Recent content by SilverBelle

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    Integrative Medicine and Elimination Diet

    Saw the nutritionist today. She has modified my diet for the next 6 weeks. She doesn't want me doing a full elimination, but does want me to limit my carb intake. No more than 60 grams of carbs per day divided into 15 grams per meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner. I have to keep track and...
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    Sometimes Moving Helps

    I agree! I've noticed a lot of improvement since I started walking a few weeks ago. I aim for a minimum of 10 minutes, but try to go 20. It's a slow pace, about a 30 minute mile, but it works. Then when I get home I do about 20 minutes of through stretching. I believe that is helping me...
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    Integrative Medicine and Elimination Diet

    Last night and today have not been so good. My IBS is not behaving very nicely and I have been dealing with cramping, gas, bloating, and bathroom runs. I believe it is because of the increased fiber. I see the nutritionist next week and will talk to her about it. It's sad that my body...
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    Supplements that I presume have helped

    I understand money being tight! We live on my husbands social security and it doesn't give us much to play with. Many of the supplements my integrative Dr. wants me to take are having to wait. After pricing them all it would be well over $100 a month! :shock: So, I'm doing the best that I can...
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    Supplements that I presume have helped

    So glad that the supplements are helping you! Have you had your Vitamin D checked? I was taking 5,000 IU a day and my integrative dr bumped it up to 10,000 IU. It takes a really long time for it to build up in your system. I was really low when I first started (13) and after a year I'm still...
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    Integrative Medicine and Elimination Diet

    Sorry I haven't been keeping up. I've had my grandson here all week and then my granddaughter for a couple days. That, and trying to cook all the time, has left me not much free time lol So far we (husband is also following) are doing really well. I've been to a couple classes that my...
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    Pumpkin, really?

    I also have IBS. It predominately D, but occasionally C. I don't take medications for the D either because I too get the opposite problem. Have you tried a FODMAP diet to pinpoint foods that may trigger you? I did that last summer and was able to find some foods that made me worse. That...
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    Integrative Medicine and Elimination Diet

    DAY 1 Breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs with peppers and onion 1/2 cup Gluten-free oatmeal with ground flaxseed, chia seed, and coconut sugar 1/3 cup Raspberries Lunch: 2 cups Romaine lettuce salad Can of tuna fish 2 TBSP homemade balsamic vinegrette Dinner: 4 oz Hamburger patty with mustard and...
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    Integrative Medicine and Elimination Diet

    Thank you everyone :) Knowing that others are going to be watching to see what happens has given me even more motivation! I've just about finalized my first weeks menu and shopping list. I will be shopping this Friday, prepping over the weekend, and starting elimination on Monday. I've been...
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    How to deal with joint pain at a standing job?

    I'm not able to stand for long periods either. I worked a 4 hour shift in a deli a few years ago and I almost had to be carried out. My son had to bring a cart to me to lean over and I was in tears trying to get to the car. I was in bed for a couple days afterwards and of course I didn't go...
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    My husband takes 100 mg of Trazadone to help him, but it doesn't do too well for him, so I wasn't sure about it. Might ask my doctor about it since I see it can help. I use a fan for white noise, but I already have a Cpap mask and chin strap on my face, so I don't think I want to add anything...
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    Fibromyalgia facial flushing

    My cheeks, nose, and forehead have been slightly pink for a couple years, but the burning flushes started a couple months ago. My doctor diagnosed me with roseaca. I am using a medication called Metrogel. It doesn't take it away completely, but it does help some.
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    Cat Scan anyone?

    I just mentioned to my husband today that my hair isn't really growing anymore. I feel like I'm losing more than I'm growing. I thought maybe it was because my gut is all messed up and I'm not getting proper nutrition. I've have 4 CT's with contrast over the past year. One of those I ended...
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    I have a lot of trouble with sleeping. I do take Benedryl to help me sleep, but it really isn't helping the second half of the night. I can fall asleep just fine (unless I'm dealing with anxiety) and I sleep for 3-4 hours before waking up to use the bathroom. Then, it will take me sometimes...
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    Guess what

    I feel your pain. I've been on antibiotics 7 times in the last 7 months:-| I've had pneumonia twice, bronchitis, ear infections, and last week I pulled a hangnail and it got super infected despite my daily treatments. So, I'm on antibiotic #7 right now and I'm not sure it's going to work...