One of the (many) things that women have in common when they have autoimmunity is the symptom of having chronic fatigue. Which isn't like your regular, "I'm tired" energy.
For me it's more like a combination of lack of energy, sleepiness/drowsiness with a splash of can't get up.
The kicker is that this feeling can come on without me doing anything strenuous. I could literally go for a walk and suddenly find myself needing to sleep, never to be heard from again for the next 4 hours. In the middle of the morning.
Flares and Exercise - the Odd Couple from Hell
Earlier this year I experienced my life-changing season. I was cranky, stiff, un-happy, effin cold all the time, lethargic, overweight and past the point of recognizing myself.
There's never been a time in my life when I did not have the physical capability to do whatever it was that I wanted to do. I'm a morning person, positively poled and take pride in aging gracefully.
So being sedentary (because I had no choice) was hard (AF).
My symptoms didn't care that I was a Fitness and Autoimmune Nutrition Professional.
When you are stuck on the couch, riddled with symptoms chile, all bets are off.
If you're struggling with symptom-overload and not sure how to get your ass of the couch, maybe this video will help you.
My name is Nicole Orisich
I am an empty-nest Mom, a wife and a Black woman thriving with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism. I know what it's like to overcome my own struggles with diet and lifestyle changes and as an Autoimmune Diet + Lifestyle Coach, I am here to help other Black women do the same.
Consultations are complimentary and can be booked here!