An Update of Sorts
You guys are so wonderful! Seriously. Thank you so much for the support and kind words. It definitely helps knowing that you guys truly believe in me so thank you 🙂
This week has been such an improvement compared to what I was like last week. I still feel anxious but it’s not so overwhelming that I feel ill or need to go home from work. The doc said that my medication wouldn’t start working for at least two weeks but I swear it started working almost instantly. When I get anxious now, it’s really intense for about 20 minutes and then it just tapers off and I feel so different. It’s just so weird. Is that what anti-anxiety medication feels like when it’s working? I have no idea. Whether it’s the medication or not, I’m just so relieved that things are getting better in the mean time.
I also wanted to update you all on my experience with the FODMAPs way of eating. Basically, I’ve cut out apples and honey and I am weaning myself off my fruity muesli that I love to have every morning and I can proudly say that I have improved so much! No longer am I feeling bloated or gassy (you know you wanted to know that). No longer do I feel like I want to take a nap after lunch (lunchtime was when I would eat my apple). And when I eat something with fructose in it, I notice. I still eat strawberries and bananas but can only handle strawberries in small amounts because they are far too sweet for me now. I used to live off fruit and now I can’t handle the flavour because it’s far too sour! It’s amazing how your taste buds can change so quickly. After a few months of eating this way I might try and bring back some fruit and see how much I can handle. But at the moment I’m feeling really good. Although I do have to admit that I really do miss how refreshing a piece of fruit could be.
So far everything is going well. I’m full of positivity again and I’m so relieved for that. I’m sleeping well and I’m allowing my body to rest when it needs. Now I just need to find more cereal because I am completely obsessed with it right now and I fear that I’m going to turn into a cornflake.
What’s your favourite cereal??