eliste: (Default)
Felt the flu-like symptoms big time today. Headache, dizzy-not dizzy, muscle aches, chills, severe fatigue. Conked out for a 3 hour nap in the afternoon.
eliste: (Default)
 today was a terrible day. After a gluten free breakfast at blue baker, there were stomach cramps. Then the anxiety and crying started. Finally late in the afternoon I had 2 fresh pitas from Almarah. The depression and anxiety lifted. But I started feeling weird physically, even more tired, tiny bit dizzy when I stood, like when you are sleep deprived. Moving about took a lot of effort. I was t very hungry after the pitas, but had a bit of fish at 9 for dinner. Exhausted niw, going to bed early. 

uuuuuug

Jun. 10th, 2016 03:05 pm
eliste: (Default)
Energy: none
Stress: low to moderate
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~12 am / woke @8:00 / ~8 hours asleep
Mood: frustrated
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~8:00 am
Probiotic
  • 1 pill with lunch
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner
Diflucan
  • Just before bed
Notes:
  • No energy today. I think I did too much yesterday, stressing about and trying to locate art supplies.
  • Had normal BM!
  • Took probiotics with lunch and my intestines are now acting all weird. and now cramping....great....
eliste: (Default)
Energy: low
Stress: moderate to high
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~12 am / woke @9:30 / ~9 hours asleep
Mood: okay
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~6:00 am
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner
Notes:
  • breakfast ok!
  • BM very soft, watery. But no urgency.
  • Forgot lots of stuff, as you can see. But it was a nice day, all in all.
eliste: (darkside)
Energy: low
Stress: low
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~12 am / woke @9:30 / ~10 hours asleep
Mood: okay
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~5:00 am
Probiotic
  • 1 pill with lunch
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner
Diflucan
  • 1 pill at bedtime
Notes:
  • intestinal cramps at breakfast.
  • Diarrhea in the afternoon. Having a great time, really.
eliste: (Default)
Energy: moderate
Stress: low
Cravings: water
Sleep: fell asleep ~12 am / woke @7:00 / ~7 hours asleep
Mood: chipper
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~6:00 am
Probiotic
  • 1 pill with lunch
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner

Notes
:
  • Woke up so early. And surprisingly chipper.
  • Starting individualized candida diet today as proscribed by nutritionist. No sugar, no dairy, 1 cup of fruit & 1-2 cups grains daily.
  • Had 4 Rainier cherries for snack after lunch, after probiotics. Terrible stomach cramps, ending in BMs. No diarrhea, but the last one was soft. My energy was very drained after that, and all evening I've felt sluggish and tired, with a little bit of a headache. Did eat a normal dinner, seems to have gone ok. Update: it could have been the lettuce from lunch?
eliste: (Default)
Energy: low
Stress: moderate to high
Cravings: water
Sleep: fell asleep ~1 am / woke @8:30 / ~7 hours asleep
Mood: okay
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~6:00 am
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 3 drops on left arm, @ 5:30 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner
Fluconazole
  • 1 pill just before bed (11 pm)

Notes:
  • Taking fluconazole just before bed was brilliant. I had a mild headache, and my tummy was a little queasy, but I feel asleep just fine.
  • First day I pushed the vitamin D drops to 3. Noticed I had very deep, mild intestinal cramps which may or may not have been related: it was a stressful day going to a nutritionist. Something to keep an eye on.

oops

Jun. 4th, 2016 04:48 pm
eliste: (Default)
 Forgot the vitamin D today. Everything else was okay.

slow day

Jun. 3rd, 2016 01:56 pm
eliste: (Default)
Energy: low
Stress: low
Cravings: water
Sleep: fell asleep ~1 am / woke @8:00 / ~7 hours asleep
Mood: okay
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~8:00 am
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 2 drops on hand, @ 2:30 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner
     
 
eliste: (indian girl)
I haven't been doing check-ins, because I haven't been changing much up. But I'm starting back on Vitamin D (topically) today, and will shortly start a bunch of new stuff, so it's time to keep track of how I feel again.

Energy: moderate
Stress: low
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~12 am / woke @9:30 / ~10 hours asleep
Mood: good
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~7:00 am
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 1 drop on hand, @ 2:30 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz water with dinner
Notes:
  • While on vacation, lots of tummy ick. I was taking the EnteraGam, but I think additives were doing me in from eating out at restaurants every day. So keeping clear of additives still very important.
  • Also while on vacation to San Diego, there was lots of walking. I didn't do touristy stuff, but you end up parking and walking a lot in SD. And the more walking helped my sore Achille's tendon IMMENSELY. So thinking I need to try get out and walk around the block again.
    • The Piton X30 stickers helped so much too. More than kinesiology tape.
 

OW.

May. 25th, 2016 04:58 pm
eliste: (Default)
Quick check-in: Last night I had the insufferable stomach pain again. Once again I had us headed to the emergency room before it faded. It came on much faster than it has in the past. I don't think there were 2 distinct pain sites, just one band of pain around the front of my stomach. It was a little higher up that usual, I think? I ended up putting my seat all the way back in the car and that helped so much the problem felt solved within five minutes. No clue what caused it.
eliste: (scared in bed)
I had a theory that the side effects from the EnteraGam might be happening because I'm not eating enough. When I add it all up, I find I'm really only eating about 1400-1600 calories a day. 

So I tried snacking today. Now stomach cramps and I have a headache. Delightful.
  • Do I need to back way down on the vitamin D? I put four drops in my drink and I'm only halfway through it.
  • Was cheese a bad option?
  • Was it the fast food fries I nicked from bf?
  • The crackers?
  • WHAT?!
This is so frustrating because the EnteraGam is working. I have more energy now and am sleeping better, which means I must be digesting better and that inflammation must be going down too. So I won't stop taking it, but I am sad to have traded one set of symptoms for another. Some days I feel like the 20 years I spent carefully cultivating safe food is out the window and I don't know what's safe to eat anymore.

UPDATE: It was the vitamin D causing the EnteraGam side effects. 

hmm.

May. 10th, 2016 06:44 pm
eliste: (indian girl)
Energy: moderate
Stress: low
Cravings: water
Sleep: fell asleep ~1 am / woke @8:30 / ~7 hours asleep
Mood: good
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~9:00 am
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 5 drops in watered down juice, @ 2:30 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
Notes:
  • Energy much higher last two days. Not clean the whole house high, but I went out and did a couple errands without feeling like it was moving mountains.
  • Been napping last few days ~3-4 pm. Feeling better for it. Napping anywhere from 30 mins - 2 hours.
  • Still not sure about EnteraGam. Diarrhea is stopped in its tracks for sure, which is good. But getting stomach cramps every day now, which are anywhere from painful to severe, and last from a moment or two to a couple hours. Usually only a moment or two. And very gassy in the evenings after I take it.
  • Return of the headache this evening. Every time I go back to 5 drops of Vitamin D, the headache happens. I'll e-mail Dr. tomorrow.

chill.

May. 5th, 2016 12:26 pm
eliste: (old ways)
Energy: low to moderate
Stress: moderate
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~1 am / woke @10:30 / ~9 hours asleep
Mood: doubty
 
Meds & Supplements
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~10:30 am
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 3 drops in watered down juice, @ 1:30 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
Notes:
  • Feel a bit at lose ends today.
 
eliste: (Default)
Energy: low
Stress: high
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~2 am / woke @8:30 / ~6 hours asleep
Mood: good
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~10:00 am
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
Notes:
  • Slight intestinal cramping after breakfast, gone quickly.
  • Lots of test results today! So lots of stress.
  • Skipped a meal. Took EnteraGam with dinner and had a very awful stomach ache. I laid down, took an Advil. But I think the water I took with the Advil helped more than the Advil.

eliste: (Default)
Energy: low to moderate
Stress: low to moderate
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~1 am / woke @9:00  / ~8 hours asleep
Mood: okay
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~9:00 am
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 3 drops in watered down juice, @ 1:30 am
Notes:
  • Woke during the night with right ear throbbing. Went away--I think I laid on it too long. Otherwise normal.
  • IBS: intestinal cramps after breakfast. Normal BM. Gassy symptoms seem to have gotten better tho.
  • Had to drink only 24 oz of fluid today for urine test tomorrow. Got a stomach ache in the middle of the day, felt AWFUL.
  • No headache, though.
  • Three meals today!
eliste: (Default)
Energy: moderate
Stress: low
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~11 pm / woke @9:00  / ~10 hours asleep
Mood: good
 
Meds & Supplements: 
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~8:00 am
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
Notes:
  • Ear feeling completely normal, even laid on it last night.
  • IBS clear day. Gassy in the morning. Seems to be an EnterGam symptom.
  • No headache. Will try the vitamin D again tomorrow.
  • Three meals today!
 
eliste: (Default)
Energy: low to moderate
Stress: moderate
Cravings: water
Sleep: fell asleep ~1 am / woke @8:00  / ~7 hours asleep
Mood: okay
 
Meds & Supplements
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~8:00 am
Ciprodex (ear drops)
  • 2 drops right ear @ 11 am
  • 2 drops right ear @ 10 pm
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 6 drops in watered down juice, @ 11:30 am
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
Notes:
  • Ear feeling normal except fr when I lay on it. Wondering how long to keep using drops. Research suggests 10 days?
  • IBS clear day.
  • Headache, mild, a few times. It could be linked to the vitamin D, as I am still upping the dose?
  • Three meals today!

eliste: (Default)
Energy: moderate
Stress: moderate
Cravings: none
Sleep: fell asleep ~12 am / woke @8:00  / ~8 hours asleep
Mood: good
 
Meds & Supplements
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~8:00 am
Ciprodex (ear drops)
  • 2 drops right ear @ 9:00 am
  • MANY drops right ear @ 8:30 pm
    • Oops.
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 5 drops in watered down juice, @ 1:00 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
Notes:
  • Ear feeling normal today. It only hurts when I lay on it.
  • Saw PCP today. She ordered the blood tests I needed. Now to find out if my insurance will approve them.
  • IBS clear day.
  • Three meals today!
eliste: (Default)
Energy: low to moderate
Stress: moderate
Cravings: water
Sleep: fell asleep ~11 pm / woke @9:00  / ~9 hours asleep
Mood: confused, depressed
 
Meds & Supplements
 
Armour (thyroid med)
  • 15 mg: ~9:00 am
Ciprodex (ear drops)
  • 2 drops right ear @ 12 pm
  • 2 drops right ear @ 10 pm
NuMedica Micellized Vitamin D3 1200 IU drops
  • 3 drops in watered down juice, @ 1:00 pm
EnteraGam
  • 1/2 packet in 4 oz watered down juice
  • Tried the bone broth and the EnteraGam and it was SO GROSS. The EnteraGam has to be drunk all at once, and bone broth is heated. Bad combination.
Notes:
  • Ear feeling better today. No itchiness. Still little flashes of pain, but less.
  • First day of period. 4 days earlier than expected.
  • IBS attack. Cramps, diarrhea. :(
  • Three meals today!
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