For the past few years, Iíve had a lot of issues with fatigue. It doesnít matter if Iíve slept 10 hours; Iím still just as exhausted as if I hadnít slept at all. A lot of times, Iíll feel good upon waking and maybe an hour later, will be absolutely exhausted, ready for bed. To me, this is ridiculous in someone thatís only 26 years old. Iíve 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. Iíve 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). Iíve covered all my bases except for diet, so that will be my next experiment.
Beginning Friday, Iím going to do the following:
No bread for 1 week
Check each morning at 1pm to see how my energy level is
Record how Iím feeling here on Spark
Easy enough right? I think so. If I donít see a change, Iíll try for another week and see if that does anything.
Iíve 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. Itís worth a try.
Zumba tonight and then Iím promptly going to bed!
Keep on keepiní on SparkBuddies!