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Stressed Out & Out of Ketosis

If I wasn’t so busy, I’d have posted several articles since my last.  But this seems to be a season of chaos for me and it’s been well over a year now and doesn’t seem to have an ending just yet.  You might be curious on what this has to do with keto or migraines.  Well, it’s stress and I’ve posted ad nauseam about how stress effects ketones, blood sugar and cortisol levels.  And in my best Bill Mays voice; “But wait!  There’s more!!”  Ugh.

Well, I’m about 1 month migraine free now, which after being migraine free for 8 months seem like nothing.  But for a chronic migraineur, a month is a lifetime, so I won’t diminish this milestone and continue to thank GOD I found the keto lifestyle.  And although it’s been uneventful, my blood sugar is just all over the place. And my ketones, ugh. The last test I took said 0.2. Really? I mean if I’m going to have high blood sugar and no ketones….someone hand me some sourdough!!!!   Arrrgghh!!!  (….breathe…) But I digress.  After starting keto almost 3 years ago, I wouldn’t fall off that wagon like that now.  Especially not since this blog can possibly help even one person someday.

When I really think about it all, my stress…well it isn’t the REAL stress many people have to go through.  Looking at others and their storms, like having cancer or someone close passing away, well then my “storm” now seems as just a slight drizzle.  Even still, it is greatly affecting my cortisol levels and currently my ketones are low and blood sugar is up there.  And yet I still feel that I need to keep a healthier perspective about it all.  After whining for a minute or two, of course.

Anyways, there’s been a ton of things that have been going on this month and my blood sugar is reflecting it; poorly.  Sometimes I wake up and don’t even want to check it because I dread seeing it be in the 80’s.  I know, first world problem!  Ugh. But seriously, going keto as migraineur is no joke and I HAVE to be strict.  I wish I could have cream cheese and heavy cream!  But my body is so sensitive that I literally swell up for two days after having either one.  Not to mention my glucose or ketones.

Well, I don’t know how long it’ll be before everything in my body settles down again but I hope it’s soon. I’m trying to remain confident that another attack won’t happen, but who knows. I’ll just try to stay positive and hope for the best.  Only time will tell.


2 thoughts on “Stressed Out & Out of Ketosis

  1. I’m really enjoying your site! I started keto for my weight and high blood pressure, it’s really interesting for me to read about those using it to help treat migraines and headaches. I’ve heard of this benefit of the lifestyle and I’ve realized how much better I feel so I can totally understand how sufferers of migraines would find relief (by the way, I can’t say I know what it is like to have a migraine –auras, for example– but I definitely sympathize with headache related pain!)
    I’m sorry to hear about the stress and being bummed with your ketone/blood sugar levels right now, but you have some of the best info I have found yet on the keto life and I really look forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂
    Thank you!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much for you comment, Alexis! Very glad to hear you’re feeling better as well. And yes, lol having a moment here with my ketones but this is def a learning experience for each of us as we learn to fine tune our bodies. Lol and I’m sure in the future I will read this post and laugh. Again, thank you for your kind words and I look forward to hearing about your journey as well ✌️😉

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