Friday, October 16, 2015

1 month out

A little over a month ago is when my anxiety roller coaster started.  Things are getting better but I still have days that are not so great.  Yesterday I felt really good; I was in a great mood and no anxiety at all.  Today I feel sort of blah, tired and I had a bit of anxiety this morning.  So it's up and down for sure at this point.  But- I'm moving in the right direction.

This is what I have done so far:

-  I quit caffeine and alcohol 100%.  This has been hard because I'm so tired and I wish I could just have one cup of coffee!

-  I am eating 100% gluten free and most of the time I am trying to eat whole foods, not processed foods. I met with my dietician today and the next step is gluten and dairy free.  I am not excited about this at all because- cheese, yogurt and butter. 

-  I'm journaling before bed.  This is mostly a list of what I am grateful for and what I still need (ie: patience, support, not to feel guilty, etc.)

-  The kids are going to daycare pretty much full-time right now.  On Monday I will keep them home to see how I handle it.  I'm going to slowly ease back into keeping them home with me two days a week.

-  Spending more time outdoors, going for walks, sitting in the yard, trying to enjoy nature.  This always calms me down.

I did get some of my blood work back and it showed an elevated TSH level, a very low glucose level and a couple of other items out of range.  I'm waiting to hear what my functional medicine doc has to say about the results.





2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are doing all the right things. (even if no alcohol sounds tough!!!)

    xo

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