So glad you are finally feeling better, Dawn. I can relate. I put some New Year's resolutions in to effect January 5th. To watch our budget was one of them which led to adding to the list a lot more cooking at home and a lot less eating out. My worst enemy the past couple years has been fatigue with a few good days in there every now and then so I knew cooking at home was going to be a fight for me. I decided the best way to do this was to make many meals at one time and freeze them. I started on my next "good" day and made 12 meals and two days later made 8 more meals. We have been eating at home at least 5-6 days out of 7. And while I haven't cut out dairy, grains or processed foods completely, I have definitely incorporated a heck of a lot more fresh vegetables into our foods. I can honestly say that after the first week and a half to two weeks I started having a lot more energy and this past weekend was my first weekend without a nap in years. I can't remember the last time I felt this good this many consecutive days in a row. It was getting to the point that I was missing between 2-4 days of work per month due to exhaustion. I didn't do much on the weekend aside from sleep so we ordered out almost every night. I'm sure not having all the high fat, low nutritional meals from our local family restaurant, Hardee's, etc. have a lot to do with feeling better too.
Who knows, I may eventually start cutting out the processed foods, grains and dairy eventually.
I hope your change in diet continues to help you.
08 - pos (1.40) ANA Screen (speckled), HLA-B27 Antigen detected, low red blood cell count, high CBC platelet count, extremely high RFactor-272, pos SCL-70 Antibody, Sed rate-14 2009 - ANA was neg (1), CBC platelet still high, RF slightly higher-279, Sed rate-6 2010 & 11 ANA Screen, HLA-B27, SLC-70 & RF not repeated and Sed Rate high-27 2013 pos Lupus Anticoagulant