Juggling, spinning plates, getting those dear little ducks in a row...and mopping up a puddle!
I’ve been following the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) lifestyle and diet since April, mostly with great success, and I’ve been tapering 0.5mg Pred every month since then, also very successfully.
My sleep has been up and down for a long time so I’ve been paying a lot of attention to sleep hygiene and doing all I can to help - good mattress, dark quiet bedroom, no screens for 2hrs before bed, a good bedtime ritual, regular sleep/wake times etc etc - and it’s still up and down.
I’ve reached that point in my Pred taper where I’m waiting for my adrenals to kick in and they’re taking their time so, as expected, I’ve been feeling very fatigued.
I’m now in the middle of tapering via DSNS from 6.5 to 6 and this morning I’ve woken with some aching in my hip joints. I already had some in my shoulders and neck but was just seeing how it went...
Meanwhile I’ve also been reintroducing foods on the AIP diet including, recently, raw goats milk and sprouted grain bread (regular dairy and grains would be too strong at this stage). I thought the goats milk was ok but looking at my journal more closely I can track the possible start of a build up of inflammation to that.
So I’m going to experiment. I’ve taken an extra 5mg Pred this morning (11mg total) and my plan is to take 10mg tomorrow, 9 the next day and so on until I get back to 6.5 (Tuesday) and see where I’m at then. I’m hoping this will whack it with a high enough dose to mop up any puddle of inflammation and get back on track asap.
I’m also going to cut out both the milk and bread until I get the Pred taper back on track and continue with the sleep ‘hygiene’.
Fingers Xd all of this will reset things in a good way!
I’m so grateful to be able to share this here and I’d love to hear any thoughts, suggestions or advice you might have on any of this.
Thank you! 😊