Sincerely Carolina

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Muy Sensitivo.

by caroline

I'm a sensitive person.

I get heat rashes after spending 8 minutes in the sun.

I sneeze when I move a book from the shelf and it has the tiniest bit of dust attached to it.

I cry over some of the silliest things. Like this commercial:  

(I know.)

And the smallest change in my diet can send me spinning. Night sweats, a wish-washy stomach, sleepless nights and nausea ensue. Sometimes I can pinpoint it; often times I have no idea where it comes from.

I know this is the case and yet sometimes it's hard to not feel frustrated.

I'm a healthy person. I work hard to eat good foods, exercise on a daily basis, go to bed at a decent time and understand what food and situational decisions can completely rock my world. But G-AWD it can be a pain in the ass.

No, I'm not an angel, but sometimes I feel a little jipped. I see other people enjoy a glass of wine and not have to worry about the migraine that might ensue. Dessert before bed is something a lot of my friends don't even think about, but I often pay for it in jitters and waking up a 3 a.m. covered in my own sweat.

Lately, something has been off and I can't figure out what it is. My stomach has been being funky, I haven't been sleeping well and I just feel … blah. I have assessed every little thing (Too much sugar? Eating too close to bed? Eating too much? Not enough? Am I allergic/intolerant to something else?) It's honestly enough to drive someone nuts.

I'm not asking for a pity party. Most of the time I feel lucky that I have been forced to know why my body behaves the way it does. But sometimes, every once and awhile, I would just like to eat a damn bowl of ice cream before bed and not have to second-guess my decision.

Ya know?

I'm curious: Are you sensitive? Do food intolerances, allergies or other sensitivities leave you frustrated sometimes?