Enough is enough. I have to pull myself together. (I wrote that before seeing what I titled my last post.)
The headaches had gotten bad the last few weeks. I mean, “I don’t think I can take this anymore” bad. I have been doing a lot of things to work on them. Interestingly, one thing I have found that helps is chewing gum. I noticed it would stop hurting when I ate, but would start right back up again shortly afterwards, so I thought it might be something mechanical making the difference. So I got the idea of chewing gum. And it really does help. I still have to do the other things – muscle relaxant, work on my posture at the computer, stretching, etc., but chewing gum helps ease up the really bad ones. Another thing I noticed is that I have really been clinching my teeth at night. I’m trying to be aware of that and I think it has improved a little, but it’s hard to be totally aware of it when you are asleep. I had a night-guard, but I don’t know where I put it. If I can’t find it, I may need to buy another one. I can tell when I first wake up whether I have been doing it. This morning, I felt much better.
I have noticed a difference with the second anti-depressant. I have noticed an improvement in my motivation in other ways; now I just need it to affect my eating.
I’m spending quite a bit of time alone, which I know is not helping. My knee is REALLY bothering me the last week or so, and I know the added weight is affecting it. Some mornings when I first stand up, I really notice the extra weight and feel like I can’t hold up under it much longer. I must get it going back the other direction.
Enough is enough.