It has been a rough week. I didn't get my usual rest on the weekend and got gluten back on diet for a bit so now I am not sure what is the real culprit, I will Go gluten free again and see what happens. I was testing back up adding it back and see if I felt difference.
Overall I feel better without the gluten. The only thing I struggle to eat and I am without appetite so that was a down side. But I can do with less pounds just the vitamin worry me, so this time I will make sure everything I ingest has super vitamine so I don't go backwards.
I have crash a few times. I think I am starting to find reason for Crashes and the way to combat them.
1) Low potassium: Generally I wake up tired and my tongue is Really white, as soon as I start waking up with some white tongue I know I need to increase potassium and that avoids bad crash.
2) Overdo, Heat, Excercise: All I can do for this one is rest and wait it out. This usually is more a POTs crash and is just different I think than regular crashes. I know they are coming because I get a very particular dizzy feeling. Sometimes alkalized water helps with the pain that comes afterwards. Reduce activity, only walk 10min or 20 to avoid pain. Drink electrolyte and rest, add naps back to routine.
3) Inflammation: This one is very different, It always starts with pressure in the head. I feel a balloon like being inflated in the brain, some burning in head or spine. Sometimes I get drainage from ear while sleeping . This is the most brutal of all. It wipes me out for more than a week. I am learning to take Advil with this one (then it shortens the down time). And I do feel so much better afterwards. Takes the longest to recover from and I have to cut down A LOT on activity. I wish I know what brings this one on.
Not doing so good, which is bad with travel coming up.
My types of crashes and how to treat each one.
Blog entry posted by lnester7, Jun 20, 2013.