Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

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Foods eaten: Eggs, Cream, Jersey cow milk, Decaf espresso, Beef, Swede, Potatoes, Greek yoghurt.
Kcals: 1808, Protein: 49g, Fat: 157g, Carbs: 49g.

I’ve read in Joan Breakey’s book “Are You Food Sensitive?” that apparently sleep problems occur during the “getting worse before you get better” phase. This is good, because I was worried I was being exposed to more amines.

I started to feel sick due to tension after the events of Monday, and my mind began racing. I didn’t sleep more than a couple of hours. I was very tired yesterday, but sleepless for a second time last night. At around three in the morning I took some dolomite and 5-HTP. This combination rarely fails to work.

5-HTP is a serotonin precursor. Serotonin helps you to sleep. It’s also an amine. I was pretty desperate to sleep. Suffered the consequences this morning: my eczema flared up and stung. I think that’s probably the most direct proof I have of amine sensitivity, but it seems pretty damning.

I’ve felt pretty good for the last few days. Headaches are gone. Brain is a little over-active. I’m back on my optimal diet ratios and feeling much better for it, and yesterday and today I wasn’t hungry until 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Hence I’m able to reduce calories at last.

I’ve been busy-busy-busy, shopping, thinking, prioritising. I’m going to try to knuckle down tomorrow and get some work done on my book. My mum is much better too. Yesterday the hospital stopped pushing drugs on her, and today she’s regained some sensation in her arms, which have been numb with a crushed nerve in her neck for the last six months.

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Written by alienrobotgirl

15 March, 2006 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Failsafe Diary

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