Hi guys, thank you for your kind words and support. I appreciate it very much. <3
SkyBlue - you are too funny. Rockstar lolll
Resting this weekend did me good (I think). Today is rainy and gloomy but I feel like I have a bit more energy than I did this weekend. I was up and ready had a doctor appt in the am. Then, took my dad's car for emission test. Then, went to a store to do a few returns. Then, went to supermarket to get some groceries. Running around all day. Now I am cleaning out my closet and organizing. Go figure. Does not make sense - this weekend was sunny and warm and I was super fatigued, and today it is freezing and raining and I am slightly better..... This is how I know this is not an adrenal disorder but WD. I am still tired but I do not have this super heavy feeling like I need to lay in bed and rest. I think for me when I have a stressful situation, I end up paying for it the next few days where I need to regain my strength. I still do not feel my fatigue lifted any time of the day, but I am appreciative that I was able to get out today and do things today even not feeling great. Note to myself - do not overdo it and listen to your body. I accepted I do not run on the same mode as the rest of the people not in WD and that is okay because I will be there one day. And I truly think I will be even better. This process makes me appreciate such small things - like going to a supermarket and cleaning my closet (well closet cleaning is not too fun )
So at my doctor's appointment we went over my results from the adrenal test (this is 4 times a day saliva test). It looks like I am in range but on the low end which explains my fatigue. I am happy with the results as I was expecting the worse just by the way I feel. I read Alto's post how these sort of tests cannot be reliable during WD (if I am not mistaken) so I take it with the grain of salt, but I am glad it did not show anything drastic. Also, I read the below post
" As opposed to adrenal fatigue, elevated cortisol in withdrawal syndrome keeps you going even though you're dead tired. People also report a surprisingly low incidence of colds and flu" This actually makes sense to me. I rarely get a cold or a flu. I never even got a flu shot. People at work would be sick and all that but I am okay. Which always seemed strange to me as I feel extremely tired so my immune system should be weak thus I should be getting colds and a flu, but that is not the case. Basically what I am saying is that I am more convinced that my fatigue is directly correlated with being on lexapro and now being in WD. Sorry for the word salad.
At my doctor's we talked about my diet. And how changing some of the stuff I eat can make a difference. She recommended eating every few hours. Making sure I eat enough protein and healthy fats. She did say I do not have to eliminate all the carbs which is great because I was under impression I need to eat no carbs period. She suggested if for instance I get a burger I get a salad instead of fries and only eat half a bun. She also ordered a test to see if I am anemic. Also, cutting on sugars. And if I want something sweet I can do a fruit or dark chocolate and some peanuts/almonds.
I am thankful for today. I am strong and I can get through this. I am thankful for this community. My virtual support is everything <333333