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Misty-Eyed Morning

February 26th, 2010

On day 2 of going gluten-free I woke up with the same burning pain I’ve been experiencing recently, but I was able to get out of bed. This is no small accomplishment for those of us that struggle so hard with Fibromyalgia.

What I noticed this morning in the mirror was that my face didn’t seem as puffy as usual. After getting ready, I jumped in my car to begin my 40 minute commute to work. Driving every morning has been a very scary venture for me because I have felt so tired lately that I worry about falling asleep at the wheel. There were a couple of incidents earlier this winter when I did seem to come very close to this. After repeatedly complaining to my doctors about my medications increasing my fatigue and making it cumbersome to drive, I was about ready to consider alternative transportation. The last thing I want to do is hurt myself or kill someone else while driving.

Of course I have been blaming the extreme fatigue on the medication Lyrica that I have been on for Fibro, but this morning I got a bit misty-eyed because the tiredness wasn’t there. I can’t believe how much more energy I feel I have now and this is only my second day avoiding gluten. I haven’t felt this good since this past summer and I even took fewer pain meds yesterday!


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