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Stressed, and Tired can Lead to Illnesses

Whether it is medicine, fitness, or life in general, we often overlook what we know intuitively because as a society we’ve made it “normal” to feel tired, worn out, stressed out, hungry, thirsty, sleepy, whatever your symptoms may be…but it’s not. Think about a time time that you were bursting with energy, your skin glowed and your smile went ear to ear because you had the energy, motivation, desire and positive outlook on life and all it brought to your life. We all deserve this every single day.

Even the Mayo Clinic has stated that passive patients are less likely to get well.

For over 4 months now, I have been stressed and tired, little to no energy to workout and train, constantly congested all day everyday brushing if off as it’s just allergies, getting that justified by friends and family as “it’s just that time of season” . I finally made a couple of appointments to see my doctor to either confirm with her it’s allergies or it’s something more. I figured it had to be as my recent trip to Disneyland  once I crossed the AZ/CA border suddenly the heavy allergies signs went away. Upon returning they started to show back up. In my discussions and checkups, it was determined, because I put getting this checked out for as long as I did, along with my months of lack of sleep and the massive amount of stress I have been under, my allergies gone untreated turned into Bronchitis and a sever sinus infection. I have to realize now that living in the desert I have allergies that are year round due to dust and pollution, {YAY me-UG} and need to treat it continually. So for now, instead of taking just medicine to treat my allergies,  I am on an antibiotic, a nasal spray, an inhaler, along with my thyroid and other prescribed medicines. I had to get a steroid injection {OUCHIE Mama} to start decreasing the inflammation in my body. It has been an incredibly fun day. I also am pending blood work results to determine if anything else is going on. 

Allow me to share some of the words of wisdom that was imparted on me by my doctor:

Sleep: Make sure you get enough sleep every night. 

  1. An hour  before your bedtime try the following:

  • If you are on your laptop – reduce the brightness of the screen
  • If you watch tv – Adjust the same
  • Go to dark room – listen to quiet soothing music
  • Supplement: Take a supplement called Melatonin

Stress:  Don’t allow society to dictate although it does some suggestion to remove it

  1. Find a good outlet to release stress: 

  • Seek the Lords wisdom
  • Praying and seeking the lords wisdom 
  • Handing them over to the lord
  • Exercise
    • Any form of aerobic exercise
  • Any form of anaerobic exercise
  • Massage

    2. Treat yourself to a massage once a month

  • Someone to talk to
  • Friends, spouses or significant others – 
    • a sounding board to get out: Emotions; frustrations
  • Create a journal, blog, diary
  • Vent out your emotions by writing them down

    3. Seek Medical advice, opinions and help for the following

  • Systems that linger longer than expected
  • Need help checking emotions and self

The one thing life teaches us is we need to be our own best advocate and look out for ourselves. A majority of society spends to much time and energy on caring what other people think about how we look, speak, feel. What we do, how we dress, who we interact with, With they like us, and if they don’t why? If this describes anyone – know that all those thoughts that circle around others in the big scheme of things doesn’t matter. You will be fortunate to keep a descent group l of people in your life for longer than 10 years. You will be blessed to keep a handful of friends for 20+ years. But its a true blessing when you have the Lord by your side. He is the one that will be with you always and even beyond Trust in him that he has your back. A topic easy to write – sometimes not easy to follow. Trust in those that you know that truly love you. 




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