Saturday, July 10, 2021

Covid 19 vaccine, weight loss, exhaustion, anemia, depression and metabolism issues

Hello friends, just an update on my experience with Covid 19 illness, followed by vaccine side effects. For the past two months, I've been struggling with weight loss, depression, anemia, exhaustion and metabolism issues. I'm not sure if they're lingering effects of Covid, the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine, restarting my 1200 calorie diet, all of the above or none. 

I'm tired all the time since contacting Covid in mid May. All the other symptoms, besides exhaustion, were under control (fever, dehydration, weight loss, lack of hunger, aches, cough, headache, nausea, diarrhea) so I went ahead and had the two-prong Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine. Since then, I have no energy. I'm tired most of the time and can barely walk outside without feeling exhausted. I suspect, but haven't been tested for, anemia problems. I also get cold very easily which tells me it's a metabolism thing. 

I also restarted the 1200 calorie diet to lose weight gained during shoulder surgery recuperation. As I've said before, though, a 1200 calorie diet is probably closer to 800 calories per day. I'm not hungry and food just doesn't taste as good. I do take garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketones and green tea, so I'm losing body fat and getting leaner. But actual weight loss has stalled.  That's another pointer to metabolism issues. 

You'd think the green tea at least would give me energy. I'm not sure about the raspberry ketones. I  know both are antioxidants, which do boost metabolism and energy. I also take B12 but am thinking of switching to B-complex. For the anemia, I'm adding iron supplements and we'll see if that helps. 

I have had sleep apnea which was controlled with weight loss and CPAP. I no longer use the CPAP for sleep apnea because it caused sinus problems, but I wonder if I should restart. Oh and the chronic nightmares have been off the charts, so clearly I'm not sleeping right. But husband says my sleep apnea snoring is better, so IDK. 

Right now, I'm less concerned about weight loss than getting my energy level back up. Quite frankly, this exhaustion scares me. I went through decades of untreated and mistreated depression and anxiety. I got overweight and then obese. But to treat obesity, I had to treat these other issues and vice versa. Now that obesity is no longer a problem, I'm just not sure. Maybe it's one of the lingering effects of Covid that I'll just have to live with. 

I'll keep you posted. If you have any ideas, please share. Thanks in advance. <3

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