This is not a topic looking for help. This is a solution to the problem because none of the other posts asking about had any resolution and I am placing this here so that others might find it.
I recently had an issue with a site were the initial page load would be extremely slow, any page on the site. But then page load was fast, again, any page on the site.
The issue was that WWW was not being proxied.
After a week of looking is was just a simple change in the Cloueflare DNS settings that corrected the issue that was only noticed by comparing every detail of a site that was not having the issues with the site that was having the issue.
Hope this helps someone else keep from backing their head on their keyboard.