This is a question I have been trying to answer for over a year. Some of my doctor’s have said it’s depression, which could have continued since I was diagnosed with PPD after having my second child. Other’s have told me to get out and exercise more and then you will get more energy and thus feel better. But . . when you don’t have enough energy to think about exercising it’s really hard to get into that habit. So fast forward a year and yes I am exercising and yes I am loosing weight but guess what??? I’m still exhausted, run down, tired all the time, etc. My family doctor (who I love) isn’t quite sure what to do. So I went to a Chiropractor’s office just down from me because their thing is health and wellness. They have multiple options to work on the total health of your body and not just straightening your bones. So I had my first visit a few weeks ago where they took a bunch of x-rays and body scans. I came back this morning for my report of findings and to have an appointment with the nutritionist. The short answer is that I am all jacked up.
The long answer is that my posture is out of alignment and that is probably contributing to my headaches and other things that I can’t remember. The nutritionist has based on her body scan and testing that my digestive system is a total mess (I did tell her that and she confirmed it) and my adrenals (the little glands on top of your kidneys) are not functioning properly which is causing me to be fatigued and everything else i’m feeling. This is why I can run a 5k on Sunday morning and then take a 2 hour nap when I got back to my parents house. So I’m going into the chiro 3x’s a week and I have a few supplements that hopefully in about a week I should see some improvement. I check back with the nutritionist in 2 weeks to see how I’m doing.
There are some details I’ve left out because I can’t remember exactly what they said or I don’t know how to explain it to all of you without confusing the heck out of everyone.
So in short, I need to work on my posture, take my supplements, drink lots of water, de-stress and probably start yoga or meditation and keep on this journey to get me fit and healthy.
ETA: I know that it took me a while to get all jacked up and it’s going to take me equally as long to get all this straightened out. Also when I say “in a week I should feel better” I don’t mean – I’m great and all fixed, more that I should feel some slight improvement over the current state that I am in. Just figured I needed to add that little clarification.