Week 9: Update
It’s taken one week, but my tongue finally seems to have returned to how it was prior to eating the coconut bread. (I also ate some greek yogurt which may have delayed my recovery further.) I’m so concerned about experiencing another relapse, I don’t want to reintroduce any new foods until my tongue symptoms disappear 100%. The problem with that line of thinking, though, is that there’s still a chance I’m experienceing Burning Tongue Syndrome, for which there is no known cause or cure. It certainly seems to be connected to my digestive tract, though. Also, the end of the work week last week was quite stressful, which I’m sure exacerbated the burning sensation.
I’m continuing to lose less hair, so that’s a bit of good news I can focus on right now.
I’m still taking coconut oil and garlic most days as anti-fungals. My reaction isn’t nearly as profound as it was several weeks ago. Some days I don’t react at all, other days my head gets a bit foggy. It’s still easier for me to put the oil and garlic on food. I just don’t like the tast of the oil by itself. I worked my way up to 4 tablespoons last week. But, I’ve backed it down to 2 Tblsp. I’m interested in adding SF 722 or oregano oil, but, as I mentioned, I’m quite hesitant to add anything new to my diet. I haven’t wavered from my daily regime of micro-nutrients and vitamins.
One thing I haven’t really mentioned before is my bowel movements. For years, I had little pellet poos, after having been extremely regular. The first several weeks on the diet I was very concerned about constipation and added flaxseed to help things along. That worked enough to keep me going daily, but the results…how shall I say….weren’t really substantial. Within the past several weeks, something has changed. I now have ginormous stools every day. At times, I wonder how in the heck that came out of me. I’m just happy to get it out of my system!
And, on that note, I’ll leave you until next week. I’m looking forward to a calm week with no flair ups and less burning tongue. I hope everyone is sticking to their diet and remains optimistic about feeling better soon.