My Experience with Chronic Insomnia: Natural Hacks, Fails and Everything in Between!

When I was younger, I never thought I'd suffer from a sleeping disorder. I was the kind of kid that could sleep for 12-14 hours straight. Once I went to bed, I never got up during the night - not to use the bathroom, not to drink water, not for anything - and nothing, quite literally, could…

My Battle with Chronic Inflammation: Insights from Ayurveda

Why Ayurveda? After going keto/ low-carb in April, most of my brain-fog and double-vision dissolved, my energy went up, and I was finally able - or mostly able, at least - to function like a normal, productive human being again. I thought that, finally, I had things figured out! But then summer came, I was…

Managing my MG Symptoms: A Holistic Approach

When I was first diagnosed with MG, I remember my neurologist telling me how he'd just put me on Mestinon and I'd feel "much, much better". But I didn't. In fact, even on the smallest dose, my symptoms got worse - so bad that I couldn't dress myself, drive, or breathe properly. His next suggestion…

Thymectomy: Looking Back From Afar

I had my thymectomy in October of last year. Initially, the plan was to blog about the procedure and progress from the hospital, to document every step along the way. Yeah, all plans went to hell with that. The surgery and its aftermath was quite certainly the worst experience of my life. Nothing prepared me for it.…

Two Months Keto: My Experience So Far

Today marks the 2-month anniversary of my ketogenic journey and, let me tell you, it hasn't been easy! As I've mentioned before, I started looking into ketogenic diets because of their effectiveness in treating other neurological ailments (like Alzheimer's and epilepsy), and because I wasn't finding relief on a nutrient-dense paleo diet (AIP, Wahls Levels…

Getting Diagnosed with MG

My autoimmune journey started during the summer of 2015, when I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (MG). I’d been having symptoms for over two years but nobody suspected MG. I went to three different neurologists, one optometrist, one ophthalmologist, one psychologist and one psychiatrist; everyone thought it was psychosomatic. By the time I was diagnosed,…