It’s been hard to write lately, because my flare has been so bad. Migraines have been daily with nausea, dizziness and joint pain. The storms just keep rolling through our area, and should leave soon. Today was a little better and I was able to get out, shop and walk the dog once. It felt good to make a short walk in the cool, damp air. There may be another rainstorm coming, as the sky is covered with black clouds. We’ll see….I’m sure my head will let me know!
Hubby and I shopped for Mother’s Day gifts for me. I have found a wonderful place to shop….Goodwill. Now, don’t scream, yuk! One of our Goodwill stores is located in a great area and is filled with clothes from stores like: Talbot, Coldwater Creek, and Chico’s. So, I found a few great items for Mother’s Day. I needed new clothes, because I’ve put on weight. I’m not eating more often or snacking more, but I am taking a lot more medications than I was when I was 30 pounds lighter. When I look at the side-effects, weight gain is a side effect for more than one of them. I know exercise would help, if I could only get to the point of being able to do it regularly. I’ll need to keep trying.
I learned something new from the Mast Cell Disorder forum members about water. They were discussing drinking water and what was in the water that made them react to it. Mast Cell reactions from water? Yes. I have been having them for years and didn’t realize that was the problem. For years I would drink water and get very nauseous. I didn’t know why on earth water made me feel sick. It made no sense to me. But these forum members were saying that the water additives caused my body to have a histamine reaction. Duh! That makes so much sense now. Many of the MCD folks just drink distilled water to prevent reactions to water. Well, there you have it…allergic to water! Crazy? That’s ok. I’m also allergic to myself 🙂
Chronic illnesses are always interesting. You never know what to expect. But, if you are going to have a weird body, at least you can entertain yourself.
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Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. All medical information is opinion only. If you need medical information, please contact your personal physician.