For the past few years, I’ve had a lot of issues with fatigue. It doesn’t matter if I’ve slept 10 hours; I’m still just as exhausted as if I hadn’t slept at all. A lot of times, I’ll feel good upon waking and maybe an hour later, will be absolutely exhausted, ready for bed. To me, this is ridiculous in someone that’s only 26 years old. I’ve also been experiencing some breathing issues and lightheadedness too which at times is pretty alarming. This morning I was brainstorming with my BRITT831 and came to the conclusion that bread might be the culprit. I’ve gone to my doctor who is working with me, having me take lots of tests to see if my sleeping patterns are at fault (possible Sleep Apnea) or if there are issues with my heart (have a family history of it). I’ve covered all my bases except for diet, so that will be my next experiment.
Beginning Friday, I’m going to do the following:
No bread for 1 week
Check each morning at 1pm to see how my energy level is
Record how I’m feeling here on Spark
Easy enough right? I think so. If I don’t see a change, I’ll try for another week and see if that does anything.
I’ve looked up some symptoms of having an allergic reaction to bread and I fit quite a bit of them (DiscoveryFit&Health.com):
abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, malabsorption of nutrients, weakness, chronic fatigue, memory/concentration problems, skin irritation, headaches, joint pain, muscle cramps, irritability, behavior changes, depression, difficulty breathing, drop in blood pressure, and lightheadedness
Seriously, I suffer from ALL of these at one time or another. It’s worth a try.
Zumba tonight and then I’m promptly going to bed!
Keep on keepin’ on SparkBuddies!