Today marks week 3 dumping/detoxing on a low oxalate diet. There has been hope, but most of the time, I feel like a brain-fogged, half-dead, orthorexic zombie.
Brain fog and insomnia coupled up make me want to hibernate all the time. It has never been this bad before. I have a difficult time finding the right words, so sometimes the things I say make no sense. My memory doesn't want to cooperate most of the time and my thoughts and movements are so slow. I feel like I'm living in slow-mo. This is my last semester in college-- on top of that, I have friends who like to have intellectual discussions and I feel like an absolute moron, so this is extremely frustrating for me and causes me a lot of anxiety. I've all but stopped caring about classes, because if I try, I'll only find more anxiety and frustration. So I bide time, meditating and clicking through Pinterest-- I don't want to read words. And trying to distract myself from my heightened emotions.
Sometimes the brain fog is liberating. It's weird not overthinking things and having a million thoughts before I go to bed. Sometimes I actually sleep better because of it. Sometimes I'm actually calmer! Like I said, Jekyll and Hyde.
I have headaches no hydration can ever cure. No matter how much water I drink, I still feel like I need more-- and if I drink too much water, I feel nauseated! Ugh. Sometimes it's the headaches that prevent me from sleeping well. Most of the time it's the frustration.
On the hair loss front, it's hit and miss. I had a couple days of awesomeness where I lost basically nothing!!! … and then there were some days when I lost a lot. On average, I'm getting slightly better than normal. Tea rinses and washing less may have something to do with it, too.
Skin's a lot less dry than it used to be. Dandruff is lessened. Eyes still tired and irritated, but less so. Body still fatigued. Itching is lessened. My digestion is better-- I used to have to sit at the table for about a half an hour after having finished eating, but I don't have to anymore. Still the other signs of dumping I mentioned last week.
I found something interesting on TH-1 and TH-2 dominance, related to the balance of Vitamin A/ Vitamin D. Maybe once my mind clears up, I'll try to make sense of it, but right now, it's all Greek to me.
Hopefully it gets better from this point on. The detox is worth it just to see the improvements in all these other areas.
You mentioned you get headaches a lot yes it is a side effect of isotretinoin along with brain fog etc... , try willow bark you can get it in capsule
form it is for pain and inflammation , you can buy it at most health food stores it is a all natural form of aspirin without the nasty side effects of the
synthetic version like gastrointestinal ulcers , stomach bleeding , tinnitus etc....
Edited by gladiatoro, 01 April 2013 - 01:52 PM.