• I was diligent about drinking more water (I had stopped keeping track of this since quitting breastfeeding).
• I attempted to get enough sleep nightly, or allowed myself a nap during the day.
• I asked for help from my husband if I needed it, and let him do things his way (not always the easiest thing to do, but I had to learn to let some things go).
Once I began, and kept to "The Plan," (as I affectionately began to call it), I started to feel much better. I just felt like I was doing something about the situation, and letting things I couldn’t control be. If I didn’t stick with "The Plan," my symptoms would creep back, so I can honestly say that it helped. It also helped to have a great partner I could lean on, one to pick up the slack a bit while I focused on getting better.
Christine Jeffries is a writer/editor for work and at heart, and lives in a home of testosterone with her husband and two sons. Christine is interested in women’s health and promoting strong women.
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