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  • in reply to: Non-alcoholic fatty liver #10126
    Finngarian
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    Sue – shoulder pain can be a gall bladder symptom, yes. It can also be other things too, though.

    in reply to: a little update #10125
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    How wonderful! It sounds like you are taking a lot of good steps that are sustainable… it feels so good to get into your groove doesn’t it!

    in reply to: Help! Can't Think, Totally Blah! #10124
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    When refeeding, your adrenals take a vacation, so to speak… it can take a while for that feeling to subside. For me it was gradual, and I took advantage of that feeling to rest as much as possible. I think how long it lasts depends on how stressed your body was and for how long.

    in reply to: 99 and higher temperature #10123
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    I was 99.0 first thing yesterday morning and 99.3 first thing this morning! About day 22 or so in cycle! I’m lovin’ this :D

    in reply to: weight gain, temp dropping; help! #9940
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    Wow, you’ve got a lot going on… what kind of diet was recommended to you post colectomy? I’d guess that soft, easily digested foods would be the most helpful for you. I have fibromyalgia too and the most relief I’ve had from any diet has been from eating anything and everything. That seems to be fixing my chornic (years!) insomnia and the extra sleep is allowing my muscle tissues to heal as they should.

    Two weeks is not a long time to be doing this… great that the palpitations and reflux have cleared. Extreme diet changes/restrictions do make a person more sensitive to different foods but it’s possible to eat them again by easing into it.

    in reply to: WHOA #9925
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    There were times that I was so hungry I thought I might eat my arm. I just ate though, when I felt like I needed it, and tried not to worry… it did eventually pass. David what you said resonated with me too… I did enjoy the eating during that time and I felt better physically because of it.

    in reply to: A complicated recovery #9922
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    *taking notes* I also want to be rid of my low metabolism symptoms without staying obese like I am. The last time I was trying to be sort of athletic I was running 6-9 miles a week, still at about 225 pounds… “running” meaning a slow jog at about 15 minutes per mile. I wasn’t eating enough though so the running would crash me a couple of hours afterwards.

    I just had the thought in my head after talking with one of my former running partners that a run might feel good. This is huge after not wanting to run for about the past 8 months or so. Maybe I’ll be on my way soon :)

    in reply to: weight gain, temp dropping; help! #9906
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    That sounds pretty normal to me… I also have had months of ups and downs and quite a lot of weight gain.. but it’s worth it for the positive changes in my health and how I feel in general. These changes seemed to happen in fits and starts. Matt says a lot about weight gain, it will happen to most of us especially if there’s been a lot of restricting. Even if you’re overweight to begin with.

    in reply to: Eating less than 3000 #9845
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    Saisrice, you asked if themp will lower if you don’t eat enough, and it can… especially if you have been more active that day. I worked outside in the heat for two days over the weekend and felt like I ate like a linebacker. It must not have been enough though because I woke up yesterday morning at 4:30 for the day because I was starving! Even though I felt like I ate plenty after working all that time, I must not have because I had the big adrenaline surge!

    Personally I am not counting calories, I’m trying to go by how I’m feeling instead… I like the analogy of eating like it’s breathing – to breathe when I need to, pee when I need to, sleep when I need to, and eat when I need to…

    in reply to: Obsessed with fluids!! #9843
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    I’m going to follow this thread because I was constantly drinking just to drink and not because I was thirsty, and that was a big part of my original problem. Now that my temps are up in the 98’s consistently (even 99’s, wow!) I am finding I need to drink a lot more. I put up a big thread last week about how I didn’t drink enough during a heat wave and felt horrible – had a high blood pressure-like feeling in my head that hurt, my pulse was very full and bounding and would occasionally skip a beat, yet my hands and feet were icy cold. Once I figured out what was going on I really pounded the water the following day. Once the heat wave ended we had to work outside in the sun all day, and some gatorade really helped whenever I’d start to feel woozy. Interestingly enough my pee was only completely clear once during my rehydration attempts.

    It feels good to be on the other side of the mountain so to speak, I really feel like my body is functioning as it should now… sleep is generally fine unless I happen to not eat enough to compensate for extra activity, digestion is great, temps are good, I even noticed that my leg hair is growing more… all of this is pretty cool :)

    Finngarian
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    I’m sorry antibiotics have messed you up, but if what you have is cellulitis (an infection of the tissues under your skin) it could spread to your blood, and that will likely put you in the hospital. Hope you’ve been to see your doctor by now, and I hope you get better.

    Finngarian
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    Honestly, I’d go in and get that looked at by your doctor or health care folks… Putting on my RN hat here – I can’t tell what’s happening by the picture but if that blister is full of pus, and your leg is really that red and swollen and hot/hard to the touch, you might need antibiotics.

    in reply to: Help! Can't tolerate the heat! #9581
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    Even after drinking about 8 gigantic glasses of water yesterday plus eating watery foods (and running to the bathroom about every two hours!), my temp this morning was 98.5. :) My symptoms have not gone away totally but they are much improved – plan is to keep pounding the water again today as we’ll be working outside – much cooler but still going to be in the 80’s.

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    in reply to: Help! Can't tolerate the heat! #9559
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    I have learned this week that our needs DO change… and sometimes rapidly! I’ve been bringing my temp up for the past few months now and suddenly with this heat wave I think it was too much! I’m pretty sure I got dehydrated, I still have a headache and I’m woozy when I stand up. I’ve upped the fluids and watery foods and I do feel better but it’s not quite back to normal yet! I feel like I broke my internal cues! *sigh*

    in reply to: Body Image and Self Esteem #9522
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    If only I’d had confidence in myself when I was 145 pounds at 5 foot 7, even when that went up to 160 I still looked fantastic, I had such a curvy, muscular body, but no, I thought I was a whale!! I made a problem where there was no problem. It didn’t help that my doctor put me on a diet when I was about 12 and heading into a major growth spurt where I put on 5 inches in a year. Once I grew into my weight the damage had already been done. :(

    I looked at all my petite friends, who were not only many inches shorter but had much finer bones… and I wondered why I couldn’t also be 120. Ugh!!! I wish someone had been around to try to reassure me… Sigh.

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