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Old 02-12-2014, 07:42   #1
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Default Is there anything I can do for this increasing fatigue?

My old D symptoms are slowly creeping back. The worst of them all is that profound tiredness with a capital T and the heart palpitations whenever I make the slightest physical exertion.

My BG levels are averaging in the 6's and 7's. I'm waiting for an appointment with an Endo to test for LADA.

I don't think I can go any lower but I can try if that would make a difference re: already <30g carbs

Is there anything I can do to help myself 'get by'?

Does anyone have a rabbit they can pull out of a hat? Any new tricks?

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I find that if I force myself to go for a walk or do weight training I end up feeling more refreshed. You just have to push past the fatigue. Even some fresh air is helpful.

I also drink two cups of coffee per day and two cups of green tea.

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Have you had thyroid checked?

Have you cut protein to minimal needed amount?

Hyper-thyroid can cause a lot of those symptoms I believe.

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I was going to ask the same as Salim did. The fatigue and heart palpitations are very common with hyperthyroidism.

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I have had most of my thyroid removed many years ago so I have a blood test every year to check it's ok. The last check I had was 10 months ago and it was fine.

I recognise these symptoms as those I had before starting the LCHF diet. I got all my old energy back a few weeks after starting LCHF but they are coming back again.

I'll just have to wait until I see the Endo and in the meantime rest as much as I can and continue LCHF.

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If the heart palpitations increase, will you please seek medical care, just to be sure? It's too bad the endo. can't see you sooner. Rest!

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I will Mary.

I had my heart checked last April because of the heart palpitations. Doc also did a full blood test at the same time and that's when my BG issues were dx.

I know these heart problems are to do with my BG levels because they went away after starting LCHF.

I did ask the Endo's receptionist if I could be seen sooner but they can only squeeze me in sooner if it's really urgent. I'm sure there are people who need to be seen much sooner than me. It's only fatigue I'm having to deal with at the worst.

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I have had most of my thyroid removed many years ago so I have a blood test every year to check it's ok. The last check I had was 10 months ago and it was fine.
But you aren't on any thyroid meds to compensate for having lost most of it? Same thing happened to me many years ago . . . half was removed, yet no supplementary meds prescribed. Finally, years later here in Missouri, my PCP put me on levothyroxine and have had to increase dosage every year until last year, when I guess I finally broke even.




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Anxiety? You have had a lot going on- this could be a classic anxiety based response.

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I had those symptoms when my A1C was only 6, they didn't go away until my A1C lowered.

Make sure you're getting enough Vitamin D. If you're on Metformin, take extra B12 too. You should be taking thyroid meds if your thyroid was partially removed! Keep in mind that the "lab values" have been changing, they used to think that 1.5 to 5 was ok, now it's more like 1 to 3, but some labs haven't changed their guidelines yet.

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