So it appears that this flare has been sponsored in part by…….(drumroll)………extraordinarily low levels of both potassium and iron! With independent auditing provided by the phlebotomist at my doctor’s office! Major sponsorship provided by “Amanda’s an idiot who gets excited about needing less of the hard stuff and forgets to take standard supplements for months at a time.” YEAH!
In my defense, I have disliked taking potassium supplements since a potassium overdose killed Rex on Desperate Housewives.
Three days into renewed supplement taking, I feel tremendously better albeit still sore and swollen. But the fatigue is not so bad. In all honesty, it probably didn’t cause it….but it definitely didn’t help. And I can actually tell now that I have probably been deficient for months now- the mental and emotional fog that I was blaming on the move….um, yes, three days into supplements is virtually gone. And the bruises…..I have been black and blue since May. Should’ve figured that part out too. Cringe inducing, isn’t it?