We have the power to control some flares, others are unavoidable. The weather for ex., has been in the high 90s the last few days & it has made me feel down, I’ve been really tired& had zero to no energy to want to do anything. My arms feels like they are burning & the driving under the sun does help. .
I think stress & exhaustion’s are the triggered for me. 1. I don’t know when to stop, if I’m cleaning I clean until everything is done. I don’t stop, I don’t take breaks, I just go. The aftermath, shows me lying in bed, in severe pain, having a tachycardia & my costochondritis flared. I’ve had so many of these episodes, that I have swore that these moments will be the one to kill me. I’ve been trying not to overdo it, but it’s difficult to stop when I’m happy, I’m full of energy, & I’m able to complete full task, makes me feel accomplished. .
On the other hand, stress. I can’t avoid stress. If someone pisses me off and I have the opportunity to walk away, then I will. But those moments that I can’t, I feel this fire rise from the pit of my stomach that instantly makes my heart race & makes my brain expand & hurt. These moments, which don’t happen often Thank God, make feel like I’m abt to have a heart attack. This is scary. .
When it comes to nutrition, I think well I guess. I have a lot of food allergies, so it eliminates a lot of the fast food junk. Overall I eat home cooked meals. There absolutely none of the following for me- No dairy, no eggs, no shellfish/ fish, no gluten, no peanuts/ nuts, some fruits like apricot, mango, etc., I try to manage a balanced meal but sometimes I simply crave carbs. Carbs carbs carbs carbs, I love my gluten free cakes, cupcakes, cookies, yum! It’s high in sugar, which really is a downside, but most of the GF options are high in sugar. .
What are you able to manage? What’s your day to day like? What do you enjoy & how do you feel? .