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Old 06-24-2018, 21:18   #21
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There's lots of ways to go with this. So, I could be here all day giving suggestions.......but my last suggestion would be Waffle House.

I don't know if you have any where you live or the places you visit, but I've never had any problems with them substituting or cutting something off the plate menu or letting me order A'la Carte. If I cut off my side items, I can usually get a piece of extra meat or a side salad, or small soup. And I've never been charged for something that I didn't get.

Of course, I live in the South and we are all picky eaters, so it's not something they they haven't dealt with before. LOL

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Chaidragonfire, thank you (again!) for all the tips. I feel well-armed for navigating restaurants while eating keto. Perhaps even better, you've set up many other members here with what they need to know while eating on the road -- even if it's only at the diner they always go to when they're at work.

According to the Waffle House people, the nearest place they have near me is about 6-7 hours away (by car). However, that is a place where I have family. So I'll have to try one next time I'm there. Cheers!

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Do you take statins?
Yes, I do, and I accepted statins, only after long protestations to my doctor. But, I deeply suspect that they do damage, so I throw every other dose in the trash can.

Are they known to cause pain in the legs? Because it stops me in my tracks sometimes, and I cannot go outside or do anything. The pain will relegate me to the recliner.

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@Squawx, statins are widely implicated in joint and muscle pain. I have heard/read that sometimes changing the particular statin that is prescribed can eliminate that problem. But some statins also raise BG.

Reasons #2 and #3 why I won't take 'em even if my doctor prescribes them. They seem to me to be an answer in search of a question.

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I knew a woman who had permanent damage to the muscles of her legs from taking statins. She could walk only a minute or two before she had to sit down and rest.

She's not the only one who has had muscle problems with statins. I'll never take them myself.

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I knew a woman who had permanent damage to the muscles of her legs from taking statins. She could walk only a minute or two before she had to sit down and rest.

She's not the only one who has had muscle problems with statins. I'll never take them myself.
I think that I will tell my doctor to take me off of them: and if he does not, I will take myself off.

I heard of a nightmare case, where a man was a fitness fiend, who loved grapefruit juice.He went on statins, and crash landed in the ER, with near-life threatening symptoms.
His muscles were locked up or some such, and that story has stayed with me, even if I don't recall the details. I saw it on TV, many years ago.
PS: the woman has my deepest sympathies, because when you can't walk, life is diminished, or maybe ruined. That really fries me, because they nearly destroyed her.


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I knew a woman who had permanent damage to the muscles of her legs from taking statins. She could walk only a minute or two before she had to sit down and rest.
That's the thing of it: we're always urged to go out and get some (or more) exercise -- and then (many times because of "protocol") they prescribe something that (too often) makes it painful or even nearly impossible to do exercise. smh

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Chaidragonfire, on your post on why your tired, sore, no energy. Go see an Endocrinologist and have your thyroid checked

Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)
According to Bianco and resources from the Endocrine Society, symptoms include:

Feeling cold all or much of the time
Chronic fatigue or muscle pain
Dry skin
Hair loss
Abnormally heavy periods
Weight gain
Constipation

The thyroid gland produces and regulates thyroid hormones. These hormones can affect energy levels, mood, even weight. They can also be factors in depression. Read on to find out what causes thyroid-related depression and how it's treated.

Your doctor may order blood tests to determine levels of certain hormones, including:

thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, which isreleased by the pituitary gland)
triiodothyronine (T3)
thyroxine (T4)
It would be nice if it were that simple. I'm also frequently tired & always hungry. My doctor checked my thyroid (both by blood tests & by feeling it & said, "It's normal."

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3 hormones down 47 more to check across 9 glands. Keep a scorecard

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If all 50 hormones check out, there are 74 conditions associated with fatigue and hunger that Im sure a team of Dr's would be more than happy to investigate.

https://symptomchecker.webmd.com/mul...ations=66%7C66

Medication reaction or side-effect
Malnutrition
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Multiple sclerosis
Anemia
Mononucleosis
Acute sinusitis
Diabetes, type 2
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Dehydration
Sleep deprivation
Acute stress reaction
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Viral syndrome
Chronic sinusitis
Cystic fibrosis
Atrial fibrillation
Eating disorder
Emphysema
Glomerulonephritis
Heat exhaustion
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
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Lyme disease
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Gastrointestinal bleeding
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Carbon monoxide poisoning
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Sarcoidosis
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Cocaine withdrawal
Exercise or physical activity
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Hyperparathyroidism
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Radiation sickness
Small intestine cancer
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Hypopituitarism
Lead poisoning
Typhoid fever
Mesenteric lymphadenitis
Bird (avian) flu
Throat cancer
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