I considered writing an “almost” success story but decided to update here instead. I want to give it more time to make sure but I’m delighted to say that I’m definitely better!!!
I did keto for 6 weeks and definitely felt a more
Clear mind, thanksgiving came and with the in laws
In town for a week I decided to stop the diet and put everything to the test, I needed to make sure if it was just the Effexor or a mix of med and diet …you won’t believe the things I was able to do that week. We did malls, the beach, we did a SPINNING FLOOR top roof restaurant (the floor slowly rotates so you get a 360° view of the beach, even the people without vestibular disorders can feel weird while and after the visit) and to top it all we did the Orlando icon park wheel (like the London eye,
Less big) …all this and symptoms stayed pretty low, the one thing I didn’t dare was alcohol but I can tell you I still had the best time I’ve had in months.
In laws left and it was time to start packing because move time came sooner than expected! Same neighborhood just a bigger place but still a ton of crap to pack and move. Did the whole thing with just my husband (movers only were hired to move the two couches and a heavy ass table that can’t be disassembled), Lots of little trips, pulling furniture apart and then back together and then organizing the new place and guess what? Symptoms stayed very low once again. (Except the week before my period but that’s another story)
We’ve been in the new place for a week and are
Finally settled, I’m starting to feel more brain fog again and I think it’s maybe because of stopping keto, oh and gained all the weight back already but oh well …I think I’ll go back on it right after Xmas dinner lol.
Today I went to a field trip with my younger daughter to a petting farm, lots of walking and a bumpy hayride, felt the floor like marshmallow after the ride but it went away pretty quick. And then because all that wasn’t enough challenge to my vestibular system I took my daughters on a last minute
Movie date to finally watch frozen 2 …first time back to the movies in a year and managed just fine.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still feeling the swaying and the headaches but they are definitely not as bad as before. If I have to put a percentage on it I would say I’m back at 70-80% …and even on my bad days I Manage to deal with them without panicking like before. It’s during those days that I think about all of you and your amazing advice and how so often you guys told me it would get better.
I’ll keep updating wether it keeps getting better or worse and I’ll be forever thankful for this site