Update | Spring 2019

It’s been about two months since I posted anything on here. Why does time go by so quickly?! I want to say that a lot has happened since I posted my previous blog post, but that’d be a lie haha! Still, I’d like to update you guys before I start writing ”normal” blog posts again. So if you want to know a bit more about what’s been going on in my life lately, read on!

Trigger warning: talk about anxiety and hypochondria

2019 started pretty normal for me. Not too bad, but not great either. Just the usual ”trying to stay awake and get things done” routine I’ve spoken about in some of my previous update posts. Meaning: my medication still isn’t ideal, in the sense that it still makes me very tired and sluggish. On top of that, my mental health has been a bit wishy washy since February. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I started having pretty intense hypochondriac thoughts. I hadn’t had those in about 15 years! The fears I’ve had in recent years all had to do with my body/physical health, but not with scary diseases. But here those thoughts were again, back in full force. It definitely felt a bit like a mental health setback.

After consulting my psychiatrist I upped my medication a bit, in hopes of it helping with my constant grinding thoughts and worries. It does help a little bit, but it mostly makes me feel (even) more sleepy. So yesterday I started with a similar-but-somewhat-different medication, to see if it gives me less severe side effects. I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much, because obviously medication isn’t a miracle worker, but at the same time I’m so DONE with feeling like a slug most of the time! Anyway, we’ll see how it goes.

Luckily, fun things have happened too in the past couple of months. For example: I got a new tattoo, yay! It’s so amazing, and I’ll definitely tell you guys more about it in an upcoming blog post or maybe even a video. I actually sort-of-vlogged the experience, and still want to edit and upload the vlog, even though I got the tattoo a month ago haha! So yeah, that’s some of what’s been going on recently. Thanks for reading, and I hope you guys stick around for my upcoming blog posts! :)

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