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  • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
    So how was the doc visit? Did he/she seem to listen and offer anything? Any news on the blood tests?

    I agree with Knifegill - you are winning - just not in finished yet.
    My BP was 110/78.
    He said I lost 14lbs since I saw him a few months earlier (that time for a week long bout of diarrhea.) Great but I obviously want to tone up.

    Other than that there's not much to tell atm. I'm still waiting for a call regarding the blood work results. I'm anxious about what it is and I want to get it over with so I can hopefully move on and deal with it.

    I realize I sound negative which isn't right. But it's difficult to really figure out what it is I need to do for my personal health and well-being. It's very intricate stuff and it's confusing, not to mention I just want some relief.
    Last edited by Byakko; 10-02-2012, 02:28 PM.
    F|26yr|5'3"
    1st Start: 8.25.12
    SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
    HW: 195

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    • It's hard to stay positive when you feel like crap, so no worries there. Just keep on. A 14lb loss is great! You are making definite progress. It can be tough though when we work so hard (even if it's mainly will power and not so physical) and change comes slowly ... and you still feel crappy. It actually is good news usually when it takes a doc to get back to you with results because they move quickly when it is serious. The bummer is that if your tests show nothing, it may be difficult to get the doc to keep looking (many docs figure that if they can't find a problem then it must be in your head - meaning imagined) when the reality is that they are the ones who have failed.

      Here's something positive to do: update your signature with your new (lower) weight

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      • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
        It's hard to stay positive when you feel like crap, so no worries there. Just keep on. A 14lb loss is great! You are making definite progress. It can be tough though when we work so hard (even if it's mainly will power and not so physical) and change comes slowly ... and you still feel crappy. It actually is good news usually when it takes a doc to get back to you with results because they move quickly when it is serious. The bummer is that if your tests show nothing, it may be difficult to get the doc to keep looking (many docs figure that if they can't find a problem then it must be in your head - meaning imagined) when the reality is that they are the ones who have failed.

        Here's something positive to do: update your signature with your new (lower) weight
        Yeah it is hard. If they don't call me today with the result I'm calling them myself. I'm getting pretty bad with each day. My body just feels like someone hit me with a truck. Achey and sore without having done anything to bring it on. But I hope you're right about the news being good. And I hope they show something. I explained everything to the doctor so I hope he does realize that I'm trying to be proactive with my personal health and that it's not my imagination.

        Truthfully my weight has been slowly dropping for months before I went primal. I was 161lbs when I last saw the doctor in the spring. I can only imagine it's from not eating enough since I don't exercise. Still I'm not saying I didn't notice a big difference after I started going primal. After that first week my belly didn't stick out as far and I'm more solid around my middle in general. I have to get moving. My body is probably eating itself!
        F|26yr|5'3"
        1st Start: 8.25.12
        SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
        HW: 195

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        • I was just about to call the doctor on my cell when the home phone rang and he picked up.

          Anyway, he said everything was fine except for a "mild irritation of the liver".

          I won't lie I am hella worried right now. I realize it could be harmless and treatable but I'm still scared out of my mind. He told me not to drink alcohol or take Tylenol (obviously), neither of which I do. So I can't imagine why my liver should be irritated. I don't even drink coffee that often. Does caffeine irritate the liver? If so then maybe it's the amount of chocolate I eat...right now I'm just guessing all over the place.

          I am to see a new (what I assume is a GI) doctor on the 16th of this month.
          I have no idea if this liver thing is part of why I feel bad or something unrelated.
          Either way I don't want these problems.

          The last time I had a blood test was in 2008 to rule out diseases that might be mistaken for IBS and as far as I know I was in the clear for those...now I'm wondering what's up. There was nothing regarding liver problems the last time...

          I realize worrying doesn't help but I hadn't expected to hear anything of that nature. It's taking a lot of effort to not go on a google hunt on liver and what causes irritation, which I'm sure will just make me feel worse.
          Last edited by Byakko; 10-03-2012, 12:27 PM.
          F|26yr|5'3"
          1st Start: 8.25.12
          SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
          HW: 195

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          • Did he tell you exactly which test was off and the levels? There are lots of liver enzymes that can be tested, but the thing is, yours may always be in a higher range with no real reason. I wouldn't worry about it unless you find a real problem. You need to know which test was off and how much before googling or you won't learn much that applies to you.

            I would call the doc back and get more info and then see how this result applies to how you are feeling. Let them know you still feel like crap and are looking for real help, not a brush off. Ask them how they came to this conclusion and possible causes.

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            • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
              Did he tell you exactly which test was off and the levels? There are lots of liver enzymes that can be tested, but the thing is, yours may always be in a higher range with no real reason. I wouldn't worry about it unless you find a real problem. You need to know which test was off and how much before googling or you won't learn much that applies to you.

              I would call the doc back and get more info and then see how this result applies to how you are feeling. Let them know you still feel like crap and are looking for real help, not a brush off. Ask them how they came to this conclusion and possible causes.
              Geez I wish I'd thought of all that before. I've talked to them 3 times already. But they're closed now. I don't know much about levels or enzymes and stuff or why so it sounds like they don't know why and are doing a test. So that tells me that perhaps the number was higher/lower than baseline and that's what they're going by. Of course I wouldn't have known because I don't really think that I'll have issues with other body organs. My stomach is all I know and have researched.

              He just said there was mild irritation and I don't really know what that means. It sounds like he doesn't know anymore than I do. Keep in mind he's a GP not a specialist. All he said was he'd have to check with another doctor so I wouldn't have to take any unnecessary tests and waste time/money. Meaning, he doesn't want to test me if I've already been tested.
              F|26yr|5'3"
              1st Start: 8.25.12
              SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
              HW: 195

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              • I wish the doctor had given me more to go on than avoiding Tylenol and alcohol.
                Can't imagine how I ended up like this in the first place.
                F|26yr|5'3"
                1st Start: 8.25.12
                SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                HW: 195

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                • Alright I've had it.
                  I don't feel well and this business with my liver is not helping.
                  But I've got to try and make an effort to not feel down.

                  It's damn frustrating for me not to know how to fix my body.
                  Worry isn't helpful, I'm aware.
                  But I'm barely eating anything and that can't be good either.
                  I suppose I will have to seriously monitor what I consume, even if it's a pain in the butt to track.
                  I still question if I need a nutritionist or dietician.
                  I tried once before and it didn't work out. I don't want to waste more time and money.

                  I'm going to try no chocolate for the month (if I can help it, no chocolate chip Larabars either.) I haven't had bananas in...maybe a week or so but I can't say if I'll leave them out for good. It depends. I may try eating "dinner" foods for breakfast rather than eggs all the time (unless I have bacon, eggs are boring.) If I do eat eggs perhaps I'll up my intake to 3 instead of 2.

                  Nuts? I'll keep in. I've been looking forward to fall and the pecans but I'll try hard not to OD on them and may use them if I just need a boost. I try to do squats whenever I see them and gather a handful at a time.

                  I'll try for three cups of vegetables at each meal. That's probably not a lot but since I don't eat much I want to build it gradually. I will try not to drink with meals. I will strive to kick my grape habit.

                  My body is weird. Some days I can get by with just feeling blah, other days I'm in pain. x_x
                  F|26yr|5'3"
                  1st Start: 8.25.12
                  SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                  HW: 195

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                  • Sounds llike you are trying everything...

                    ...don't give up:} There are a lot of people here supporting you, Debra
                    Originally posted by Byakko View Post
                    Alright I've had it.
                    I don't feel well and this business with my liver is not helping.
                    But I've got to try and make an effort to not feel down.

                    It's damn frustrating for me not to know how to fix my body.
                    Worry isn't helpful, I'm aware.
                    But I'm barely eating anything and that can't be good either.
                    I suppose I will have to seriously monitor what I consume, even if it's a pain in the butt to track.
                    I still question if I need a nutritionist or dietician.
                    I tried once before and it didn't work out. I don't want to waste more time and money.

                    I'm going to try no chocolate for the month (if I can help it, no chocolate chip Larabars either.) I haven't had bananas in...maybe a week or so but I can't say if I'll leave them out for good. It depends. I may try eating "dinner" foods for breakfast rather than eggs all the time (unless I have bacon, eggs are boring.) If I do eat eggs perhaps I'll up my intake to 3 instead of 2.

                    Nuts? I'll keep in. I've been looking forward to fall and the pecans but I'll try hard not to OD on them and may use them if I just need a boost. I try to do squats whenever I see them and gather a handful at a time.

                    I'll try for three cups of vegetables at each meal. That's probably not a lot but since I don't eat much I want to build it gradually. I will try not to drink with meals. I will strive to kick my grape habit.

                    My body is weird. Some days I can get by with just feeling blah, other days I'm in pain. x_x

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                    • I think I have depression...based only on how I'm feeling, the symptoms. Don't know if it's exclusive to any IBS or nutrient issues. All I know is I'm always crying, always in pain or sick, easily nervous and confused and just feeling like crap.
                      F|26yr|5'3"
                      1st Start: 8.25.12
                      SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                      HW: 195

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                      • sounds like you need a good friend. Sending you virtual hugs. Sorry I can't offer any practical advice only that you have lots of support here. Be kind to yourself, Debra

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                        • Originally posted by socoolnanny View Post
                          sounds like you need a good friend. Sending you virtual hugs. Sorry I can't offer any practical advice only that you have lots of support here. Be kind to yourself, Debra
                          Thanks. I appreciate it.
                          F|26yr|5'3"
                          1st Start: 8.25.12
                          SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                          HW: 195

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                          • So you have stopped posting details here - hope you are keeping a log on your own. Keep track of food, exerecise and how you feel. Hope you find what you are looking for...

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                            • Originally posted by Mud Flinger View Post
                              So you have stopped posting details here - hope you are keeping a log on your own. Keep track of food, exerecise and how you feel. Hope you find what you are looking for...
                              I stopped posting because I keep falling off the wagon.
                              Sort of slipped into apathy out of frustration for not knowing how to improve things.
                              Sometimes it's like no matter what I eat I feel lousy, even though I realize eating crap won't help.

                              The stress over the liver thing has gotten to me I believe as well as not feeling that much better on primal/paleo. I'm not saying I'm giving primal up, but the scale of things to "try" is very overwhelming and I don't know how to tackle it. What I mean is, things to try regarding changing my diet to experiment and see if I improve my IBS or energy levels, joint pain etc.
                              F|26yr|5'3"
                              1st Start: 8.25.12
                              SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150
                              HW: 195

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                              • Keep a private food log then if you feel judged for what your choices are here. You may find some good in some "less than pure" choices. Did you ever find out any more info about your liver tests? It may or may not be what is causing you to feel bad. If it may be a cause, find out what can be done. It would be a shame if you blame how you feel on your liver if it has little to do with it. If the food thing is still stressing you out, find something new to focus on. A new book or other hobby for example. What will you do that is fun today? Can you pick up buckets of nuts or rake leaves to enjoy fall and feel productive? Find a distraction to take your mind off of how you are feeling.

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