Friday, April 27, 2012

Stress and Lupus Don't Mix

Regions of the cerebral cortex associated with...
Regions of the cerebral cortex associated with pain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Stress and Lupus don't mix. I'm pretty sure I've stressed myself into having a flare.

I'm done in. This isn't the kind of tired you get when you get sleepy and it's time for bed. This is an "in your head" kind of tired. It's as if my brain is so worn out it starts to just shut down. And I can feel little sleep elves in my brain trying to put me to sleep.

Then I've tortuous agony. Lots of random pain. I'll be in the middle of something when all of a sudden a random body part will experience unbearable pain and a few seconds later it will be gone.

At first I thought it might be my diet. But that seemed silly. I take my vitamins, I get enough protein and iron. I take my Vitamin D. The diet isn't the problem. So what is it?

My extreme stress levels probably. It's started interfering with my sleep, I haven't been able to relax for days, and now I've gotten sick from stressing.

This sucks.
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