Just an update: I am on day 48 of the elimination diet, day 17 of no supplements and day 9 of the official two-week wash-out period. I feel awful. I feel like I have a fever. I feel like I have the flu. I feel like my lungs are full of black smoke. I feel like my brain is inflamed. It hurts to move my eyes. My neck is constantly painful and my head started to hurt very badly last night. I need a pain killer that doesn’t cause me respiratory distress. I cannot drink black tea at all anymore. One of life’s last pleasures taken away. I am not eating any aspartame or Splenda. What I continue to take is my probiotic, fiber, Colace, inhaler, birth control pill, antihistamine eye drops and nasal spray, tylenol when I can’t stand the pain and once in a while some vitamins. I think, during this last week of the wash-out period, I will try to hold off on as many vitamins and meds as possible. Who knows? The B-complex vitamin could be causing my headaches. How do I figure it out?
I’m still not leaving the house, I’m still so much worse than I was a month ago. I haven’t been able to do my laps around the house. My doctor thinks I should get a brain MRI and a tilt table test, but I don’t want to do either one. Basically, I’m scared of everything. I now live my life trying not to make anything worse. After being out of work for five months, I’m ready to tackle the disability mountain. It could take years or I may not get it at all. I am scared of losing everything. Have I mentioned that I cannot believe this has happened to me? I would give anything to feel normal again. ANYTHING. I am still in complete disbelief that someone won’t find the one thing to fix. I’m going back to the infectious disease doctor to ask about things I might have caught from critters my dog caught: birds, squirrels, rats… Grasping at straws.