They say you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone. Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone and it returns.
I was sweating today. I was dimly aware during an epsom salt bath that I was sweating for the first time in eons. Today I was sweating. It was hot, but it’s been hotter in recent memory.
I didn’t realize I haven’t been sweating. I haven’t felt hot to the touch or like I needed to sweat. Nonetheless, it’s a bit disconcerting.
Never was I a very sweaty person. You wouldn’t have to wring out my shirt after a workout. However, I thought I was always normal. I used to work in a restaurant and a trip into the kitchen would make my head itchy with sweat, my shirt damp, etc. I’d go home feeling “nasty” and in need of a shower.
Fast-forward a few years …. hot and humid weather doesn’t get a rise out of me.
I googled it today and don’t know what to make of it. Is it my bum thyroid? Is it my adrenals? Is it my nervous system? Is it some combination thereof?
Googling “lyme” and “sweating” makes me see that I should be sweating excessively. I don’t know if it’s tied into that.
I thought more about the epsom salts, that I used partly for muscle fatigue and partly for a recommended “detox” (it’s reputed to extract toxins from the pores), and saw that it should make people sweat more when they take a tubby.
I don’t know what’s suddenly making me sweat a bit more normally (I will say I was sweating fairly lightly). Maybe it’s the salt protocol I’m on? Maybe because I’m drinking more water? Maybe something’s kicked in?
I have more energy lately. I don’t feel perfect, but I feel more functional. This is a good thing.