Saturday, July 29, 2017

Getting Real

Stress definitely plays a huge role and I am handling stress poorly lately thanks to politics and a rotten Big Brother cast with no summer tv shows for distraction.  I do enjoy some of my current restrictive food choices but eating is not the joy it used to be.
Sadly, eating has been a real source of joy for me.
Some of my favorite memories involved a special meal.

Paying lots of money on this nerve damage *cure* did make me more committed to the diet but does not help the stress factor.
Maybe my nerves just need more time to regenerate.
Time will tell.
I am trying to be more optimistic and positive but am losing the battle and as a result am feeling more stress.

I am still losing weight but the anti-inflammation diet and stimulation treatments (now 2/3 done) do not seem to be as effective as I had hoped.  Tingling still in feet, hands and face.  Still occasional muscle cramps though not as frequent.  Tinnitus (buzzing in the head) may be even worse.
Abdominal gas has become more bothersome.
Worse yet brain fog and headache which stopped when I stopped Lipitor have returned so I cut back on the cholesterol lowering capsule the specialist gave me.  This head thing had also returned for a week or so when I first started the diet and was thought to be low carb flu.
All of these complaints may be related to stress more than food.

Overall. I may have felt better before this diet both physically and emotionally.
I know losing weight was necessary because I was becoming close to being diagnosed as diabetic and have seen my A1C and blood pressure dramatically improve with weight loss and cutting down on refined carbs.
At least I have found out I do not have any food allergies or sensitivities.
In a way, it will be a relief if this anti-inflammation diet does nothing for me so I can enjoy more variety when eating and just do whatever I can to reduce stress while trying not to gain back any weight.

(stay tuned for the final analysis in 4 weeks)
I am being re-evaluated later this week.
The doc believes it will just take longer for my nerves to repair since my problem was chronic for so many years.

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