It's a Rough Day


I want to sleep like my dog.
Since getting sick, I've encountered symptoms that would make anyone want to jump off a roof. Imagine being nauseous all the time. For my fellow ladies that have been pregnant - imagine feeling like you did in your first trimester all day long without reprieve. That's just one symptom. Lately, my eyes have started going blurry.

Last night I went to bed with the start of a migraine. Usually I can take some medication, head to bed, and wake up feeling better in the morning. Just not this morning.This morning I woke up with the same migraine and now my eyes are going blurry.

Let's back up a bit. This new symptom of blurry vision freaked me out enough that I sought the help of another ophthalmologist. So, I asked my dad to drive me on Monday to have a comprehensive exam. Turns out, I have retinoschisis but that's not what's causing my issues. I also have a misalignment of my eyes...which could totally be causing some of my problems. At the very basis of it, I have dry eyes and was told to use OTC eye drops. Except they don't work. And my eyes are really blurry today.

Migraines are common for dysautonomia patients but I can usually take meds to dull the pain. Right now, it's not working. To add insult to injury, it's a dreary day outside, so emotionally I'm feeling matching my mood to the color of the sky.

I'm having a rough day and it's only 8:15am. I have a killer migraine, spots on my hand, my hands are puffy, and my eyes are blurry. While I know some of this will likely clear up by the afternoon, I'm envious of my sleeping dog who just cuddles up wherever he is and falls asleep. I don't have that luxury. So, for now, I'll just have my little pity party while I drink copious amounts of Gatorade.

Happy Friday.

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