OK So I've been really sick (particularly incredibly tired to the point of not functioning) for ~5 years now. And now I'm really confused about what's going on.
Aug 3: started elimination diet (no soy, gluten, corn)
Aug 4-7: felt worse than ever, nearly gave up diet
Aug 8-18: felt amazing, better than ever & finally functioning normally again!
Aug 19-22: had AF so felt a bit tired but especially more crampy & much more moody than usual the whole time (I usually don't get moody except occasionally the day before AF starts)
Aug 23-24: really really sick (fever, sore throat, couldn't move) but had to take care of DS so I didn't get to rest quite as much as I should have
So now it's the 28th & I'm still feeling run-down. I would think I'd be recovered from Monday's illness by now??? The worst was over in 24 hours & I was symptom-free (except tired) by Wed. morning. Is it normal to still be tired 4-5 days after an illness? DS had what I *think* was the same illness & he was better right away.
It is really, really hard for me to stick to the elimination diet when I don't feel better on it anymore. I had been hoping to reintroduce food this week but obviously couldn't since I was sick. I don't know if it was just a fluke that the diet helped so much for 2 weeks, and now I'm just back to square one??? I don't know what's going on with my body, why am I so exhausted when just last week I was feeling better than I had in years??
I was so excited when the diet seemed to be working & now I'm just scared that I'm doomed to a life of not functioning.