This week, I got up to a full dose of my Lyme medication, and also started a liver detox. Starting yesterday I started to have some symptoms from these, and possibly a stomach flu. I came down with a sore throat, chills, and a low grade fever, as well as exhaustion and an overall lack of motivation to do anything. Then, this morning my stomach has been bothering me.
I had to cancel my massage yesterday because I didn’t want to go in if it is a sickness that is contagious or anything. I’m supposed to go to the Infared Sauna today and am trying to decide if I should. It would probably be good for me to detox there, but I worry about passing on something to other people because I don’t know 100% if this is a herx or something else.
My throat is still hurting a bit today but it’s better. I also did sleep in until about 9:30 this morning, which is unusual for me these days. Of course, it didn’t help my sleep that Patrick kept me up a couple of times during the night wanting attention and batting at my face and eyes! He’s a sweet boy, but the appetite stimulant he takes at night makes him a bit hyper. He woke up the whole house about 7:15 this morning wanting food. I got up, took my thyroid meds, fed him and went back to sleep.
The other thing going on in my life that might be affecting my symptoms too is that yesterday was World Day Against Trafficking, meaning that there were a lot of posts about human and sex trafficking. It triggered me, which means that my physical symptoms may have been flared by stress. I also put a donation request on my Facebook to the Washington Anti-Trafficking Coalition and said openly on Facebook that I’m a sex trafficking survivor, and that the adult portion mainly happened in AA by AA members. Luckily, everyone was supportive, and I didn’t have any dumb comments about how I shouldn’t talk about such things from people in AA. It seems as though either they are just not reading my posts or they have realized that this is not an okay thing to say to me.
Now I’m just trying to figure out if I should do yoga even though I don’t feel 100 percent. I’m not sure. I probably will do some light yoga at least.
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