My day off today! Felt amazing to sleep in 🤪 Today is one to celebrate - marks 10 days since my last headache 🤕
As most of you know, for the past few months, I was getting migraine headaches with aura every day. I’ve been on nortryptyline for three weeks and have had amazing results! 🌞🌞🌞
Some facts about migraines
Did you know migraines are the sixth most disabling illness in the world?
In the USA, 1.2 million ER visits are for acute migraine attacks.
Migraines are a neurological disease, and attacks can last from 4-72 hours. They are often accompanied by vomiting, dizziness, photosensitivity, and uncontrolled spasms
Migraine sufferers spend $41 billion trying to medicate and deal with their symptoms!
You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful - or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work the way you once wanted them to.
Happy hump day 💪🏼
You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices. Or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world. That’s just the way it is. The rest of your life is being shaped ohhh now. With the dreams you chase, the choices you make, and the person you decide to be. The rest of your life is a long time. And the rest of your life starts right now. 🌞🌞🌞 Any other One Tree Hill fans out there?
They say practice makes perfect, and you’ve always been smart
But you’ve got hating yourself right down to an art,
It’s now just a step in your morning routine, to glance in the mirror,
And not like what you’ve seen,
The voice in your head lies, but it won’t let you know
You gave up ignoring it, a long time ago,
Flowers in a vase, keep guard by your bed,
Yet you still see their beauty, though their petals are dead,
If they were a person, they’d hate themselves too,
But they’d always be loved by someone like you,
Although your petals are wilted, and you think no one knows,
You’re only counting your thorns, while the world sees your rose🌹
I haven’t been posting very much!!! 💕 I know. I just felt like taking a break. The last semester included some very painful times, and I felt like I was on an emotionally and physically painful roller coaster!
I think that our reaction to adversity is something that makes us who we are. Everyone reacts differently. Grief, pain, sadness, anxiety are part of life, and it is important that we learn how to cope healthily...even if it means getting help
The struggle - can you guess what unit I just completed???? (Metabolism) 🎊True story: I ignored the biochem pathways and just prayed they wouldn’t come on the MCAT. It worked but then I had to study them in med school so lol joke was on me
Belated studying post/update...metabolism/GI 🎉🎊
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Study views (for some reason I always save everything for the last day of break 🤦🏽♀️ I still remember reading sparknotes the morning my summer assignment was due in middle school)
At least the sky is pretty 😛
I feel like my life is constantly juxtaposed with very high highs and extremely low lows. Usually I’m so busy fretting about the unknown - things out of my control (classic anxious behavior) in false belief that it gives some semblance of control over my life. My friends all have to listen to me rant again and again about the possible worst outcome (I always prepare for the worst not the best). One person in my class said that they couldn’t imagine being anxious about every exam, and I wasn’t sure how to say that the “miserable” person they were describing was me. I always pleasantly surprise myself because I end up performing well. Would I describe myself as “miserable?” Probably not...But I do make my own life stressful in the process ☹️
This past week I had a couple of sad points, like being on my third course of antibiotics this month and my sinuses still not getting better and still being more painful than ever. It’s so stressful knowing once break ends, I’ll go back to studying with constant pain 🙄 but I also had something very magical happen to me. 🔮
Most of my worries are so unfounded; it’s hard to stop fretting over every minor inconvenience, but it’s so important to learn to let stuff go. Some days I feel like I have an alarm blaring in my head constantly, but being ridiculously pessimist never helps anyone.
s/o to my special friends who listen to my constant anxious rants (tagged in photo)
Are you http because :// 🍭🍭🍭 My favorite thing to do when I study is go through my camera roll and act like I enjoy these types of things. I wanna go hiking but only if there’s an escalator to the top. Idk
Thank you for 10K!!! And just before Valentine’s!!! amazes me that so many of you would rather follow me now that I never leave my house instead of my very fun gap year 😂 Just kidding!!! Thank you everyone.
Academic update since most of you follow me for my med school life and not for my cute pictures of scenery and myself: we just finished pulm. I actually liked this section because of all the math 😹 I was an engineering major so I’m a super big math nerd! Starting renal next.