Day 14 without work, Sunday - Energy!: 8x table tennis
Bed earlier 9:45 (not really early enough), 12 Really intense acid reflux suddenly: OUCH!! Why? A bit of tomato, a bit of vinegar, but mainly a load of cinnamon (which in most people helps) and sour-tasting, vitamin C heavy baobab powder (which also got up my nose from inside), because it seemed to taste like nothing much at first. Darn risk-taking.
It was the cinnamon, not the baobab, see post #192 on Jan8.
Sleep was then 9:45-8:45 -2h05 = 8h55.
Sleeping was thus a tough job, getting up when a certain deadness left me, but eyes not open, stiffness in the pelvic tendons or muscles, not sure. I want to try watching the Deadness, which starts in the early evenings, remains all night, gets better when I’ve slept 9h, and I try to get rid of by exercising, getting up, pressing the cortisol point, showering. It seems related to the Ache, but somehow different, or is that just the intensity?
A reminder where I am with my main symptoms: TCM/acupressure has helped a lot of pains, plus sleep, cold, leg-energy & breath.
I’m still struggling with sleep, the Ache, stiffness-ache and when working: feverishness, after talking a lot: again, the Ache.
Gonna target the stiffness in the acupressure next, because that’s what she’s asking for and also might be the egg, whilst the Ache and sleep might be the hen (pardon the deliberate gallow’s humour using this hen&egg-analogy). She also wants to improve my sleep, but isn’t getting further, after initial help.
Activities 8! games of table tennis, fairly non-stop, 1h zoom meeting with bro & sis, 10’ dancing, 30’ hoovering, 20’ cooking - but still not much treatment necessary, a bit of arm-body-swinging yoga all the time was enough. No breath-holding, etc., cold showering only at night.
5pm Just had a total eosophagus-block again for the first time in months. After eating raw carrots, well chewed, room temperature. Immediately tried heat on it, a spelt cushion, but after 10 mins I didn’t think it right to stand the discomfort & pain any more, very exhausting, so got the block out. I think it had to do with the acid reflux last night, which will have severely burnt my esophagus. However I can’t find any relation between my heartburn dates and my esophagus-dates and I can’t find any other reflux dates. Hmm… have to watch for that connection now: esophagus-block with reflux or heartburn.
Come to think of it, I’d eaten at least 5 small tomatoes in the last few days too, and my a is burning - maybe that ‘helped’ the other 2 symptoms as well. My wife had bought me a salad-mix and I’d forgotten to give her them…
(btw A fibromite in the rheum./fibro clinic had these blocks too. My allergologist has no clue, the last ENT suggested a digesting examination, but as it only happens occasionally I can’t really imagine that making sense, at the most directly after it happens.
Before, 2020 = carrots: 3x (severe), tofu 4x moderate, 1x severe, tomatoes moderate 3x; more strikingly: much more with the overall pains exacerbated by doc-therapy & -exams in Feb 9x, Mar 7x
(Oct 18th, but not as painful, July 31st, also, July 21st severe after cold yoghurt, May 19th after raw fennel, May 13th & Apr 28th & 20th moderate, tofu, March 31st & 25th severe, carrots, 24th moderate, 15th moderate (muesli?, 12th severe, gluten-free bread), 10th moderate, apple-juice!, 2nd severe tofu & severe gluten-free bread, Feb 28th light, 23rd moderate, chicoree, 19th moderate, salad, 17th & 16th light, 15th moderate, apple juice, 14th moderate, tomatoes, 13th moderate, tomatoes, skin-itching thru Metamizol-trial, 12th moderate tomatoes, moderate quince).