This is about fatigue again. How do you know when it’s time to stop, time to step back, time to cancel? I’m almost always confused and uncertain about my (probably) MS-related flare-ups and episodes of overall exhaustion and the decisions that follow.Should I push through, should I cancel or is there any option in-between? I’m … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go now?
Well, I always told everyone that I really don’t have any issues with the hot season. I was active and I kinda liked the feeling of constant sweating and no need of any jackets throughout the night.Last winter I realized that I have difficulties with freezing: My skin burns terribly as somebody tries to rip … Continue reading My first heat wave with MS flare-ups
Did you know that people who smoke or even used to and quit are more likely to develop MS?It’s a 1,6 times higher risk for current smokers and 1,2 times for those who quit.And if this wouldn’t be enough, the chance of developing a more aggressive versions of MS (PPMS or SPMS) that lead to … Continue reading MS and (smokey) environments
Well, it took me quite some time to find convincing research results about a question that keeps me awake at night: Is eating soy beneficial for regaining my period or not?At first it’s important to find out about the cause and state of the specific amenorrhea. Is it due to PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea or even … Continue reading Missing menstruation and the big soy question
I feel like being short before another mental breakdown just because of my effort to do everything right for my future self. I got lost in another tornado of “what ifs”. About 2 weeks ago I decided to gain weight to get my period back – which is not the easiest task under OMS guidelines. … Continue reading How good is the future if I haven’t had a presence?
…that’s a question that occurs in my head at odd times. Today is such a day again where I can’t just push it away.I went to the endocrinologist to check my test results about the hormonal imbalance, amenorrhea and bone density. I almost had the same feeling short before my MS got diagnosed: I knew … Continue reading Is it my fault?
Even though the weather screams like going outside, being active, happy and getting shit together I’m super slow and tired these days.When I made this one for dinner last Friday I had a some glasses of high quality white wine. I wasn’t really drunk but I needed almost until today to recover from that. I … Continue reading One-pot Puttanesca
broth ingredients: 1 pack of dried Shiitake – 2 large carrots 1 whole garlic tuber 1 large ginger root 2 tbsp miso 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 kombu sheet -tamari / soy sauce to taste other: 1 large diced onion ½ teaspoon salt 6 cloves finely chopped garlic 3 carrots, diced 1 cup diced celery … Continue reading Warming veggie soup
Chronic illness vs hypochondria in times of COVID-19 As mentioned in the personal introduction my overall health dropped rapidly in the past 2-3 years and that seems to be fatal in pandemic times and also in general as a person with hypochondria and health anxiety.„I knew it and I told you!“ is a sentence that … Continue reading Chronic illness vs hypochondria in times of COVID-19