Because I have been doing so well with my nutrition plan, I decided to once again try to cut out my mid-day medication. Over the summer I have reduced my medication to the point where I am taking really tiny cut up pieces that I take 3 times a day. The last few days I reduced my middle of the day to almost a dust of medication. This afternoon I thought I would cut out this dose since it is so small. In the afternoon it wasn’t too bad, but as the evening progressed I could feel my eyes burning and my body pain increase significantly. These are similar symptoms I had when reducing my medication over the summer. I can’t believe the reaction I am having over such a small amount of medication. It reminds me of how powerful narcotics really are.
I am hoping that tomorrow, my body will continue to adjust during the daytime and my pain will be reduced. For now I will take a hot shower, and take my evening dose an hour earlier. I love the idea of going back to two doses each day, as I don’t have to worry about taking medication with me when I am out. I have two weekends of soccer tournaments, so it would be great to have the lesser pain and the lesser medication. I would be happy to go off meat and gluten products in order to be medication free. I trust I can learn to supplement other great food products for my favorites like pizza, barbecued hamburgers, and breads. Something else to explore…..
It IS so interesting what medications can do! I hope your program will continue to work for you. If you have any good recommendations on gluten-free / meat-free options, please share!
So far my experiments have been pretty basic with gluten free food. I am eating a lot of fish and salads/veggies, as well as gluten-free meal foods. I will be happy to post some good recipes when I start experimenting more.