Health update & my next Ayurveda adventure
I have been flared up endometriosis wise for the last couple weeks. It seems the 2 days in a row of exercise from 2 weeks ago really angered it. I have had pretty consistent pelvic pain that feels like someone is dragging a steak knife across my pelvic area from the inside out or like I am being stabbed from the inside out with that same knife.
Additionally, today I am flaring in an unknown way. Which problem is causing it, I don’t know? I have read that neuropathy type stuff can come from endometriosis. This is more of a body-wide light nervey thing. That feeling when you touch your skin and it has a burning sensation, that alternates with tingly almost static kind of feeling and it hurts a bit too. It is weird. Usually passes in 24 hours, so fingers crossed it passes.
I have had a couple of days where I reached 5,000 steps but mostly between 2,500 and 3,000. Once the flares are quelled a bit, I plan on walking more and doing more gentle movement to get myself exercising again.
In the meantime, I had this notion that most of my problems were Kapha Vata problems, even though my assessments come out Vata Pitta dominant with a smidgen of Kapha. And I thought this for about a year or more at this point.
I get hot a lot and overheat a lot, so I don’t usually think much of it because it alternates. I usually store heat from the shower and get really red, especially in my cheeks. I can tolerate cold weather post shower for about an hour sometimes without a coat, after it wears off I am an icicle. Or I get red cheeks and hot from the neck up and am cold from the neck down and running a low grade fever. I also can’t exercise much without overheating, getting red cheeks and feeling that warm nausea. The most annoying thing is when my anxiety flares up and it causes me to run to the bathroom #2. And if I let the anxiety go, the #2’s will get more urgent, more severe – which could also be Vata Pitta.
…Then it dawned on me what might be going on.
I look at my tongue 1-2 times per day and I always have heat in the middle of my tongue (green/yellow) but a couple nights ago it was really thick.
I started doing research and learned that most of my problems are coming from a Pitta Vata imbalance.
My plan to remedy this is to eat more Pitta Vata foods, to do more Vata exercise, yoga, meditation, and work on my stress.
Also try to create a routine (the dominant Vata in me hates routine). Additionally, I got some Pitta digestive herbs to help nourish all doshas, and my intestines while helping me with the heat problem. I also got a tongue scraper. I can’t wait to get the herbs in the mail.
When you realize what is actually happening and why I am so exhausted all the time, things click. Now, I am not expecting a miracle but I think these will help improve my well being, even if just taking the edge off my long list of health problems.
Let me explain to you my thoughts and what I found:
Despite my assessment, I figured I was putting on excess weight (from the high fat diet my former doctor had me on) because Kapha was unhappy. Kapha may have been a contributor but Pitta doesn’t like high fat either, especially when my digestion sucks because it has trouble moving and processing it. In other words, between doshas not liking high fat and me not liking high fat, my stomach not liking high fat, and high fat feeding the estrogen and endometriosis in my body – I put on a lot of weight and it happened really fast.
I also thought that my sluggishness, allergies and metabolism being slow was Kapha, and while it might also be a contributor, these things, when Pitta is unbalanced and digestion sucks, can come from Pitta. All according to research I read online recently.
There is a delicate balance going on here. And being Vata Pitta Dominant and Pitta heat running amuck, and my digestion being slow, plus a bit of Kapha, here I am. But I never thought to try and remedy Pitta (heat).
I am trying to think of how to word what I see intuitively and visualize how this works.
I am quite high strung, have high anxiety, a million thoughts throughout the day, sometimes I have trouble sleeping because of them and long to do lists (even if I write them down). Plus, I am a perfectionist and a bit type A in most instances. I want things done now and done right. I am also always thinking of things I can research (something I love) and trying to better my health.
I get irritable (more like sad, down, and pissy) when I don’t eat and I am prone to being low glycemic. But because I am ungrounded and very floaty and running at 200 mph, I can go 6-8 hours without eating anything because I am on a mission to get things done and completely forget about it.
Then, I found online that Pitta (and Vata) prefer a regular eating schedule. I want to work on this, but honestly I am not sure how I am going to pull it off. Maybe set reminders on my phone to eat? And then what do I do when I have an appointment in the morning or work? I won’t eat before I go anywhere in the morning because it might upset the IBS rendering me unable to leave the apartment.
Even though I am shy around most people, once I get comfortable, I never shut up. And I am always rambling on about a million different things. I am like the energizer bunny, constantly going, but I don’t have any battery life left, I am exhausted.
I think though, if anyone functioned how I do in any given day, they too would get exhausted. I told my fiance I could never be in a relationship with someone who has a similar Ayurvedic profile as me because their constant “going” and never shutting up and being on “go” constantly, would be exhausting to be around.
Thankfully, my fiance is Kapha where I am Vata and he is Vata where I am Kapha. He is like a rock, very grounding, calm, stable, patient and thankfully tolerant. His Pitta is equivalent to mine, but his is in balance and mine isn’t. We balance each other out. We have been together since 2008 and I am grateful to have found someone so awesome.
I have been brushing up on my social media marketing knowledge and one thing I read was that, when we think we are ahead, we are actually behind. That killed me. Just thinking I am BEHIND on something makes me feel this wave of heat and anxiety in me that NEEDS to get things done NOW so I am not behind. And I would end up sacrificing my health, food, even probably ignoring nature and her bathroom breaks – all because of this horrid drive.
I truly wish I had a great doctor to help me. I am broke financially but could use the help.
With that, I will let you know how remedying my doshas goes. Have you had any luck remedying your dosha imbalances?
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