LondonGirl wrote: Hey Chajai - Personally, I can't live without lavender oil - Always to hand, especially when traveling.
Yeah, LG the very basics in my home 'first aid' kit were lavender and Tea Tree oils, I studied Aromatherapy, among other things, and have a much bigger collection of essential oils now. I like the pre-mix blends, especially at night, then I can add others to it. I have been insomnic since I was a child and worse in recent years from Carpal Tunnel and Peripheral Neuropathy, so I started using a diffuser at night because it goes for about 7 hours, greatly improved my sleep especially trying to fall asleep initially.
I have begun Week 4
and like you MTGoat, in my 2nd week I started getting headaches a sharp, stabbing pain in the back of my skull, usually in late arvo/evenings, on and off. I didn't take anything because I have to be careful with painkillers, I can't take NSAID's, e.g. Ibuprofen, because of Reflux and Duodenitis, I have read before they aren't good on the liver either, but 'here' it's been said they're ok.
I did end up with a violent migraine though that lasted a few days - had to treat that. I can't use aspirin, again stomach issues and 'bleeding easily'.
The intermittent stabbing pain has lessened though. I have arthritis in my TMJ and the pain is excruciating, I tried my 'oils' but too close to my eyes, I now use 'Voltaren Emulgel', rubbed in my upper cheekbones and temples, also on the back of my neck, this is very effective for pain from inflammation.
As for other sx, I had a lot of energy the 1st 2 weeks but would be fatigued in the arvo, started to feel clear-headed, less 'brain-fog' but that has changed. Despite being very exhausted at night I still couldn't fall asleep before 11 - 11:30 pm; I was taking my Magic Pills in the morning and by 3pm I was trashed, to the point of dozing at the wheel while driving - very scary. I moved the time to around 10:30 am but still very fatigued early, sometimes I have forgotten and taken them at 1 pm and I'm up 'til midnight! So, I've settled on around 11- 11:30 am.
I no longer feel 'energetic', I'm fatigued every day, just worse in arvo and evening.
I have emotional moodswings but recover quickly from short-fused outbursts.
I no longer have the persistent low grade anxiety and agitation I have always had, therefore less 'compulsive' behaviours to deal with.
I do still suffer high anxiety episodes some days.
Appetite is normal to low but sometimes craving things I never normally eat - e.g. sweet things.
Sweating profusely, several showers a day.
Some days clear mind and others very foggy and confused.
Bloated abdomen, not painful, GI problems - pale floating stools; trouble digesting things e.g. meat.
When I do fall asleep I'm sleeping soundly for about 5-6 hrs and then my dog wakes me, I take her out and then come back and sleep soundly for about 2 hrs.
I am becoming more motivated though and getting more done during the day than before, so energy must have improved just not like start of Tx.
Complete body aching comes and goes.
Skin has improved and psoriasis is clearing too.
I have been suffering blurred vision, even with my glasses on sometimes I can't read, see clearly what's in front of me - this also is frightening because I can't drive like this - it comes and goes too.
It is reassuring to read others having the same sort of issues, so I'm not worried and know that some things will resolve themselves.
Thank God for this site - well actually Thank Doc for this site