Yesterday I woke up all "puffy". I felt like I just couldn't get my eyes open. I felt groggy and had a lot of brain fog. Looking in the mirror, I looked like a reverse raccoon -- around my eyes I was white, and puffy under the eyes.
It happened again today, but to a lesser degree.
What could I be reacting to?
I got the same amount of sleep -- 7.5-8 hours -- as I usually do and it was not disturbed.
The day before yesterday and yesterday morning I had some 100% whey protein, which is new in my diet. But that was the second time I had it and a couple of days before when I ate it, I didn't have this reaction.
I am on antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory for a nasty infection/blood poisoning, but this was day 5 of the medication.
This was also the 4th or 5th day of having a bit (~4 grams) of 85% dark chocolate.
Other than that, nothing unusual. Well, except for not exercising because the infection is on the bottom of my foot.
Any ideas what might be causing this? It's not clear to me, but whatever it is, I want to avoid it in the future if possible. This feels awful.