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Hello all,

This is terrible for me, I have no energy at all it seems. And I tend to lose my breath more often than not now..Lifting a bag of dog food is a major event for me. Muscle tone is gone. At the least it's frustrating.:(

My weight is stable. No ups and no downs, actually as soon as I went the on pills (then ultimately insulin 3years) my weight went up 37 lbs.

I watch what I eat, am dedicated to my medication schedules,follow my specialists instructions. I do take allot of meds, all are needed.
In addition to my insulin injections I get antigen injections bi-weekly (8a month) and I self inject B-complex vitamin evey 6 weeks.

Any suggestions
 

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What are you eating? Has your specialist given you a diet to follow? Are you taking any other meds, like for cholesterol?
 

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Are you on any Statin drugs for cholesterol. A couple of years ago I was on one and had a bad reaction. The drug actually attacked my muscles and destroyed and shrivelled them. I was also extremely tired and had joint pain and balance problems. It wasn't until I stopped the statin that my symptoms stopped and my energy came back. I also take CoQ10 and B-12 to help with energy.
 

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I'm eating a low carb low fat diet.

I take meds for Cholesterol, Blood pressure,potassium sparing spironolactone, insuline injections, antigen injections,Januvea, Avastine injection into my eye, Met formin was the cause of my frequent vomiting.
 

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My guess is you're starving yourself, Talon. When you delete the carbs and the fat too, there's no more fuel for energy. Add back some fat to your diet and you'll prob'ly be revitalized. Fats won't mess up your blood sugar, but they'll fuel the engine, as it were. Coconut oil would be a good place to start if you aren't keen on dairy products, but I find butter & cream are the best. I'm no ball of fire, but at least I'm not falling down exhausted all the time.
 

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I agree with Shanny, you need to add good fat into your diet Talon. Like Shanny said, butter and heavy cream are wonderful ways to incorporate more fat in your diet. You can make a delicious sauce to put over veggies or meat, or be sure to eat full fat dressing on your salads. Add some coconut oil in with your dressing for salads is good for you as well. I have the same problem with adding enough fat in my diet for the energy. Sometimes I am still afraid since I do have difficulties with high cholesterol and triglycerides, but I have my blood work in exactly 13 days and will be curious to see what using saturated good fats has done to my numbers. Good Luck.
 

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Thanks for the encouragements... After having an emergency heart stent placed in 2004. I have been a whirlwind of controlling high cholesterol. But we cant seem to raise my good cholesterol either..

I also suffer with HpKpp. Hypo Kalemic Periodic Paralysis..Basically Im subject to episodes of total body paralysis. When my serum potassium
levels crash. Which is fueled by carbs, and facilitated by insulin So I walk a fine razor edge in keeping thisngs balanced as well as possible.

Insulin,allows the potassium to hitchhike on it at a cellular level. which then moves it (potassium)freely into the muscle system where it does its damage. And for me that translates into helicopter rides and extended stays in ICU's. And complete paralyzation is its own special hell.. I'm one of a handfull of people who have this. Because of it's rareity and not known amongst ER doctors They confuse it with Guillain–Barré syndrome

Potassium itself is unable to freely move into the muscular system, due to its size and osmosis.But when extra insulin is on board it creates havouc.
 

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If you're having trouble raising your HDL, a high-quality fish oil might help, or if you enjoy eating fish, the consumption of high-oil fish like salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, sardines, trout, etc., are good - as are Pacific oysters.

The other thing I can tell you from personal experience is that eating a low-carb/high-fat diet will lower your lipids all the way around, and triglycerides will drop through the floor. Here is a chart of my own husband's lipids over an eight-year time span. He is 77 years old & always been in decent physical condition. He started eating LC/HF when I became diabetic, and we didn't give it a thought that it might help HIM somehow. But when his tests came back this year, our doc and we were ALL shocked! Lipids panel - 2011 No meds - just low-carb/high-fat way-of-eating.
 

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I do take fish oil supplements. Plus we eat alot of fresh fish.. For those that hate the after burps of fish supplements. refrigerate them before you take them. Works like a charm
 

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Thanks, Talon. That's why I've resisted them...now maybe I can manage them. I took cod liver oil as a kid and later learned they were old...yuck! Now, I gag when I burp them...I'm gonna give this a try!
 

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Check to be sure you get a brand which is high in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and has been treated to remove contaminants like mercury & dioxins.
 

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I do take fish oil supplements. Plus we eat alot of fresh fish.. For those that hate the after burps of fish supplements. refrigerate them before you take them. Works like a charm
I like the mint flavoured ones. When you burp, there is on fishy taste. "mint flavored fish oil" in google. :D
 

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I like the mint flavoured ones. When you burp, there is on fishy taste. "mint flavored fish oil" in google. :D
Mint flavored ? Who da Thunk:D

Thank-you for the information. I'm sure others will seek them out
 

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Talon, I had two stents put into my heart this past march and the very next day got my Diabetes diagnosis. After a few weeks of following the dietician's advice, i quickly realised that the only thing it did was to keep my BG levels high. I quickly researched forums and eventually found this forums and the LCHF lifestyle.

I was, like you, sceptical about the HF part of the diet. I thought that it would place too much of a burden of my already weak heart but eventually I gave in and started doing both LC and HF as opposed to your current method of LC LF. I now have tons more energy and my daily 1 mile walks are now up to 7-10 miles and I now also cycle 7-20 miles at least once a week.

My numbers are excellent... in fact, my cholesterol level is lower than the quoted range that people are supposed to fall within! My full numbers are on this forum somewhere but suffice to say, my numbers are all now within the normal ranges or better. Ultimately, you have to decide what is best for you and won't preach one method over another but I will say that the others are correct....you can't do both LC and LF and expect to have energy.

That HpKpp sounds like a bundle of joy! :rolleyes:
 

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Hey Dude, Thanks for the support.. Here at the beginning of Jan 2012 I have an appointment scheduled with a popular nutricionalist. Something's got to change for the better. I've always been active and in fair health. Just high stress occupations and a type A personality. :fencing::juggle:

HpKpp I wouldn't wish it on no one. It's genetic so I've dealt with it all my life and not knowing it until I was accurately diagnosed in the mid-nineties. It was so unknown it was always missed diagnosed as the symptoms came up.

In 91, I went super V-tac maintained 250 plus beats per minute for 10 hours. Got medi vac'd to the big city where they stopped and re-started my heart to get me to convert to normal rhythm.. They were all about accusing me for steroid usage etc. (never ever) Had me stop weight training put me on heart medications.
 
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I like the mint flavoured ones. When you burp, there is on fishy taste. "mint flavored fish oil" in google. :D
Yesterday I started the Carlson's fish oil recommended here, and it is lemon-flavoured. It still has that fish-oily consistency, but I can put up with that for the benefit and also the lack of fishy taste. They recommend keeping it in the fridge so that's what I'm doing, but it doesn't change anything much.
 

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Hey Dude, Thanks for the support.. Here at the beginning of Jan 2012 I have an appointment scheduled with a popular nutricionalist. Something's got to change for the better. I've always been active and in fair health. Just high stress occupations and a type A personality. :fencing::juggle:

HpKpp I wouldn't wish it on no one. It's genetic so I've dealt with it all my life and not knowing it until I was accurately diagnosed in the mid-nineties. It was so unknown it was always missed diagnosed as the symptoms came up.

In 91, I went super V-tac maintained 250 plus beats per minute for 10 hours. Got medi vac'd to the big city where they stopped and re-started my heart to get me to convert to normal rhythm.. They were all about accusing me for steroid usage etc. (never ever) Had me stop weight training put me on heart medications.
I agree that HpKpp is not something to wish on anyone (not even my mother-in-law) ;) . Furthermore, isn't it simply amazing that doctors automatically assume that we patients MUST be doing something wrong to put get us in our present situations... not that it could be something hereditary or rare that THEY missed? :rolleyes:
 

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Yesterday I started the Carlson's fish oil recommended here, and it is lemon-flavoured. It still has that fish-oily consistency, but I can put up with that for the benefit and also the lack of fishy taste. They recommend keeping it in the fridge so that's what I'm doing, but it doesn't change anything much.
Try chewing sugar free bubble gum after u take the fish oil ?? maybe it smells better?


Oh.. have you heard about krill oil ? they dont stink as much as fish oil.

Nature's Way Super Krill Oil is 6 times more powerful than fish oil! is this REAL Alot of advertisement out there about this krill oil if you do a goggle it
 
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