So I'd like to ask everyone, what do you guys feel is the worst part of HA?
For me I think it's knowing that I wasn't always like this. I've only had HA for abut 5 months. I've always been an anxious person (I used to be terrified of the weather ... and after that I was scared that someone was going to break into the house, ect. ect.) But I never really thought of my health as an issue. I have Lupus - had that ever once scared me? Nope. I had a migraine for 3 days after hitting the back of my head on the sofa - was I worried? Not a chance. I had Pneumonia when I was in 5th grade and was told I could die from it. Did that terrify me? Not at all I was just glad I was out of school for 3 weeks. I used to get headaches probably 3 times a week, was I ever once concerned? Never, complained about the pain but I just popped a pill and was fine.
But HA has changed all of that. Every minor head pain makes me terrified, the slightest sign of dizziness makes me tense up with fear. Fatigue leaves me curled up in bed wondering if I'll ever end this nightmare.
So for me, beating HA not only is me trying to get better mentally, but to become the person I once was. To get back to that point where I can get a headache and say 'Eh, darn I need to take a pill, the weather is affecting me'