I don’t know if I am feeling residual H1N1 affects, have a stomach bug, or what … but for the past three days I’ve had zero appetite, have felt bloated, crampy in my lower back and stomach … and downright miserable all-around.
My period isn’t due for another week, and I’m pretty positive I’m not pregnant (because I’m sure that will be someone’s guess given some of those symptoms!) so I don’t know what gives.
What’s bugging me out is there’s never been a day in this girl’s life where I didn’t want to eat. And I don’t quite know what to make of it!
It feels weird, wrong, to not want/crave/think about food at all. It’s not ME.
I mean, I’m all for listening to your body in theory, but I’ve never been good at practicing it.
Yet the past three days, I’ve struggled with eating at all. I mean, I am eating — but definitely not with gusto and definitely not what I’d typically consume in a day. I also have no energy for exercise as a result and am not being stupid about it; something is clearly wrong.
In fact, at dinner Monday night I made a point (probably ridiculously!) to tell two of my dearest friends that I’m not feeling well and that it’s not one of those moments of my past where I was all weird about food; I wanted them to know I genuinely have zip-zero appetite, and didn’t want them to think I was falling into old disordered habits or anything.
If this lasts more than another day or so, I’m going to have to see the doctor, but it’s pretty uncomfortable, whatever it is and I just wanted to share because I feel quite unsettled. I don’t know if this is maybe an aftermath of having H1N1?
Who knows … but it’s not fun!