Hey guys!

A lot of you have been asking me about my health and I know I haven’t been able to post as often as I would like to on account of the same. So I thought I’d take out some time and keep you guys posted on my situation.

About 8-9 years ago, I had my first bout with acidity. I had no idea what was happening to me but I could feel my stomach swell up like a rock and hurt like someone was cutting it from the inside. Some antacids and a little treatment later, I was much better. But gradually, it became a regular phenomenon. And every time that would happen, I would pop in another antacid and get on with my life, refusing to make any actual changes to my lifestyle to help the situation. Over the last few years, my problem has increased to the extent that I cannot even swallow some bread without wanting to throw up. This, what I suffer from now, is categorised as chronic acid reflux. Basically, my stomach hurts and gurgles all day long, my body feels weak from the lack of nutrition and all that toxin flowing through my body, the bile from my stomach comes up to my throat, burning my oesophagus along the way and I constantly have a sour taste on my tongue. In addition to all of this, I also suffer from constant anxiety that had, for almost 2 years, cramped the nerves in my face leaving my left eye miserable, dry and painful. Not a fun situation!

In case I forgot to add, not only was the condition hampering my work life, it has also taken a toll on my personal one. Just being able to step out of the house became so difficult that I would skip out on meeting with my friends and family. Constant nausea and weakness does that to you. But thankfully, I have very understanding people in my life, such as my immediate families and especially my husband who have stood with me the entire way and pushed for my recovery.

I have had to let go of a lot of things that I liked to have, such as coffee, tea, spicy food, bread etc. Since I am unable to eat most normal food, I feel weak almost all the time and sometimes, even standing up to walk across the room seems like immense trouble.  Acid reflux, as non-threatening as it sounds, can be a serious problem when it takes over your body. Every doctor I’d been to would simply recommend treatment with antibiotics or antacids and honestly, I’d had enough of medication by now. Although I am working on my anxiety, sometimes I lose control on it and when that happens, my acid reflux doubles up. It’s only recently, when I started to lose weight for no reason and my face became gaunt and tired that I realised it’s time to take a different step. Although I am taking regular medication for my anxiety, I have recently taken to Ayurveda with a focus on healing my body naturally. It’s been just 4 days since I’ve started the treatment and I feel a little better than before. Better enough to want to step out of the house. I am hoping that I have taken the right decision cause I want to be better. I want to live a healthy life and I want to achieve all my dreams at some point. The shoot that you see above literally took all my strength to do. I couldn’t get up post that one. So lets be grateful for the health that we take for granted on a daily basis and pray that we enjoy a beautiful life cause there are so many people out there with half as many blessings as us.

On that positive note, I’d like to thank each and everyone of you who sent me those beautiful DM’s and left me encouraging comments. You guys make me feel better just by checking in and I’m grateful to have my beautiful tribe of people supporting me constantly.

Love each and everyone of you! x

Outfit Details –

Top: Missamore

Pants: Zara India

Necklace: Varnika Arora

Picture Courtesy – @thepicturephactory