Well, these last three weeks have been a little harder than I expected them to be. I’m still functional but I’m experiencing symptoms again. Mostly fatigue but also pain, occasional anxiety attacks and even nausea.
It all coincided with starting Pilates lessons and my current theory is that exercising three times per week has mobilized toxins that were still in my body. I thought I was done detoxing but maybe I was wrong. It seems that I’m contaminating my clothing again.
The symptoms have made it harder to keep up with everything. Even when I’m feeling stressed, I always try to listen to my body and give it what it needs to keep healing. This means that I’ve been sleeping in a lot. I’m also showering more often to try to keep the symptoms down. This week I’ve been showering two or three times per day. Not my favorite thing to do but I’m just so thankful we have such easy access to warm water.
I’m also trying a few things that have helped me in the past: lemon water, vitamin C powder, and epsom salt baths. It’s a little too soon to say but I think they’re helping. Our daily hikes in the hills behind our apartment also seem to help. The air is really clean and refreshing up there.
I’m happy to say that, so far, I’ve been able to keep up with my Pilates lessons and Brett is helping me to keep up with the chores. My symptoms mean we’re vacuuming more frequently and doing more laundry which means I have less energy and more to do.
But hey! This is nothing compared to what I’ve been through in the past. So I’m okay with it if it means my body is continuing to heal and detox. I just hope it doesn’t last too long.
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