Revived Posted June 25, 2013 Share Posted June 25, 2013 I've posted heaps about my less than stellar experience so far. Sorry for sounding like a broken record. I'm mostly just venting and hoping for some encouragement. I'm wrapping up day 28 here and still very fatigued. I've had 2 or 3 days max the whole time where I've felt like my energy level was higher. And I think it's actually gotten worse in the last week or week and a half. I haven't switched up my eating at all. Except maybe that I don't feel the need to snack between meals at all. I eat starches at 2 or 3 meals with other vegetables. And usually an apple or berries at 1 or 2 meals. I don't think I'm eating low carb. Why am I so freaking tired? And really struggling with coping with stress and anxiety and possibly depression. The post in this section "How whole30 made me crazy and why" resonated with me because I just have not felt awesome. I do have a history of depression but its been manageable for me for years. Now, just based on the last 2 weeks, I'm considering going on medication again which is something I REALLY don't want to do, but it's spiraled out of control a bit for me. I honestly can't tell if it's connected to my experience with the Whole30 or just life circumstances. I was stressed out and tired before this. I do feel like its a bit worse now but I'm also terrible at looking at things objectively. I completely live in the moment in that way. Whatever emotion I'm feeling, I can't imagine ever feeling any other way. I really thought fixing my nutrition would make more of a difference. I'm so close to 30 days that I really want to finish it out. I almost never stick to anything. The fact that I've stuck to this is amazing and it has helped my cravings a lot. But I feel like I'm getting really worn out now just trying to figure out what my issue is and how to fix it. My rational thought is to finish the 30 days and then add back in white potatoes and non gluten grains and see if that makes a difference. But my resolve is really weakening. I could see me finishing and just pigging out. It feels like "well, nothing I'm doing is working anyway, so i might as well eat what i want." Even though, I know that's not really true. I would say my experience so far has been: Positives: - better sleep, not every night but definitely an improvement over pre-whole30 - cravings are much more manageable - staying satisfied between meals -improvement in bathroom habits (with help of warm lemon water in the morning) Negatives - still very tired /low energy all the time - high anxiety and possible depression relapse - no change in how clothes fit For the record, I've been to my doctor and had everything tested by blood work. It's all normal. I need to schedule a follow up appointment but I'm not even sure what to try next besides anti-depressants which I'm not 100% sold on yet. Honestly, if you were me, how would you proceed? I think I'm just getting really burnt out on trying to fix these issues and I want to give up even though I know i'll still be miserable. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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