I started crashing on Wednesday.
I made it to work every day this week, but it got harder and harder as the week progressed. Making it through the day became an Olympic sport by Friday. My brain fog has been awful. On Thursday on my drive home from work, I missed a couple of turns which made my drive longer than usual.
I was having trouble with my insomnia at the beginning of the week, but by Wednesday night I was falling asleep quite quickly because I was so exhausted. Last night I passed out around 8:30PM and didn't wake up today until close to noon (that's almost 16 hours of sleep). My husband had to help me sit up in bed to eat a little breakfast this morning before I had enough energy to take a shower. I've been half asleep on the couch since then.
I'm not sure if the crash is a delayed reaction from my trip to Utah, a reaction to the new treatment protocol I started this week, or because I had a busier work week than usual.
Who am I kidding? It's probably all of the above and more.
Now that I've started my new treatment plan, I've decided to start tracking my symptoms by listing them on every blog entry. Doing this is mentally easier for me than trying to start a symptom diary...even though I realize it's pretty much the same thing.
So here it goes.
Today's Symptoms: exhaustion, muscle fatigue, brain fog; rash on back and abdomen still present but healing; active eczema spots near both underarms and right ankle; mild headache; mild diarrhea.