The closest thing I can compare it to is a constant hangover. Not in the throbbing-headache, queasy-stomach way, though. Have you ever felt still a little bit buzzed the morning after drinking, but it isn't fun anymore, and your head feels all swimmy and it's a bad idea to turn it quickly? And you can't concentrate, so when you've gotten your toothbrush to brush your teeth, you have to stop and think about what what the next step is? And you're at work because you're not really sick, but all you feel like doing is lying on the couch with your eyes closed and letting the room gently spin around you? It's kind of like that. All the time. Without the drinking.
I've been through all this before, so I believe what's causing this melange of minor symptoms is a surfeit of Candidas yeast in my system. Yes, most people's biochemistry keeps yeasts in check, but I'm one of the lucky few that doesn't do it so well. When I eat too many things that promote yeast growth, like sugars, alcohol, breads, etc., the nasty little parasitic yeasts flourish, and spew yeasty waste-products into my bloodstream. When I noticed these familiar sensations last week, I started taking some Yeast Killer supplements. The good news is that they cause the yeast to weaken and die. The bad news is that dying yeast spew extra waste products as as they go. So things get worse before they get better. And it's not a fast process.
I don't want to sound whiny about this, because as afflictions go, It Could Be Worse. But I don't feel well, it's hard to get anything done, and I'm not up for much. So if you're thinking that you haven't heard much from me for a while, this is why. I'm probably lying on the couch with my eyes closed, thinking that I'd much rather be doing something fun with my Friends.