So now I’m feeling a little bit better, but still iffy.
The boyfriend let me nap at his place before heading home yesterday, which really helped. I slept for about an hour after almost getting into an accident because I was so dizzy. We went to the store and he bought me some ginger root pills, which are not only supposed to help with motion sickness, but with arthritis too. It seems to be helping, so I’m excited about that.
I also decided to start taking my vitamins again. Hopefully I’ll stick to it this time.
I don’t normally like to talk about this, but in the past I’ve had problems with what I’m sure is anorexia. I used to run a lot (10-20 miles a day), eating nothing but some crackers with peanut butter. My latest dizzy spell business, I feel, only helps to highlight that I still struggle with that today.
I will admit, I have not been eating a lot. It just took me three hours to eat a 5 inch sub sammich. I’m at work, so that is part of it, but I’m also just not hungry. The arthritis really does a number on my digestive system, and often things are swollen to a point that I just am not hungry.
I will also admit that, subconsciously, I’ve been fine with going hungry because I am losing weight… even though I tell others to refrain from that same practice because of how dangerous and ineffective it is. I’m happy with things in my life, but I’m not as able to exercise as others because of the RA too.