Well that sucked. To make up for it, I'll post two posts tomorrow.
In the meantime, I've been getting these wicked tension headaches from clenching my jaw while I sleep. I can't eliminate the cause of the stress right now, so I'm looking for ways to stop the jaw clenching. I'm trying deep breathing and magnesium supplements. I may even try yoga again (last time I tried it I was unimpressed with my inability to care about my chi or feel my life-force doing anything in particular).
These headaches are completely debilitating, and make me truly feel for those of you who get migraines. I'm betting what I'm suffering is about 1/3 the strength of a migraine (and that's not even counting the possible haloing migraine sufferers talk about), but after three weeks of this I'm starting to wish I could just have a headectomy.
Oh, and while we're talking about my health problems, last time I went in for my yearly, my midwife checked my cholesterol. My overall number is great, and my good number is great, and my bad number is great. But there's some other number that not everyone checks for, that tells about plaque formation in my arteries. My midwife does, since she rocks (and if anyone needs an awesome midwife in NYC I'm completely happy to recommend her), but that other number came back very high. She's giving me six months to get the number down before she gives me meds.
So, I've started eating a buttlload of oatmeal, being rigorous about my fish oil/flaxseed oil capsules (2,000+ mg a day), taking a multi-vitamin, eating an apple every day, taking alfalfa capsules every day, and doing 15 minutes of T-Tapp every day. I'm about to add red yeast rice into the routine, too. I'm also, sadly, cutting down on the bacon, and I may start up again with my disgusting super green smoothies (remember those? raw spinach, mung bean sprouts, raw almonds, blueberries, and a bunch of other ingredients that made you all think I was nuts).
Is there anything else I'm forgetting? Has anyone had success in bringing down their LPa number? Or am I going to end up on meds anyway?