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    Hiya all, I am hoping someone here can help!

    A little background on me: Was veggie for 20 years and have been eating a pretty strict Primal diet for 3 months now.
    Approx 6 weeks ago i noticed i was beginning to feel weak, tired, confused, rapid hear rate, dizzy, anxious. I thought at first it might be an allergy as it seemed to occur after eating, so i tried cutting out various foods but no difference.

    2 weeks ago i was having to take too many days off work and it was getting so bad that i went to the doctors. She has taken some bloods and i has come back with slightly elevated liver enzymes. Another blood test has been done, of which i am waiting for the results.

    I haven't exercised for weeks thro feeling so ill. Last night i decided "f**k it, im going for a walk".....i walked for half an hour and when i got home i felt like i had run a marathon. My muscles ached and i had a hunger that i just couldn't satisfy. I ate and ate and went to bed feeling full, but still weak.
    I woke this morning feeling like i hadnt eaten for a month. I am dazed and confused, as if drunk. I have made another appointment to see the doctor today.

    Can anyone shed some light on what might be going on here??
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    One can eat primal and get it very wrong. Give a representative day's diet. I'm guessing you're eating too little of one or more things
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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    • #3
      Wehey, I think you will need to wait for the results of your tests, unfortunately. Something definitely is not right, so don't push your body. Good luck and keep us posted.

      An excellent supplement for the liver is milk thistle.
      Last edited by Adrianag; 08-31-2011, 04:05 AM.

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      • #4
        Maybe have a heavy carb day and eat it all the good things.

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        • #5
          Hi again, thanks for all the advice so far.

          I have just got back from the doctors and the good news is that my bloods are all fine.
          Now to the bad news..... I have been diagnosed with ME (chronic fatigue syndrome)......which tbh has just turned my world upside down
          I'm not sure where to go from here............any advice would be great

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          • #6
            Wow. My sympathies.
            The only advice I can offer is to keep eating like you know will support the optimal health you can achieve. Eat healthy meats. Make sure to take vitamin supplementation. Experiment with yourself to see how much carbs vs protein vs fat makes you feel your best.
            This is going to be a much harder road for you than for many. Good luck!

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            • #7
              Thanks for the advice. I want to keep eating primal as it made me feel good and had almost completely cured me of the effects of years of grain eating. I think your right in that i will have to get the carbs right as low carbs seem to leave me tired.
              The biggest bummer for me is that i was a really active person enjoying windsurfing, surfing, and had recently put on a nice amount of muscle and was close to the 6pack i had always dreamed of. All on hold for now tho

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              • #8
                I'd also suggest this supplement. It is highly rated for helping those with CFS.
                Karin

                A joyful heart is good medicine

                He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

                Mmmmm. Real food is good.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JKC View Post
                  I'd also suggest this supplement. It is highly rated for helping those with CFS.
                  Hi JKC,
                  what is the supplement you suggest??
                  Thanks again

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                  • #10
                    Duh - sorry - forgot to post the link : Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. - Daily Energy
                    Karin

                    A joyful heart is good medicine

                    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

                    Mmmmm. Real food is good.

                    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread29685.html

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                    • #11
                      Would you post an example of your daily diet, and what your workout out/exercise/fitness/activity regimen used to be like pre-primal? Did this tiredness stuff start after going primal? Some folks eat WAY too few carbs for their active lifestyles, and may need to eat 150+ grams of *primal* carbs (think sweet potatoes and fruit etc) in order to maintain energy levels. (Were you at your goal weight b/4 starting--you mentioned the 6 pack--do you do a lot more than 2 intense workouts a week, as well as regular walking and 1 sprint session?) Getting the right balance of macronutrients *for you* can make all the difference in your energy...

                      Good luck!!
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                      • #12
                        GAPS diet! There's a thread on this board and lots more on the internet. Add in the right supplements for you and see a chinese med doctor (preferably classical chinese medicine) and you'll be much better within a year.

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                        • #13
                          Get a second opinion. CFS doesn't just "appear" but slipping into heavy ketosis can definitely make you feel "weird" for awhile...Foggy, pooped,achy, spacey, heart palpitations, etc..and then you adjust, and feel great, or you don't and eat more carbs and feel better...either way, I would get a second opinion! Good luck!

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                          • #14
                            As I understand it, CFS isn't a diagnosis. There are only symptoms, but no known cause for them, so to be "diagnosed" with it, especially after a single visit to the doc makes my BS detector go "ding"

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                            • #15
                              I agree with the previous 2 commenters.
                              If you really do have CFS research antibiotic therapy.

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