I know that I have a lot of stress. I’m currently on my last semester of graduate school and about to propose my thesis (I hope next month). Honestly, I’m not as stressed about that as I would expect. I’m more stressed about the constipation and how I can’t even travel without having problems and feeling yucky. My Christmas day was SO uncomfortable. It really made me down because two days before that I was doing so good.
The last doctor I talked to ran some tests and mentioned depression. The thing about it is that I don’t know if it is the constipation making me depressed or if I’m depressed and getting constipated. This whole weekend I have been very upset because I just feel like I’ve been going in circles with no relief.
I think Monday I am going to talk to the doctor about trying a medication to help. If at the very least it might help me calm down enough to make it through this diet.
Also since I’ve started the diet, I’ve been without my period (sorry guys). So four months without it. I stopped taking my birth control when I started the diet because I read that birth control can help feed the candida. I’ve taken a pregnancy test every month and it is negative. I know it might take a few months for my cycle to get back on track…but four months seems kind of long.
Lack of period along with how sad I’ve been lately is starting to make me wonder if their might be something else going on. I’m going to a GYNO Thursday to talk to her about all of this. I’m just afraid that I will be told that constipation is part of a woman’s normal cycle…or that I might have IBS…or something along those lines without any real help.
Until I can talk to the doctor later this week, I will give the vitamin C, extra raw veggies, and other recommendations a try. I guess I had kind of hoped that by my birthday (March) that I would be able to reduce the MiraLax. 🙁
Thanks you two again for your advice.