I am exactly 1 week and 1 day into my AIP – Autoimmune protocol and my fatigue level is so high. I’m doing a lot of walking and some Bikram but went back to cross fit yesterday and although my session was fun and I had enough energy to sustain it I was exhausted later in the day. Since I’m only eating vegetable, fruit and meat my carb intake is very low but I’m not losing any weight so I know that I’m getting enough calories but the high level of fatigue is concerning.
I have dealt with fatigue for 10 years with MCTD but I had really gotten that part under control and now to deal with it again is strange. I have called my new AIP doctor to get in sooner than a month and just make sure what I’m doing is correct. There are certain things they are testing and waiting to see. Some noticeable differences is my swelling is down, my stiffness is almost completely gone in my hands, but I’m not sleeping, I feel very stressed, and I’m so tired. With the good comes the bad but I would like just a whole lot of good.
I have been taking holy basil to help with stress but I believe I need more than that. I lose my patients fairly quickly, I cannot find the calm in my mind and I’m grumpy. My husband mentioned that I was very grumpy which is not a normal trait of mine and I just said “I’m starving” but that’s not true. I’m not starving, because if I was I would be losing weight and I’m not. I don’t feel satisfied mentally after any of my meals but physically I’m not hungry after my meal but I’m certainly looking for something else even though it is off limits.
I have this feeling that after this month I’m going to totally way over indulge and then I have defeated the purpose so I’m meeting with the doctor to make sure that I’m on the right path and doing the right thing for my body and my mind. I don’t mind taking it easy with my workouts but I really enjoy my cross fit sessions and want to give them all I can so I would like to be able to do my work out and still function for the rest of the day without bonking. I hope she has some good information for me and gets me back on the right path.