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Day 3 - Carb Flu

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Well, it's either carb flu or the real flu. The point is, today I feel crummy.

I always forget how Day 3 hits me. This time I was actually thinking I was getting off light with the carb withdrawal. Day 1 and Day 2: piece of cake!

Then last night at around 9:30, my head started hurting and I started feeling a little cloudy-headed. Also, I felt like I could just fall asleep right that moment. I stayed up for another hour or so and then I was OUT until 7:30 this morning. That's a very long sleep for me.

The left side of my head hurts, which is weird for me since my migraines are always on the right side. I guess the left side of the head is the carb withdrawal side. I'm doing my best to focus because I have a client coming in for a meeting in 26 minutes and I need to be on the ball. Wish me luck!

It's not so bad, though. I knew what to expect so I know I'll feel better if not by Day 4, then definitely by Day 5. It's good to have a little pain to remind me how addicted to junk my body is, and how I don't want to be that way anymore.
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    Ugh, carb flu. This WILL pass. And then you'll feel better. But you already know that. I'm just commiserating. I've had a naggy little headache and stomach upset for the past week. I'm sure it's my body purging all the crap.
    1932 days ago
    Thanks for the tips. I think I'm doing ok. The headache is definitely starting to wane. I have a feeling I'll feel much better tomorrow. :)
    1932 days ago
    Be sure you're getting enough fat. If I feel bad or hungry, a teaspoonful of peanut butter always helps. I've heard some people say they needed more salt in the first week so you might try some chicken broth if you feel you've been loosing a lot of extra water (and salt). When my electrolytes get out of whack, it can trigger a migraine.
    1932 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    I never had that problem - but any pain is sure great when it goes away - hope it goes away soon, Earl
    1933 days ago
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