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Old 05-29-2014, 20:11   #41
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Sure is good to see they're closing in on this . . . hang in there & keep us posted!




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Great news!!!!! I have been worried about you.

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Glad they figured it out. If you can, have them leave the gallbladder in. It's harder to eat fats when it's gone!

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Have the GI order a HIDA scan. That will check gallbladder functionality.

SilverTiger is right about trying to keep all body parts. My family is cursed with non-functioning gallbladders!

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Aw thanks and I took it as great news as well. It has been a long haul. I was worried it was something much more severe. Hopefully I won't have to have my gallbladder out but I may have to. My mother and her mother and father all had to have theirs out. Hopefully this all gets resolved and I will be able to have my life back. There's so many things I still need to do with my life. I really appreciate all the support from this wonderful site, the people on here are amazing.

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Hello again everyone,

This has been a very rough past week to say the least. My symptoms have been getting very difficult to deal with so my Doctor had me omitted into the hospital on 5/31. While I was there they did a 24 hour urine and monitored my heart/blood pressure/pulse etc. I also had a HIDA scan and an Endoscopy which all came back normal so now I'm even more confused. I was there for 4 days (got discharged on 6/3) and they still couldn't figure anything out.

This is so frustrating and I feel like crap all the time especially after I eat. I always get head pressure and feel disorientated along with feeling tired/weak/shaky. The more carbs the worse it gets. I've tried everything including changing my diet and eating different things and nothing seems to help. I have no clue as to what this is and no one else does either. I guess I'm just destined to feel like crap for the rest of my life

I fasted for 24 hours prior to my endoscopy. Only reason I fasted so long was because food was sitting in my stomach and I still felt full for a while so I didn't even bother eating dinner the night before.

After the Endoscopy I was very hungry and when I got back up to the room I ordered a cheddar cheese bacon omelette with a small bowl of oatmeal. I started eating the omelette first and took a few bites of the oatmeal and within 5-7 mins I had head pressure and nausea and felt terrible and had to stop eating for a while.

They were going to run a gastric emptying test on my stomach but because of the amount of radiation I have had in the last few weeks they decided to hold off on the tests for a while so they discharged me from the hospital.

So in conclusion I am back at square one, lost in the dark without a clue as to why my body is doing this to me

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But you do have a strong sense that eating carbs greatly worsens your issues, right? So stop eating carbs. Why was it necessary to order the oatmeal when you already had a perfectly lovely low-carb meal with the omelet?




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But you do have a strong sense that eating carbs greatly worsens your issues, right? So stop eating carbs. Why was it necessary to order the oatmeal when you already had a perfectly lovely low-carb meal with the omelet?
I find that carbs give me the head pressure disorientation but either way anything I eat makes me tired/weak/shaky afterwards. I tried cutting out all carbs a couple months ago and I felt horrible, I had no energy at all could barely even move. I also had a fainting episode while driving home from work while on that diet and had to be rushed to the hospital.

As of right now I eat about 50-100 carbs a day sometimes less. I eat small meals every couple hours, this somewhat reduces the severity of my symptoms but I still feel like crap and can't exercise without getting shaky/faint/nausea.

It's a catch 22 because whatever I eat gives me symptoms. With all the information I have gathered from this ordeal, I still believe that it is caused by my digestion. My food doesn't digest well and just sits in my stomach when I eat. The food then passes from the stomach into the small intestine undigested and directly hits the blood stream causing an exaggerated insulin response. I believe this is referred to as "dumping syndrome" which causes alimentary hypoglycemia.

It's the only thing that makes sense. Everything that I eat gives me head pressure/weak/tired/shaky/nausea. These are all symptoms of hypoglycemia but I get these symptoms with normal blood sugar, so this means it must be caused by excessive insulin in the bloodstream.

This is just an idea and I could be completely wrong as this is usually something that occurs in people who have had stomach surgery. However, there has been numerous reports of people having this condition without surgery.

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Well, I'm going to make one more suggestion and then I'm going to absent myself from this conversation because I sense that your mind is made up and any experience of mine will not change it.

When you undertake LCHF, you must do it right . . . make sure to eat enough fats while you are reducing carbs to a minimum. The essence of the LCHF lifestyle is that you convert your body away from using glucose for energy and teach it to use ketones for energy. So carbs must be replaced with fats, or else you suffer the exact symptoms you describe - lethargy and lack of energy. It even has a name: Carb flu, as in Atkins flu, after the most recognized low-carb diet. This may well be why your first attempt at LCHF was a failure and caused such memorable side effects.




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Well, I'm going to make one more suggestion and then I'm going to absent myself from this conversation because I sense that your mind is made up and any experience of mine will not change it.

When you undertake LCHF, you must do it right . . . make sure to eat enough fats while you are reducing carbs to a minimum. The essence of the LCHF lifestyle is that you convert your body away from using glucose for energy and teach it to use ketones for energy. So carbs must be replaced with fats, or else you suffer the exact symptoms you describe - lethargy and lack of energy. It even has a name: Carb flu, as in Atkins flu, after the most recognized low-carb diet. This may well be why your first attempt at LCHF was a failure and caused such memorable side effects.

My mind is definitetly not made up about anything as I really have no clue as to what is causing this...I am completely lost in the dark. I am very open to and very thankful for anyones input and am trying to gather as much information as possible so I can figure this out so I can stop suffering. Until then I can just make estimated guesses as to what this is.

As for my diet, I already do eat a rather high fat diet with low carbs but maybe I'm not eating enough fats? How many grams of fat would you suggest I eat with each meal? How many grams of carbs per day? I'm really willing to try anything at this point because I just want to feel better.

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