If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me (Part 4)

This journey of understanding my health continues. I’ve heard many different theories from people as well as having my gastroenterology report. This situation with my health is very interesting because a doctor cannot go in and perform a surgery to fix this or give me a cure (pill). I am on my own (with the help of others and information available) to solve this and I do not know the solution currently… It could be a combination of time and discipline that ultimately heals me.

My official diagnosis is “Disaccharidase Deficiency”. Essentially, I have trouble digesting certain things. That statement isn’t a whole lot of help in and of itself, but it does give me a lot to research and test on my own. First, I must understand all foods that have Disaccharide’s. And if there are foods I can eat that don’t contain them, I need to start with those and eliminate any foods that have them so I can see if I feel better after doing that.

Next, I need to slowly introduce foods that may be a problem. For instance, yesterday I tried some Almond Milk and my body didn’t like that at all. I’ve spent the last 18 hours rocking and reeling from feeling nauseous and not sleeping. There is a STEEP price that I pay right now when I take in a food that my body doesn’t easily tolerate (or eat in a way that irritates my stomach and intestines). This morning, I had some organic oats and my nutrition shake and my body feels largely unaffected by that. Woo hoo, foods I can eat it appears :)

I’ve also been taking nutritional supplements – a lot of them over the last 10 days. I’m sure how I’m taking those could also be causing an issue. My goal here is to always eat a little bit of organic oats to get something in my stomach, and then to down my supplements. We’ll see if this has a positive affect on how I feel – or at least mitigates symptoms I’ve been having.

Last night was a tough one. I slept from 11 PM to 1 AM, and then was up from 1 AM to 5:45 AM. Insomnia at its finest :) But I refused to take any medication and just let it run its course. I did finally sleep for another couple hours, which I desperately needed. I can’t keep running off of adrenal’s (something I also need to research).

I’m going to beat this, whatever the hell it is and pass the knowledge I gain along. Rwwwwwaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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