetizing my blog and selling yoga experiences but I had to stop. I’ve spent over $1500 on health expenses since April. A nice little chunk of change that could have been a great vacay budget.
I found myself in hospitals for migraines, radiology centers for cysts and numerous doctors appointments for my urticaria, eczema, food intolerance and pcos. Lord I did not plan for my 2018 to take that turn. But here I am and yea I’m walking this walk.
See the last two years were so emotionally taxing on me that I think my health issues are an accumulation of the stress I was under now in physical form.
Stress is so powerful it can literally rewire your brain, hormonal system and belief systems. It takes a lot of introspection to even make the potential connection. In addition we have our everyday health stuff like pollution, chemicals and crummy food that we interact with that also play a role in our health.
Honestly I made some more superficial goal at the beginning of the year and now their real practical. I want to heal my chronic migraines, ammenhorea, PCOS, ovarian cysts, urticaria, eczema and food sensitivities.
As a yoga teacher I’ve come across some great health info but I’m not a doctor and I am walking blind like everyone else with their long standing medical conditions. I have both new and very old conditions that need to be resolved and though I didn’t plan that to be my focus I think it was just time.
I focused on just about everything over the years and now it’s time to focus on my self care and personal health.
I am not sure what is right but I believe in faith and purpose, that all experiences are useful and shape our later approach to other things in our lives.
I don’t think it’s fair but I think I have a choice of how I approach this. I could be negative or I could be determined.
Currently I am taking the following supplements to treat my health issues:
-2 Ashwagandha blends – for migraine, ammenhorea, anxiety and to lower and balance cortisol production
-vitamins C for inflammation
-Ginseng for cortisol balance
-Folic acid for PCOS
-multivitamin for general health
-Tumeric for inflammation
-Vitex for amenorrhea and PCOS
-magnesium for anxiety
-vitamin b & b12 for urticaria and eczema
-ginger tea for inflammation
Quite a list but I just couldn’t wrap my mind around taking a daily preventative medication for migraines. If I could take a pill every day for that than I could take a pill to resolve my issues in a less harmful way. Again I am not a doctor and I do rely on Dr. Google for help but I know my body and its my responsibility to make decisions that are best for it. And this is the decision I have made.
I also learned during my frequent trips to the ER that my chronic migraines could be caused by adrenal fatigue. Basically I have elevated or fluctuating levels of cortisol as well as other hormones for endocrine regulation. This fluctuation puts me at a higher risk of having a migraine. And because my body is in a constant state of fight or flight I stopped having periods.
My brain is misfiring from my migraines, to no periods to urticaria. It is confused. And I can honestly say I myself am confused in a lot of ways in my life. Where will my career go? Am I living a life full of purpose? These are questions I constantly ask myself and find I am silent or simply don’t know.
To know for sure requires a practicality that lives in the past tense. And I am planning for the future. Well more like I am executing for the future.
Out of the whole experience no matter what happens I want to keep my sense of determination and dignity. I don’t want to alway let everything get to me and I want to look back at this period of my life with my head held high that not only did I do all I could but I did it respecting myself as best I could, being at peace with myself during the process of healing even during the twist and turns.