Usually I write at night, after the day has gone by, to report. But this morning I felt like writing.
This morning I weighed 169.5 pounds. A loss of 1 1/2 pounds in the past two days. 🙂
Last night, after writing about Day 4, I was trying to go to sleep and my nerves were acting up, meaning, they were scintillating and tingling and doing their abnormal thing on much of my skin, especially face, head, hands, feet, arms, legs, torso . . . hmm, I guess my whole body. My right side was also experiencing sore muscles in the quadriceps and the gluteus maximums muscles (which was new), though I had not done any exercising to cause soreness. I took my Sertraline (generic for Zoloft) so I could get some sleep. I don’t believe the earlier success I had, of no nerve pain while not taking the Sertraline, was from a placebo effect, but probably more from the medicine still in my body. I’m thinking the Sertraline just took a couple days to leave my system and stop helping.
This leads me to think that I am expecting way too much, way too soon. In the book “Medical Medium” many of the success stories show the diet took 3 to 18 months or more to relieve the patient of the symptoms. In my own past, when I kicked the Hashimoto’s symptoms and got the the point where my blood tests showed I was in the normal range for thyroid hormone levels and Hashimoto’s titers, I had been eating carefully and taking supporting herbs for three years. So, I humbly retract my brashness and will stay the course until I am really well, using the needed Sertraline for now.