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Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

It’s busy being ill


Today I have been far too hyper and jittery despite the insomnia last night to sit down and watch TV. Lets face it I do my fair share of that and it makes a change to have some energy. I still have that awful feeling that the ‘episodes’ could come on at any time but hey, what can you do? So, I have done some cooking and baking as clearly from last nights efforts (the messed up meal was actually still pretty good) I’m out of practice.


When my symptoms get crazy I get told to detox more (and more and more and more) because my body is reacting to the toxins released from killing off the bugs. This is what I have to try and do on a daily basis, but I am often too ill to do it all as you will see:

  • I get up (normally after a terrible nights sleep) take my meds and then do 40 minutes in my portable sauna whilst drinking lots of water with Burbur and Pinella in (they help you detox).
  • Then 40 minutes (or so) of yoga followed by a healthy breakfast of porridge made with almond milk with berries mixed in (good antioxidants) accompanied my more meds.
  • Plenty of lemon water and decaf green tea throughout the day.
  • A nutritional gluten free, sugar free, dairy free meal at lunch with more meds.


  • Attempt to have a detox green smoothie (it’s not as bad as it looks).


  • More green tea/ginger tea/lemon water/Burbur and Pinella throughout the day with more meds pre evening meal.


  • Another nutritional meal with more meds in the evening.
  • An Epsom salt bath followed by more meds pre bed time.
  • I also have lymphatic drainage once a week to speed up getting the toxins out of my body.

Yes I go to the loo a lot! So as you can see you have to be pretty much fit and well to achieve all of the above, being ill is a full time job I just do what I can manage.


But I’m not perfect…I have the occasional chocolate brownie as I’m no saint – just kidding actually I am, they are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free (virtually, 90% cocoa solids). What a day I’m shattered  😉


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“It’s busy being ill”

  1. Avatar January 25th, 2017 at 6:08 pm Emma Says:

    That’s a hardcore diet regime!!!

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Who am I?

Was – independent, intelligent (with plenty of dizzy moments), successful, busy, funny (depending on how much Prosecco I and the people around me had!), quite stressed out but overall happy, without even realising how lucky I was.

Now  – ? just a mess really! I was diagnosed with Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV) eight years ago when my life changed dramatically. It’s a variant of migraine that means I feel dizzy and tired nearly all of the time. If I try and do anything ‘normal’ this sparks of vertigo which gradually gets worse and worse until I pass out unless I lie down for hours, sometimes days. What this means is I spend 90% of my time in bed in a quiet dark room. Normal activities like shopping, walking, going anywhere bright or busy, the cinema even visiting friends who have patterned wallpaper or a gravel drive is a nightmare!

I’m continually trying new medications, all of them with quite nasty side effects (worsening of vertigo, weight loss, hair loss and sense of humour loss to name but a few) to try and find the magic one that will work for me. Fingers crossed the one I’m on now will work, time will tell.

A good friend set up this website so I could become a ginger whinger. No I’m kidding, so people can understand what I’m going through and maybe it would help me to have a bit of a rant. I have quite a dark sense of humour, I think that’s the only reason I haven’t gone completely bonkers! I clearly don’t have the most exciting of lives but I live in a small village with some entertaining characters and I’m always having blond moments (I blame the meds but I’ve always been a bit dappy!). Who knows I may even get better, and I can assure you life will be filled with amazing adventures then!

Scrap that! After zillions of Consultants all saying that they know what’s wrong with me and that they can get me better. Endless drugs and procedures I was finally Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme which was great – until I find out that nobody in the UK has a clue how to treat it. That complicates things some what 😉