It's Day 1 of Stage 2 (aka Day 8) today and it feels like Day 1 of Better Days too. Days 4 - 7 were ....interesting. So many die-off and detox symptoms, bad moods, snappy energy, fatigue and brain fog ....oh the brain fog. I don't remember experiencing the brain fog last time around. I just remember my skin flaring up terribly. Prior to re-starting GAPS, I wasn't sure that I had ever had Brain Fog. Patients spoke of it and how it affected their lives but I was never completely sure of exactly what they meant. I've had days where I was little unfocused on the job at hand, easily distracted and just not really achieving everything I set for myself each day, but this!! THIS was terrible!
Everyone hits die-off and detox in different ways. In addition to brain fog, I had what looked like a head cold and laryngitis. I had copious amounts of mucus coming from my nose (seriously ....from the very depths of HELL!). It was disgusting! And then I lost my voice. Bliss for some and just an added frustration for me.
Today I have focus. I have energy. And I have absolutely no brain fog at all. It really does feel like the sun has risen!! I have actually achieved quite a bit today. I am abundantly aware that when I increase my Biokult capsules (GAPS friendly probiotic capsules) tonight, it all may come crashing down again but I'm going to celebrate my wins.
Little Billie is doing great. We've met all of our food challenges with a win. She's eating well, only bargaining occasionally and asking for fruit less and less. And she did a sausage poo!!! Otherwise known as Bristol Stool Chart number 4 LOL. This is huge for her because her poo's have been one of the main reasons why she's going to be Living with GAPS for the next 2 years. You can read through Billie's Pre-GAPS symptoms in my post "Confessions of a Certified GAPS Practitioner".
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