We all know that when we live with an autoimmune disorder that one of the symptoms is exhaustion or fatigue. Over the years I have been able to combat it by having a set routine. My days and weekends are pretty much all the same. If something new gets thrown into the pot, then I become very tired.
My work schedule has dramatically changed for the better. I’ve gone from working four hours a day to eleven to twelve hours a day. I’m not complaining. I love it! My body however is taking it’s time to get use to it. I think part of the problem is I’m still trying to get a set routine going.
Is this normal for you who follow this blog and have autoimmune disorders? Do you get extra tired when you change a routine?
Then there is the hunger aspect.
This morning I got up and I was draggin’. I ate my usual breakfast with a few extra carbs to boot, but I didn’t feel energized. I even took my vitamin B12. When I got to work that is when I really started to feel tired and then I got really hungry. I got hungry for Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies. I don’t know why, but that is what I craved all day long.
By noon, I don’t know what changed, but all of the sudden I had energy to burn. It was very strange. I only had a granola bar and water, but it was like a switch had been flipped.
I sitting here writing this at 6 pm pacific time and I’m just about the right kind of tired for the end of the day.
Here are my questions for you autoimmune people. Please leave your answers in the comment section below, or you can answer them in the Facebook group.
- Do you have a routine that keeps your energy level up?
- If you have a routine, when something changes, do you feel extra tired?
- When you are tired do you get hungry?
- When you are hungry what do you crave?