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    It's not unusual for autoimmune problems to flare...

    It's not unusual for autoimmune problems to flare post pregnancy or appear for the first time post pregnancy. Pregnancy mildly suppresses the immune system and it comes bouncing back after the baby...
  2. I don't like the taste of coffee, but when I...

    I don't like the taste of coffee, but when I started having health issues I started drinking coffee just to be able to function. I still do two cups in the morning but that is it. I have drunk tea...
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    My daughter is reactive hypoglycemic and has been...

    My daughter is reactive hypoglycemic and has been since she was around 14. Both her father and I are diabetic, both at a fairly young age. The way I had it explained to me is that insulin...
  4. I have had three kids and I think how much a baby...

    I have had three kids and I think how much a baby cries is in large part temperment. I have had fairly mellow kids and they really only cried if they had a reason to cry. I have a a very very large...
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    I've been type II diabetic for nine years and low...

    I've been type II diabetic for nine years and low blood sugar will make you crave carbs and especially sweets. Normally my munchie foods are more salty and savory except when my blood sugar is off...
  6. The reason some women cannot lose weight while...

    The reason some women cannot lose weight while breastfeeding is hormones. I am a type II diabetic with hashimoto's, the point being that I see an endocrinologist. When I was nursing my son and...
  7. I'm still working on the overweight part but my...

    I'm still working on the overweight part but my motivation has very little to do with getting a bikini body. I do have health related issued from weight, high blood pressure and diabetes(which is...
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    I take synthroid and one of the first things my...

    I take synthroid and one of the first things my endocrinologist said was that if I didn't take it with a full 8oz glass of water that it could make me nauseous. After five years if I forget it can...
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    I'm not sure how much I can contribute at this...

    I'm not sure how much I can contribute at this point but I have been diabetic(type II) for nine years and on metformin for seven. I took insulin during my pregnancy. I am a fifth generation...
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    I breastfed 8wks(bad advice) with the first, one...

    I breastfed 8wks(bad advice) with the first, one year with the second and 20 months with the third(he had some pretty severe food issues). First especially when the baby is going through a growth...
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    Here in the Pacific Northwest red huckleberries,...

    Here in the Pacific Northwest red huckleberries, salmonberries, thimbleberries, blackcaps, salal, oregon grape, blackberries and wild blueberries all grow wild here. Blackberries are by far the most...
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    I feel your misery. I had morning sickness all...

    I feel your misery. I had morning sickness all day for eight months with both my daughters. I lost 15lbs apiece in the first trimester with both. I struggled to gain weight the entire pregnancy. ...
  13. She looks like she has a very slender build as...

    She looks like she has a very slender build as well. My son is 7 and we've struggled to get him to gain weight. He was a butterball as long as we were nursing(until he was 20 months). After that...
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    I'm a seamstress who specializes in hard to fit. ...

    I'm a seamstress who specializes in hard to fit. What you are looking for are clothes that are labeled 'athletic cut'. Athletic cut has a narrow waist and broad shoulders and I believe a bit more...
  15. I'm in the US in Washington state near the...

    I'm in the US in Washington state near the Canadian border. The weather here is gray and rainy most of the year(I don't live that far from where Twilight was set). The doctors here pretty much...
  16. You can water bath acid foods such as fruit and...

    You can water bath acid foods such as fruit and pickles. I've done, low sugar/no sugar for years. The sugar helps preserve the color of the fruit and keep it from fading into brownish colors over...
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    I have heard that having high enough carotene in...

    I have heard that having high enough carotene in your system to turn your skin orange does help keep you from sunburn. I don't have a reference in hand to back it up though.
  18. Ok, I am a type II diabetic and have been so for...

    Ok, I am a type II diabetic and have been so for nine years and grew up with parents and grandparents who were diabetic. After converting the numbers to the American system(I think in that system)...
  19. Ketotic hypglycemia is a form of low blood sugar...

    Ketotic hypglycemia is a form of low blood sugar that younger children can sometimes get. If they are very slender and especially if they are going through a growth spurt and they miss a meal they...
  20. He also eats peanut butter-day in and day out. ...

    He also eats peanut butter-day in and day out. If I never see another jar of peanut butter......
  21. Ketotic Hypoglycemia and food battles with my six year old

    My son gets ketototic hypoglycemia, not terribly uncommon in skinny kids. He is almost seven and decided he wasn't going to eat dinner(he didn't like what was served-new foods). He woke up this...
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    I'm a type II myself for nine years. If you are...

    I'm a type II myself for nine years. If you are only testing in the morning you may be running into dawn effect. Dawn effect is where your body prepares for waking up in the morning by among other...
  23. I see nursing women fall into two camps. The...

    I see nursing women fall into two camps. The ones who lose weight without trying to hard after the baby is born and the others who can't lose an ounce until they stop nursing. I nursed two of my...
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    It's just about time to sow the early frost hardy...

    It's just about time to sow the early frost hardy stuff here in NW Washington. Ironic being as we had snow last week-really late. I'm definitely getting to the jonesing for really fresh produce...
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    I've had costochondritis several times(diagnosed)...

    I've had costochondritis several times(diagnosed) and probably pleurisy as well from the description, so I know the pain. I have had lifelong asthma and all the respiratory infections that go with...
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