I've noticed that we seem to have several new members. I would like to personally welcome all of you. We all like to meet new members, hear what's new with you and hear about the ways you're living with your headaches.
My name is Nicky and I am one of the moderators in partnership with Tsymboo. You probably see us on here regularly. We're here to help whenever we can. Feel free to email us by clicking on the far left icon under our names or posting a message.
I had headaches as a child, they stopped for a while and then started again in my twenties. I'm in my thirties now. I feel like a pro sometimes because I've been through so much. Then I read some of the posts here and realize I don't know that much. I'm going through the process like many in partnership with my doctor, neurologist, and psychologist and have tried many medications and even Botox.
Everything got really bad at the end of last year when I went off on disability diagnosed with depression. I also suffer regularly from anxiety and insomnia. I'm sure they're all intimately intertwined.
So that's a bit about me and now for the second reason of my message. I didn't sleep much last night thanks to my cat, Tora, a magnificent Russian Blue. He has an innate ability to know when I don't feel well. He sleeps with me, usually at my head and when my head hurts likes to tenderize me with his claws. His ability to sense a headache is incredile. Other than his need to knead me which wakes me up continuously it is very comforting. Pets have an incredibly ability to make you feel better and comforted when not much else will.
Does anyone else have any other good pet stories?
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha