I’ve been scarce these last few months, coping with horrible migraines and wishing for any kind of treatment aside from popping pain meds.
I investigated and discovered that childhood trauma (PTSD) + anxiety or anger may perhaps kick off a trigger for migraines. Although I’ve been dealing with PTSD associated with Childhood Sexual Abuse, I never really considered the emotional abuse and hatred I had for my Narcissistic mother. The lack of empathy, validation and endless criticism was so destructive.
I’m discovering in therapy that living with a narcissistic mother harmed me in more ways than I ever believed, understanding now that my anger, struggle with depression and lack of self-confidence could be associated. I’ve only attended a few therapy sessions so far on this narc mother subject, and it’s relieving some of the feelings of rage already. Just hopeful it will benefit my migraines.
So happy to be back to blogging/writing. “Living in Stigma” is important to me, especially advocating for mental illness stigma, PTSD and so many other topics.
Thanking everyone who consistently followed this blog, new followers and the numbers showed I was visited every day in great numbers despite no up-to-date postings. You guys rock!
So I’m back in business, posting my best ‘stuff’, but maybe a bit slow at first.