I am feeling rubbish!
I am so tired today you would not believe. All I want to do is lay down on the nearest flat surface and go to sleep. I had to drive to my Nan's today and I really did not feel safe. I honestly thought I would fall asleep any minute. Up until today I had been wondering if this tiredness might mean I am pregnant, but I don't think I am. Both times that I was pregnant before I tested positive at 11 dpo (which is what I am today) using a Clear Blue Digital (sensitivity 25mIU/ml) in the afternoon. Today I tested with FMU using a One Step (which is sensitive to 10mIU/ml), and it was clearly negative. Also as I said yesterday, I don't have sore boobs, just tiredness and a sore belly, which could be caused by what I am eating, so all in all I think pregnancy is unlikely.
I do feel like I have been hit by a truck though. I have no energy at all. It really does feel a bit like a hangover, minus the thirst. I have a slight headache, and feel a bit dizzy, my brain feels foggy and even my vision seems a bit blurry. I am also slightly nauseous, with that feeling that I really want to eat something that will 'fix' me, but not really fancying much at all.
Although the plan for my reintroduction had me eating chick peas yesterday, I really didn't fancy them. What I wanted was cheese. So, I made a big salad, with spinach, rocket, watercress, tomatoes, avocado, spring onion, beetroot, grated carrot and grated cheese. It was delicious. Later in the evening I fancied more cheese. Although in hindsight I can see that this might have been a craving, at the time I though it was a great idea to really test cheese! (I LOVE CHEESE!).
Anyway, as I was driving and trying to keep my eyes open this morning, I was thinking fondly back to the Whole30 and how good and full of energy I felt - it was only 6 days ago! My thoughts were that I should just go back to that and be done with it, I know it works. Then I started thinking about what is different in my diet now. The foods I have introduced so far are rice, which seemed fine, though I had it only once, and sugar, which I have avoided since Saturday,
and also milk,
and ice cream!
I just weighed myself too, and I have gained 1.5kg in 6 days.
Once again, Dr Mansfield said he thought I may have a sensitivity to dairy but I really couldn't see it. Perhaps I just didn't want to! I still don't want to! But I am going to stop eating dairy and see what happens. I am not going to introduce anything else until I feel better either! Fingers crossed it works as I feel so awful.
If I do turn out to be pregnant, then I will give dairy another chance of course, but in reality, although I love it, I didn't really miss it that much when I was doing the Whole30, so I know I can live without it.
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