Loopy or lupus??
Monday, April 07, 2014
SURPRISE!! Guess who is procrastinating a little bit? Yes, me.
But I have a plan. I went from wanting to start the FMD to the 10 day detox by Dr. Hyman and now I'm convinced that Whole30 is the eating plan that I want to start! I know, I know....just like a woman to change her mind. But I really think my search for the right diet has led me to Whole30 for a reason. I haven't started yet because I must wait until we return from an out of town trip we have planned soon.
Enough on that. I really want/need/must gush about what is troubling me lately. Besides trying to free-the-fat...I have some weird health issues that need some explaining. So tomorrow I go to my GP to discuss. Maybe it's nothing...or maybe it is something bigger going on in this body o'mine.
Fatigue, lack of energy, and weight gain. All of which I thought were side effects of being fat. But since December I've had an awful time with Dry Eye Syndrome!! I have never in all my days had something so chronic and annoying!! Ok...herniated disks are bad too. But the dry eyes that turn on automatically at 8:30 every night are ridiculous. I saw my eye dr and now I'm taking Restatsis that helps quite a bit. But he also told me that typically dry eye syndrome rarely occurs alone and is usually a symptom of some underlying disorder - lupus, thyroid, diabetes. Naturally I consult Google on this and the more I learn about lupus...the more I wonder! I have major sun-sensitivity (just had hives the other day from a few minutes in the sun), joint pain...and lately some troubling muscle pain. For instance, I am a lightly active person and although a SAHM, I stay very busy with my kids, working in the yard, helping clean for my grandmother, active in church activities, and I throw in some exercise when I can. Even P90x! I may be sore for a day or 2 but I recover quickly. Except lately!! Granted I haven't P90xed in a month or two, I have found a new definition for PAIN! Let me tell you this awful strenuous thing I did. I threw the frisbee to the dog a little while one day outside. Yeah! Seriously! That's ALL I DID!!! You would think, hey- no big deal. How could that hurt? Well, let me tell you that my thighs have never hurt so bad in my life!!! I can barely go up and down stairs or sit on the toilet!! You would think I've been in army boot camp the way they hurt! The odd thing is that it was Friday that I was outside with the dogs. It's Monday night and they are just as bad as ever! How do you explain that? I am embarrassed! Am I old? Am I really that fat and out of shape? I have always had strong thigh muscles! What is happening here? I even took Ibuprofen yesterday for cramps and it didn't help the thigh pain one bit! Grrrr! So I am taking some Advocare nighttime recovery supps tonight in hopes that they help!
I go to my GP tomorrow and I'm hoping some blood tests will show that maybe it's something and hopefully it's nothing! But either way I want to know what lies beneath my dry eyes and aching tired body. Oh, and the butterfly red cheeks! I've had this pinkness on my face for a while that I've been trying to conceal with make up not thinking it could mean something more.
I will update! :)