I have been feeling pretty ok lately (eating well, able to get out and about), but weather like this just wrecks me. It took me two hours to get out of bed today.
At the risk of sounding 90 years-old, the “dampness” just goes straight to my bones. It feels like there is a 200 pound blanket on top of me when I open my eyes. I lay in bed, and start to slowly move each joint and ask my stiff body to work with me and feel comfy again. It’s like trying to start a car after twenty years.
Of course, I have developed coping mechanisms. It’s a reality for me that on days like this (gray and rainy) I am not going to get much done. I have to come to terms with that and then do what I can to make myself comfy. Once I get vertical I do a “crazy dance” and swing my arms and head to loosen up. Then I do some yoga if I have the energy. I drink a lot of tea and I have hot compresses and a hot water bottle that I hug all day.
I have also been taking Wobenzyme for the past several months. It is a miracle enzyme/ supplement from Germany. I am told they swear by it over there. I am in love with Wobenzyme. It cuts down on systemic inflammation, and I must say that I have noticed a big difference. I take four in the morning and four at night religiously.
I have acupuncture today. While I feel compelled to cancel I will force myself out there. It’s worth it for me since those tiny magic needles make me feel great and I get the added bonus of acupuncture: calming the anxiety. Sometimes I feel like I am floating when I leave there.