Trigeminal Neuralgia

End Pill Shaming

I used to be a massive 'pill shamer'. I sneered at people taking painkillers for their headaches, or period pains. When I had any kind of pain, I used to live by the view that pain was there to tell us that something was wrong and, therefore, a good thing.

Personal · Trigeminal Neuralgia

Exhausted, Yet I Just Can’t Sleep!

I don't like the thought of having a lazy day. I feel like a lie in is a wasted morning and going to bed early is a waste of an evening, but, today, a combination of the pain medication, barely any sleep last night (or the few nights before that), my usual blurry vision and my body trying to 'fight' to keep me well has rendered me submissive to a day of doing absolutely nothing.