Saturday, August 23, 2014

Anxiety Disorder: What Helps Me Relieve Stress 2014

Hey everyone! So not to long ago I got diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I am going to share with ya'll what helps me relieve some stress. My stress levels haven't been so bad lately because I been trying to find things that help me stay calm. Even little things or things you wouldn't think of could help relieve your stress.

What Helps Me Relieve My Anxiety/Stress?

1. Going on walks with Chloe- Usually on the days that I have Chloe I will take her on a walk around the neighborhood in her stroller. We live in the country so it's nice and peaceful not a lot of noise except for when cars drive by. On walks we usually either see cows or horses. It helps me get some exercise and helps me think.

2. Yoga- Yoga is a major thing that helps relieve stress and is good for IC. It helps me relax and helps with the muscles in my body to relax and not be so tense all the time.

3. Reading- When I read books I feel like I am in that story which helps distract me from all my stress. It's relaxing to lay in bed and just read. Right now I am currently reading The Maze Runner book #1.

4. Watching YouTube- When I watch my favorite vloggers on YouTube it helps distract me from my stress.

5. Working on my Blog- When I work on my blog I feel like I am staying busy and it helps with my stress. I actually started blogging to help channel my stress in good way. I feel like blogging is kinda like my diary.

6. Playing with Chloe- Chloe helps me so much just because she makes me smile and laugh. She can keep me busy so I don't stress over everything.

What helps you relieve stress???

CES <3

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Health Update: Overall Health, Pain Journal, Health Binder, and No Health Insurance

Hey everyone so I haven't posted since July 4th so I decided to do a health update. I am going to be talking about a few things such as my overall health, my pain journal, health binder and having no health insurance.

My Overall Health:

I been okay lately except that I am always tired because of my insomnia and with my daughter waking me up at night. My bladder still hurts and I even have pain after urinating, it is not a bladder infection because I got tested it's just something that my bladder does to me. My lower back hurts a lot as well and I been having migraines again. I have some really bad acid reflux lately as well and I been chewing gum and that seems to help a little. My periods are still crazy my last period lasted about 2 weeks which I hate, I still do the Depo Birth Control Shots. I don't take any medicine right now except for maybe Advil or Motrin when I need it. I been doing research on what vitamins help with IC which I will do a blog post on that very soon. I don't want to take any vitamins right now till I figure out what vitamins I really need to take which I know I need a probiotic because I been having stomach issues lately.

Pain Journal:

If you don't keep a pain journal you really should because doctors recommend it to keep track of your pain that way they know how you exactly feel and how they need to treat you. What I write in my pain journal is basically how many times I urinate, pains, exercise and if I take any medicine/vitamins. Doctors also recommend to keep a food diary to keep track of all the foods that irritate your bladder.

Health Binder:

I recently started keeping a health binder which I put all my medical records and anything that has to do with my health in the binder. I also do a lot of research all the time about IC so any information I find I also put that into the binder.

Health Insurance Issues:

So I told ya'll in my last update that I applied for the Medicaid Disability which I just found out I got denied for it. I am very annoyed that I can't get health insurance. American Disability Act and Social Security recognizes IC as a disability but I keep getting denied. Right now I am trying to find all my medical records then I am going to go downtown to see if someone can help me.

I won't give up on trying to find health insurance so I can go see a Urologist and get the right treatment.

*This is my health update for right now. If you have any ideas or tips on getting health insurance please let me know below*

CES <3