Self Care Cornerwith Britt Flores
I went to my Dr, they pulled my blood panel and told me I’m within normal range. I still don’t feel good…what now?
First of all, well done for advocating for yourself and getting your blood looked at. Now I’m going to get a little feisty towards your Dr. Normal range according to who? How old are you, what does your life look like, how’s your nutrition, what’s your activity level and how’s the quality of your sleep? You may be within the “normal range” on your blood work but those ranges are the bare minimum measurements for staying alive…not thriving.
The moment you realize you have put on 10-15 lbs, cannot lose weight for 3 months, and are more tired than normal, bloated, have headaches, and are grumpier than normal, get your blood drawn. There is a lot of shame surrounding body image and many Dr.s will tell you your symptoms are due to lack of movement, stress, or just tell you it’s “getting older”.