Second Month in the Low-Tox House

IMG_4693The upward trend continues!!!

Specific improvements this month:
1. I can eat more veggies than in a very long time.
2. A few times recently—for the first time in almost 8 years, I felt good after eating instead of bad!
3. Pain levels are much better, generally levels 1-5 (instead of generally levels 4-9 or 10!)
4. I am able to be on wifi longer. (It helps that we turn our router off at night.)
5. Brain fog is clearing more. I can grade my children’s papers now!
6. Energy has gone from 5% last month (and 1% in January) to about 10% now. That’s 10 times as much energy as January!!
7. The smell of natural popcorn does not bother me anymore. (Family is happy, too. LOL)

If anything, I still tend to overdo a little, but I am trying to lie down when needed.

Headaches are actually more frequent (which I’m pretty sure is due to detox from the mold illness and chemicals/pollution) but far less severe.

Still experiencing intermittent malaise, fever-like feelings, body temp. problems, aches, nausea, etc., but again that’s likely detox/the process of healing.

Still getting intermittent swelling (in belly, hands, etc.) but not as uncomfortable.

Hopefully not TMI! smiley Just wanted to encourage others (who may experience things like more frequent headaches, etc.) if they are going through detox, too, that these things can happen.

It’s very easy to be tempted to think everything is a “new reaction,” to get paranoid or frustrated—especially with intermittent symptoms. But I am learning that there is a lot that is just detox, which you have to go through to get better. My advice is to look for the overall big picture, like energy rising.

Obviously it’s still good to pay attention (and figure things out like the lunch bag that went to town with husband and kids picked up an awful scent and needs to go to the off-gassing room away from me), but detox (like all long-term healing) does take time, and it can be 2 steps forward, one step back.

But boy do the steps forward feel great!!! I sure hope for this for many others!!!!

Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books Edgemont, SD 57735

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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6 Responses to Second Month in the Low-Tox House

  1. LOVE YOU———– THANKS FOR SHARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mary says:

    So happy to read this!

  3. petitepea says:

    God is faithful and it is great to hear month by month testimonies of how He is meeting you and strengthening you bit by bit in your new healthy environment.
    Look forward to next months!
    Love & Prayers,

    • Christa Upton says:

      Thank you so much for your interest, and AMEN–God is faithful!!!! I really enjoy analyzing and writing each month’s updates. I hope it can help others in some way also, and I am so excited to share the wonderful things happening to me. Love and prayers for you as well, Christa

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