Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Search for Sanity: Part VI

Want to read previous posts about my acupuncture adventure?
The Search for Sanity: Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IV, Part V

Forgive me for failing to update in a while.  The three appointments I have had since I last wrote are blurring together.

Appointments 8, 9, 10:

  • Calli has continued to test through the rest of the 14 vials in the basic food allergy vial set. I think that I have gotten through them all now.
  • I was sensitive to three more vials (hence the three appointments).  Honestly, I'm not sure I remember them perfectly.  One was stomach acid, one was grains, and the last was base (digestive juices and enzymes from intestinal tracts)
  • After finding a vial I was sensitive to, Calli used acupressure and acupuncture to reprogram my body and then I was put on a specific diet to avoid that allergen
  • I feel like I have had one of those "walk in my shoes" experiences.  I have had to do so many crazy diets, even if only for one day each.  For the last one I had to avoid, "raw and cooked vegetables, beans, eggs, and milk."  Random.
I can feel myself pulling away from the hope of being "acucured," as Grant calls it.  I have had 10 appointments in a little over a month and I haven't noticed any significant changes.  Last Friday I had the most intense migraine that I've had in a long time... no bueno.

I have also started slipping (and not caring) on my gluten-free diet.  It started on Saturday at the BBQ when I may or may not have had 3 hot dogs with buns.... (not in one sitting though :)  Whoops!  I have stayed gluten free on all the big things (bread, etc.) but choose to ignore the flour in cream of chicken soup and other silly things like that.

We're looking at new directions to take in terms of my migraine care.  I'm working on getting in with a neurologist.  I haven't been to see one since I was kid and I know there have been lots of developments in the last 15 years.  I'll keep you updated :)


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