Recovering? Day 258

I took the day off work and spent most of the day sleeping. I had a full-blown migraine (which may have been weather related) and still felt very dizzy and off balance this morning.

I did end up feeling a little better this afternoon. I took my dose of Cymbalta today so I’m not sure if that’s the reason or not. I’m taking it every 3rd day now and I’m hoping to be off of it completely in the next week or so. I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and the great advice and suggestions I’ve received. You guys are great! I’m so lucky to have so many caring people in my life!

Although I was moving very slowly today I wasn’t as shaky as I have been and I was able to get some painting done. I worked on the trillium painting in 10 – 15 minute intervals throughout the afternoon and evening. I’m pleased with how it’s looking!


4 thoughts on “Recovering? Day 258

  1. Inese Poga Art Gallery

    Have you ever thought that these symptoms might be caused by oil paints? I was using oil paints back in Europe, and I felt sick every single time after I had been using them, so, I just gave them up and started to paint with acrylics instead, and all headache, dizziness and flue-like symptoms never appeared again. I have been using watercolor for about 30 years, and I find it the least dangerous for health.
    Painting with oils requires a very well ventilated premises. Check out the internet about this matter, and you might be surprised how many artists are suffering from the use of oil paints. Migraine of all that is the least trouble.
    Just a suggestion, but you should pay attention to these symptoms.

    1. bstonehouse

      That’s a good thought Inese, I’ll look more into that. I’ve had migraines since I was 12 and they are mainly triggered by weather. Lately it’s been horrible – we’ve gone from 12C one day to -5C the next and then back up again. My head doesn’t deal well with that kind of pressure!

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