I had one bad headache last week, caused by stress.
Singular. Just one bad enough that I had to ‘treat’ it with fasting and deep breathing, etc.
Given all that I did last week, I’m rather astonished.
Let me explain.
I’m doing a lot of physical labor right now, finishing the interior of my cottage. Friday and Saturday were long days. Both my sweetie and I did a lot.
I had some vague pain behind my eyes when I woke up sweating and too hot in the middle of the night, but that was it. I went back to sleep and by morning, I no longer had any pain.
Even a month ago, that wouldn’t have been the case.
Plus, I went to this marvelous dinner party this weekend. Made the decision I didn’t care that much about the diet. Ate wonderful food and more sugar (and alcohol!) than I usually do.
No headache afterward.
PLUS. At one point during the dinner, I realized that I was starting to break out in hives. WTH? I think that it was caused by one of the salamis. The meat was encrusted in black pepper. Did the manufacturer use egg whites to hold the pepper on? That’s the only thing I can think of that would cause me to react that way.
Still. No headache.
I’m physically tired from all that I did last week/weekend. I’m actually kind of taking today off. (I know! Shocking! I’m doing a few things but mainly sitting on my butt and watching TV shows on my computer.)
But my head doesn’t hurt. It’s really strange, and not what I’m used to.
I realized this morning that I’ve been following the migraine protocols for four months now. They always said it would take 4-6 months for your brain to heal. I feel as though just this last week I’ve passed another mile marker, and have gotten closer to being healed.
I’m not going to ditch the diet at this point. I’m waiting the full six months. But possibly by the end of November I’ll be able to stop being strictly keto and regularly eat more carbs again. That would be AWESOME. There are many things I’ll never be able to go back to, like grain, dairy, or eggs. However, being able to have more fruit would be nice. As well as beets and turnips and other starchy veggies. And have honey now and again.
Good things happening and more good things to look forward to!