The slightest changes can have big impacts, and not always for the better. I have been moving along nicely, keeping up with my Bikram. I have completed 22 classes so I’m finally on schedule but I have been pulling some doubles and doing every single morning. This morning I woke up feeling fatigue and for half a second thought about skipping Bikram. Not the choice I ended up making but now I’m feeling a twinge of flare coming on.
During class I got the sore throat and my legs are sore and stiff. You wouldn’t think that Bikram could put me into flare and I don’t believe it ever has. I do think that my fatigue can put me into flare and since I don’t know exactly where the fatigue stems from or when it will arise it is hard to gauge. I feel the soreness, I feel the sore throat, I also feel the fatigue but we all work through fatigue. Life in general comes with a level of fatigue. I don’t usually know if mine is a high level until I get started with my day.
I am meeting a new doctor tomorrow and I already know I’m starting at the beginning of my MCTD. Most doctors know about it but don’t have a clear understanding of it. I am curious to see what this younger doctor has to say about it and perhaps she will see it with fresh eyes. This is my new general doctor, not my Rheumatologist. I don’t know what I’ll do when he retires but thankfully I don’t have to worry about that today.