- Behcet's-related links, at http://www.bdshowonline.com
- Informational Behcet's site at www.behcetsdisease.com
- Blog at http://behcets.blogspot.com
- Yahoo groups; one named Bechets and the other Behcet-support
- BIG Website at: http://www.behcet.org.il
- ABDA website at: http://www.behcets.com
Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here are some Behcet's disease resources for anyone who is interested.
"No matter how well you know the course, no matter how well you may have done in a given race in the past, you never know for certain what lies ahead on the day you stand at the starting line waiting to test yourself once again. If you did know, it would not be a test; and there would be no reason for being there."
- Dan Baglione
Above is a great quote for the new year whether you do a sport or not. None of us knows what lies ahead. I hope everyone has a healthy and happy 2009!
Below is a slide show of Aspen Trail, my favorite trail around here. I took pictures each time I went there during 2008.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
In the last few days, I've come across some interesting migraine stuff that I've never researched before. It might be of interest to some of you migraine sufferers. It has to do with migraines, melatonin and sleep.
I saw a migraine specialist in Boulder, CO in September. During the course of the visit, he asked me if I had any trouble with my sleep. I quickly responded NO BUT and I listed off some problems that I never thought of as problems. I snore. I'm not the classic snorrer. I'm not overweight, don't have high blood pressure, etc. It seems that snoring and migraines can be related and snoring is a sleeping problem! Any way, with the discussion about sleep, I realized I DO have sleep problems that I will not bore you with.
Because I think my migraines are serotonin related, this month I doubled my L-Tyrosine (needed for the synthesis of serotonin) during the week when I usually get migraines. So far so good. No migraine to report. Interestingly, it turns out serotonin is needed to synthesize melatonin. Melatonin directly affects sleep.
We all get different headaches and migraines for different reasons. All the cures are different. We all can respond differently to the same supplements and medications. Do what you want with the information below. ASK A DOCTOR BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR MEDS!