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    I'm just curious if there's any correlation...yesterday I ate a couple dark chocolate bars (quality ones). I'm going to guess there's a decent amount of fructose in them all together. It was definitely more than I'd ate in a while. I also had a big sweet potato. I feel sort of a dull, numbing type of ache in my calves right now. Any relation?

    I just thought it would be interesting to put out there if anybody understood body chemistry more than me because this isn't the first time I've felt this. I'd be able to identify what exactly that feeling is....

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    The idea that made me pose this question is I wonder if I'm experiencing something similar to what diabetics get with nerve damage when their blood sugar gets too high.

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    • #3
      i'm curious too.. when i am eating more sugar my muscles become fatigued much faster.. sometimes from just going up stairs.... (embarrassing since i am 20 )
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        I have Fibromyalgia and am controlling the pain with my diet and lifestyle. When I eat too much sugar it causes the pain to come back. The pain consists of muscle and joint aches.

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          One more key piece of info is that I had a fairly long (relative to my large hunger) fast that ended about a day and a half ago. I felt this might have killed some of my gut flora. I am thinking this pain might also be vitamin deficiency due to poor absorption. I was getting yellow pee despite being hydrated. Just another thought...

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          • #6
            Or electrolyte imbalance?

            Sugar is inflammatory and definately triggers aches and pains for me. Sugar, gluten, corn all do the same.
            Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wiltondeportes View Post
              I'm just curious if there's any correlation...yesterday I ate a couple dark chocolate bars (quality ones). I'm going to guess there's a decent amount of fructose in them all together. It was definitely more than I'd ate in a while. I also had a big sweet potato. I feel sort of a dull, numbing type of ache in my calves right now. Any relation?

              I just thought it would be interesting to put out there if anybody understood body chemistry more than me because this isn't the first time I've felt this. I'd be able to identify what exactly that feeling is....
              This is due to inflammation. Sugar causes inflammation, leading to achy joints and fatigue.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by paleomoxie View Post
                This is due to inflammation. Sugar causes inflammation, leading to achy joints and fatigue.
                Can you demonstrate this?
                My opinions and some justification

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                • #9
                  I don't know....I feel like it's unrelated. I eat lots of sweet potato and dark choc on some days and have never experienced that...

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                  • #10
                    What affects one person may have no effect on another, even among siblings. Ask a parent who has to watch what he/she cooks for an entire allergy-ridden family.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paysan View Post
                      What affects one person may have no effect on another, even among siblings. Ask a parent who has to watch what he/she cooks for an entire allergy-ridden family.
                      Agreed. It just seemed to me that the OP was keen to pin it all on sugar when it could actually be totally unrelated.

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                      • #12
                        To OP, I would actually ask you: if you did not know anything about primal / paleo / nutrition, etc, would you have noticed ? and would you try to question such a potential correlation ?

                        I find this aspect very interesting. I do sometimes feel some pain here, or some discomfort there, not often but it happens. But I refuse to let my mind being too analytical about these things so long as it is bearable and does not last more than a few hours at most. Otherwise, I'd spend all my time wondering why I feel like scratching here or why my skin is more numb there, etc. Endless.

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                        • #13
                          Success! You have raised a three-year-old corpse! Your magic grows strong, dark one.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sharperhawk View Post
                            Success! You have raised a three-year-old corpse! Your magic grows strong, dark one.

                            lol...I was sitting here wondering when someone would point this out.

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                            • #15
                              I have chronic pain as a matter of course, and PB has done wonders for it. It's certainly not gone and still flares, but my baseline is much better than it's been in years. When I eat too much sugar, I definitely get more sore. The last time I got any medical treatment for the chronic pain, the anaesthesiologist said that one of the current theories around fibro suggests disordered metabolism at the mitochondrial level. Perhaps too much sugar in a body that is not very good at metabolising it causes a backlog that leads to pain... not sure at all because these things are notoriously hard to track down, but I do know that if I eat too much sugar... pain.

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