Originally Posted by newcastlemama
Do you feel good? I was suprised I was still anemic because I feel so great. My hemoglobin and hemocrit levels were good, but the nutrionist said that I just don't have any extra to give up without it affecting me (Like having my mentral cycle, for example. At least that will be gone for quite a while
so maybe that will help my store some iron up too)
Do I feel good... well, about 4 weeks ago I felt really good. I mean REALLY good. I remember being confident that I wouldn't have my typical "Fall Crash" into depression this year, because I was eating TF and taking Vit D and some other key supplements to mend specific deficiencies.
Now I don't feel good. I'm tired, not sleeping well, feeling anxious and depressed and overwhelmed by everything. If I could, I wouldn't leave my house at all because it takes too much effort. Also feel a lot of "brain fog"--can't think, can't make decisions. I'm trying to figure out exactly what changed in a month's time.
One thing is that I had relatives visit from out of state, and it was very stressful. I have felt terribly depleted since then, like I just can't get my equilibrium back.
A second change is that I ran out of some of the supplements I was taking, and I delayed replacing them because money is tight. (Finally replaced some today.) And others I just got sloppy about taking regularly. Before, I was on a pretty strict regimen of certain supplements I took every day.
A third change is that I've gotten sloppy about keeping sugar out of my diet. I've started using more of the "NT approved" sweeteners like succanat and real maple sugar--but I think it's still too much sugar for my system.
Fourth change is I may be having too many grains. I've been experimenting with soaked flour recipes, like multigrain pancakes and cornbread, etc. Plus buying some spelt breads and sprouted wheat breads from a wonderful local baker. None of it is "bad" stuff but I'm wondering if it's just too much grain for my system?
Sorry if this is rambling and not making sense. I'm having a particularly bad day today (PMS time) so I feel extra depleted.
If you have any thoughts on any of this I would greatly appreciate it.