My apologies for the delay in response.
I was not doing anything different, not even exercising. I was just abiding strictly to my migraine diet that I’ve uploaded before. My sleep schedule was smoother too, up at 10 am, sleep by 2ish. I did have one slight discomfort incident on New Year’s Eve at a buddy’s house because of the very bright LED’s in his house, but I just went off to a bit of a dimmer room and he then turned down the LEDs in the other room to help me. Nice guy!
I take the Vitamin B2 400mg every morning.
I don’t drink any fruit juices, soda or coffee!!
I try to avoid florescent lights at all costs too to keep the migraine rumbles minimal.
I still watch tv for a period of the day and play video games for prob 3-4 hours. I noticed if prolonged on the video games then I start to get a bit imbalance.
As noted the heavy induced 2 days of pushing my brain (video games) made me imbalanced even when I was feeling really good.
I have not had any alcohol since Aug 2017. I use one headphone (in-ear bud) in my good ear for video games all the time for chatting with friends/family on the Xbox, but I always kind of keep it slightly not fully pushed in so pressure isn’t created in the ear. Going for car rides almost every other day to get out of the house and to visit my parents and dog.
I had still been eating junk food (McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s). American cheese burger with no pickles and no onions, and small fry. Kicks up the tinnitus a bit I’ve noticed (sodium hell) and slight inner ear pressure on my left ear. Day to day I eat cereal, (Frosted Mini Wheats and Honey Nut Cheerios), and the junk food, and when not the junk food I’m making turkey burgers from ground turkey into patties, sometimes with curry spice added and sometimes plain. I’ll cut up a tomato and add that. I’ll eat it with potato bread but I’ve been reducing the bread intake so I can trim my gut a bit more. (It’s helping, I’m down about 22-23 lbs since August). Yes, that’s without exercise and just better food choices or well, McDonald’s isn’t really better food choices but still, I’m trimming lol. I eat apples before bed or if I don’t want to eat cereal or oatmeal or having to make a meal. I also eat green beans, broccoli and sweet potato with my dinner when I end up cooking the turkey patties. For dessert I have vanilla ice cream in a wafer cone which is tasty. Oh! and I drink LOTS of water. I usually consume 100+ ounces of water a day. I wasn’t doing much else different then and I was feeling great. I showered every day too! My bestfriend thinks my brain / ear was simply healing.
Unfortunately, I’m back to skipping showers again some days. Tension headaches kick up and my tinnitus has leveled up some too. The weather has been all over the place too which hasn’t helped the situation. I haven’t had McDonald’s in a week or so now too cause I’m trying to reduce the sodium intake.
However, on a somewhat bright side, I found a recipe for cheesecake with limited ingredients that I know I can consume (one is questionable - vanilla extract even though it’s in ice cream I consume), and an apple pie recipe which I know I can have as well. I plan on making the cheesecake today and sharing it with my favorite brother.
My cousin in Canada had a nice atmosphere at his place, no noise and very zen feel, even with the Himalayan salt lamp in some rooms. I’m currently purchasing 4 Himalayan salt lamps and hoping that might help with the situation some even if for the zen feel.
Yesterday I had the migraine rumbles from florescent lights at the doctor’s office and then the grocery store for a prolonged period looking for ingredients and the after effects I can only explain feel as if you have the flu (clammy, sweaty, lethargic and headache). So, as of today, I’m looking into tinted glasses specifically due to florescent lights. TheraSpecs is the company I’m looking into. I’ll give them a chance and see how that goes.
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To acknowledge your point on dating… ahh, that grief haha. I’m perfectly content going places myself. I do it a lot, mostly restaurants.
I specifically miss the affection, hand holding, someone to reminisce with and adventures to share together.
It just seems that much harder doing everything yourself with no support. Worrying about a place to live by yourself, no other form of income coming in from a significant other, no support if you fall or get hurt. I understand by reading some testimonials from people here that some spouses are not truly supportive and some even kind of even question it at all. But, those are my concerns I’ve listed. I appreciate you sharing your sentiments!
Fun fact - Last movie I went to by myself was Bourne.