greetings! New to the forum and looking for some suggestions.
Good day, My name is Knowla, I am a 40 (yikes) year old, mother of 4 young adults.
I suffer from migraines (sometimes several a week), IBS, sore muscles, fatigue and many other syptoms that something is wrong.
My journey for better health started 8 years ago, at almost 260 lbs, I purchased a diet online and lost almost 90 lbs in less than a year. Motivated by my weight loss, I quit smoking and managed to stay away from all junk foods, and began walking several times a week. During that time, nothing but the scale changed for me, so I decided to take the doctors word, that only medication could manage all my health issues.
Until about a year ago, when my last child moved out of the house. I quickly realized.... I need a life. (one that is full of energy and good health)
So, for the last year I have been working out 3-4 times a week and back to watching what I eat. However, my weight and size kept going up, my health is decreasing and my mind is in a constant state of fog.
After many plee's to my doctor, he suggested I work out harder, gain a stricter diet, and cut out gluten (he said it could be a possiblility) As I left there, I felt like a failure and believed he was right; I just needed to work harder.
A few months ago, I stumbled across "fat sick and nearly dead" and I felt some hope. I bought a juicer and started juicing. It was great timing as I had a new medication perscribed and I no longer was able to tolerate food in the morning. I began juicing, after a week my head felt clearer and some digestive problems started to work themselves out so, I bought myself the NB for my birthday gift.
Here I am, three months gluten free, on weight watchers, blasting on juicing twice a day, eating 85% of raw foods, lean red meat once a week and skinless chicken breast or fish 4 times a week, 3 liters of unflavoured water a day(or flavoured with herbs and veggies or fruit). I work out 3-4 times a week, walk 1-2 hours a day and nothing but a little weight has changed.
I still get a lot of migraines, my energy has little improvement, my muscle and joint pain is the same, and I find I do not heal quickly from workouts. Just an example, I worked out last Monday and I must have pushed my self a little harder than normal in the gym because, I have not been able to walk until today. (today is manageable pain) I am still tired, foggy, my dress size is going up, I now have pre-hypertension and I cannot lift any more weight than I could a year ago.
I get the oddest look from the doctors when they tell me all the things I "need" to do to get healthy, and I reply..."I do that"; it seems, dispite my dedication to my health, I am not making any headway.
Worst part is, my fiance is not a great eater (far from it) yet, he is healthier and has more stamina than I.
Now it seems they are grasping at straws, and blindly picking a medication and assigning a label.