Updated: Jul 22
I am highly sensitive to everything!
Over this last year since my accident in 2019 I’ve gotten even more sensitive; to people, energy, smells, lights, sounds and especially to the weather!
Which in truth, totally makes me so sad, because I loveeeee Mother Earth, she is my Goddess! I literally worship her! I can’t just not go spend time with her!
It seems like when ever the weather changes, everything goes hay wire normally! Then you add a Traumatic Brain Injury to the mix, it makes it feel like I’m on a constant roller coaster ride!
Whether its rain, high humidity, snow, hot to cold, cold to hot, I swear I can hear the click click click of the roller coaster in my brain start to make its way up the tracks then without warning whosh!!! Up and down, round and round, HOLD ON! Wheeeeeeeee here I go!
It’s not as fun as it sounds, lol!
The very first thing I had to do was stop trying to run from it and coming to terms with the fact, “Crystal you have a TBI, weather affects you more severely now and you know what? Even though it sucks, we will get through this together!” (That’s me talking to my own brain.)
I then began my journey of self-discovery to figure out how to help my beautiful injured brain cope with the roller coaster ride that seem to never stop.
What have I discovered so far?
*Medical doctors recommendations of Clari-tin and steroid nasal spray does NOT help someone as sensitive as me, it only makes things worse. (Side not: I AM NOT against pharmaceutical drugs, I believe in a balance of all things, if it works for you, then I think that’s great! But for my personal self, they only tend to work against me.”
So what does work for me? Well, thanks for asking!
I always approach everything in my life from a holistic perspective, Body, Mind and Spirit. I believe nothing can heal unless you treat the whole body, mind and spirit.
Remember what works for me, may not work for you, our bodies, minds and spirits are on their own individual path.
But you will never know unless you keep an open mind and try something new.
(Always using caution of your own sensitives.)
If something doesn’t work for you, don’t stop trying to find what does work for you!
My routine for sinus and allergies:
Day 1 FREAK OUT!!!!!
Lol Yep, I tend to freak out first, “OMG, I feel so sick, why is this happening to me, wtf is wrong with my brain????”
Rationalize. “Crystal, its ok, you have a TBI, your brain is super sensitive, YOU HAVE TO CALM DOWN, you are making things worse, BREATHEEEEEEE!”
I breathe. Taking 3 deep breathes all throughout the day to calm and center myself again.
Day 2 Sit with myself.
This is the time I pray asking for solutions and guidance.
I meditate for direction and the next steps to take.
I sit and hug myself, talking to my brain and my body in a loving, kind way. “Crystal, I’m so sorry you feel sick, I am here for you, we will figure this out! Until we do please just rest and know your not alone, I’ve got you!”
Day 3 Figure out a course of action.
Deciding I’m going to conquer this issue with the strength of a Warrior Queen!!
This is my list of go to’s for sinus and allergies.
Warm or cold compress on my face, neck and head, thought the day. Some days it cold that I need, some days its warm. My body always tells me which one to use.
Homeopathic Medicine is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. A Homeopathic dose can enhance the body's normal healing and self-regulatory processes.
Honey, make sure its local to where you live. The idea behind honey treating allergies is similar to that of getting an allergy shot.When you eat local honey, its thought that you are ingesting local pollen. Over a period of time, you may become less sensitive to this pollen. Helping you experience fewer seasonal allergy symptoms. I usually take a spoon full of honey 3 times a day during a flare up, until it has calmed down.
Drink some tea! Peppermint tea is a favorite of mine for its benefits! It may help relieve Tension Headaches and Migraines, Freshen Your Breath, Relieve Clogged Sinuses and Improve Energy. 1 tsp of herb per 8oz hot water, seep for 20 mins, enjoy 1 to 3 cups a day.
Mini Dehumidifier, I found a mini dehumidifier on Amazon and I love this little machine! I keep it running during the high humidity days and it does seem to help, especially when I sleep.
Essential oils. I use 3 drops of eucalyptus, lavender and rosemary essential oils in a diffuser and let it run all day. (I use all kinds of different brands of oils.)
Burn some White Sage!! After all, White Sage is both antimicrobial and antibacterial. Burning White Sage can clear out spiritual impurities and pathogens! (Caution: White Sage has a very