Sometimes when a person is sick, there are no outward signs. So when someone says, “You don’t look sick,” don’t get upset or hurt by what they say. Simply smile and walk away or just walk away. I know how hurtful it is and how hard it is to explain.
I have two autoimmune diseases and there is no outward signs. They have progressively gotten worse in the last year and on top of this, I have something wrong in my lower back that is making it very difficult to walk or stand or sit for very long.
There are no cures for the two diseases I have but there are ways to lessen the symptoms but it takes a long time for you to see any kind of relief. I have Epstein Barr Syndrome – which is chronic fatigue and I have fibromyalgia which is where the nerves are overactive and sensitive through out your entire body.
In the last few days I have start a detox to clean my body of toxins and an autoimmune protocol diet to see what I can change to help at least with the fibromyalgia. There is a link on the right hand side of my blog for Super Green Juice. That is what I am drinking to detox. I’m still drinking my athletic greens and my zip fizz for the vitamins and vegetables/fruits. I’m eating at least one meal a day and maybe a snack.
I know there are drugs on the market to help with pain and symptoms, but I no longer want to mask the symptoms, I want to control the disease instead of it controlling me.
Besides the detox and the diet change, which is not really a diet, I’ve started using some homeopathic remedies to help with the pain. We are switching from processed foods to organic or as close to organic as we can get. It has taken over a year for me to be convinced that drugs and processed food are not helping but making things worse. Just in the last week, I’ve discovered that wheat, cheese and pasteurized milk are things I cannot eat with out major pain. I believe that potatoes are another issue so I’m cutting those out as well as tomatoes and anything else from the nightshade plant area.
I developed allergies to some foods after my gastric bypass but have always just said that depending on how bad I want them, I can deal with the outcome. Not so any longer. So no more shellfish, ranch dressing, or chocolate.
My goal is before our cruise next June (2018), I have this all worked out and will not have to worry about pain and fatigue from disease.
Be mindful of people that say they are sick or don’t feel good! Just because you can’t see the disease or the sickness doesn’t mean that they aren’t really sick.
Have a great day!