How Iâ€™m Feeling:Â This week wasnâ€™t so different from last week. Â I think the nausea was a little bit better than last week though. Â I made it through a 11 hour day of clinic and class and felt okay. Â I even had a little bit of energy left when I got home to go copy loan documents and do extra paperwork to buy a house in Denver. Â I was pleased with this! Â I ate Jolly Ranchers all day, and when lunch rolled around, I felt back to my old self, and just ate it without any aversions.
I have been studying like a crazy woman for my board on Aug. 7, which is a little draining in itself. Â I sat on the couch all day on Monday and by the end my back was spasming so bad! Â I normally have lower back issues when Iâ€™m stressed, so this wasnâ€™t that abnormal, but usually itâ€™s dull pain, but spasms. Â I went to the chiropractor and that made it a little bit better. Â I had this on and off all week. Â Finally on Friday afternoon, I was having horrible leg cramps that radiated into my lower back and lower abdomen. Â When I walked, it felt like my back was going to break. Â I was freaked out and I called my doctor. Â I felt that I was missing some nutrient or something. Â They werenâ€™t very helpful and told me to take Tylenol and if that didnâ€™t help to go to the ER. Â I knew that a trip to the ER wasnâ€™t necessary, but I was in some serious pain. Â I called my mom (the next best person to the doctor) and she suggested I take some magnesium to calm my muscles down. Â Within about 15 minutes of drinking magnesium/calcium powder the pain was gone and I felt back to normal. Â I must have been significantly low in these nutrients! Â I had also been experiencing some anxiety when I left the house on Friday before this happened. Â I was sitting at Paradise Bakery studying and started feeling a little bit nauseous. Â A few minutes later, my heart started pounding and I felt like I couldnâ€™t breathe well. Â I came home, calmed myself down and then the leg cramps started.
After reading about magnesium deficiency and the benefits of magnesium, I realized that it can calm anxiety, can stop muscle spasms and relaxes the whole body. Â That was exactly what I was experiencing. Â Iâ€™ve been taking a packet about every other day now and there havenâ€™t been any other episodes of either the anxiety or the muscle spasms!
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â No doctorâ€™s appointment this week.
What Iâ€™m Eating: I had some serious cravings this week for foods that I hadnâ€™t had it years! Â I wanted a cheese enchilada from a restaurant that closed in my hometown when I was in high school. Â I have been loving Mexican food and french fries. I know definitely not the healthiest menu, but Iâ€™ve been trying to sneak in a few nutrients here and there too. Â Steamed veggies just arenâ€™t going to work though.
Exercise: Due to the back pain, I didnâ€™t really exercise that much this week honestly. Â I hope to get back to it again next week. Â I went on a few walks, but nothing substantial.