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    Things that help: - (very) low dose...

    Things that help:

    - (very) low dose hydrocortisone in the morning.
    - 3-400 mg phosphatidylserine at night. Yes, it's horrifically expensive.
    - lots of carbohydrate.
    - meditation

    - Kelly...
  2. Thanks. I've usually had sugar with some amount...

    Thanks. I've usually had sugar with some amount of fat. However: my fasting glucose has always been fine, I only have high good cholesterol, my blood pressure is low if anything (when not on cytomel...
  3. A few questions. I've read the articles mentioned...

    A few questions. I've read the articles mentioned above on sugar and starch. And a bunch of his other articles.

    I believe I have fructose malabsorption. After sugar or fruit I am extremely...
  4. Thyroid, saliva cortisol, dhea and all other...

    Thyroid, saliva cortisol, dhea and all other hormones. A primary care provider even at a low cost clinic can usually be persuaded to check all of them, even if they often don't know how to treat...
  5. Wait, why would a copper IUD have anything to do...

    Wait, why would a copper IUD have anything to do with this? It's not the Mirena hormone IUD, is it? If so, you would be onto something. I'm going to hazard that you are hypothyroid at some level and...
  6. I have at least one AI condition that I am in the...

    I have at least one AI condition that I am in the process of identifying - seeing another round of endocrinologists next week for my thyroid - and I find I have to avoid Omega 6. I feel much better...
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    I was recently started on Erfa 30 mg in the...

    I was recently started on Erfa 30 mg in the morning and 30 mg in the afternoon, which is equivalent to one grain total, I believe. Like the OP I went about 3 years feeling exhausted and knowing...
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    Even at 1.67TSH I felt terrible. Other recent lab...

    Even at 1.67TSH I felt terrible. Other recent lab values indicated 3.44 TSH in a range going up to 5 (Canada). A few weeks ago I could barely walk down the street sometimes, then I found a kindly...
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    I'm not sure if you mentioned this already, but...

    I'm not sure if you mentioned this already, but have you had your thyroid checked? Low carb in women can cause massive sugar cravings and reduced energy and thyroid functioning. Even if your doctor...
  10. Thread: Random Binge

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    for those of you interested in reducing your...

    for those of you interested in reducing your sugar cravings, I can share what is working for me.
    I realized that whenever I take 'Emergen-C' (sugar-free version) every day, usually twice per day,...
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    ^^ That's good. If the psychologist doesn't fit,...

    ^^ That's good. If the psychologist doesn't fit, don't give up, just keep looking.

    I second others' recommendations about spending time with friends. This will help, and joining any kind of group...
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    ^ me too, re: the iodine. I was going to wait a...

    ^ me too, re: the iodine. I was going to wait a few more days to post, but I started the lugol's 2% solution (just a few drops in the morning). It was about 10$. So far, I feel benefits including:...
  13. Thread: Iodine Anyone?

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    I was taking this thyroid support supplement in...

    I was taking this thyroid support supplement in the summer: Now Foods, Thyroid Energy, Thyroid Support, 90 Vcaps - iHerb.com. At the time, I was experiencing extreme fatigue, weight gain, depression...
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    Nameless, how do you handle sweet potatoes? I...

    Nameless, how do you handle sweet potatoes? I suppose they would be problematic in light of your yeast issue... that's too bad. I definitely feel better with more carbs. Congratulations on staying...
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    I'm starting to feel pretty good again. It's now...

    I'm starting to feel pretty good again. It's now been more than 4 weeks sugar-free. It's nice how much "happier" people seem, as much as you can tell from an online forum, after a while (i.e.,...
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    ^ you probably answered this already, but do you...

    ^ you probably answered this already, but do you notice yourself feeling better when you drink caffeine? I quit coffee for a few months and it wasn't good. The day I re-introduced it I felt a million...
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    ^ Congrats on your first day of sugar-free. The...

    ^ Congrats on your first day of sugar-free. The freezer is very helpful. You're reminding me that there are a couple of things in the fridge that need to be banished...

    So, I just put a 4 pound...
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    ^ Cocoa has a lot to offer. I have nothing but...

    ^ Cocoa has a lot to offer. I have nothing but love for all forms of chocolate/cocoa. But I need mine to be sweet, so that tends to require a concoction of coconut butter, 100% chocolate and stevia....
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    ^^ It's tough. I've been through the cycle so...

    ^^ It's tough. I've been through the cycle so many times. I do feel that sugar taps the same circuits as drugs of abuse, and I struggle with chocolate cravings. Anyway, I have almost four weeks....
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    Hi Leida, Hi everyone. Good luck, lawyerhands, I...

    Hi Leida, Hi everyone. Good luck, lawyerhands, I hope the adrenal support starts working. Thanks, nameless, about the pro-biotic. I picked some up last night, so I'm excited to see if anything...
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    I'm glad this thread is continuing. I'm going to...

    I'm glad this thread is continuing. I'm going to stick with whole 30 guidelines, and keeping coffee.
    Also,
    - No nuts except macadamia
    - No fruit because it gives me a sugar hangover
    - No sweet...
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    namelesswonder, what have you noticed from taking...

    namelesswonder, what have you noticed from taking the probiotic? I'm thinking of picking one up.
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    I have been avoiding omega 6 for some time now......

    I have been avoiding omega 6 for some time now... which has meant no nuts besides macadamia, no olive oil and no avocado. Right now I'm experiencing the fun reminders of why I'm doing this. Too much...
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    I know that a reduction in caffeine would affect...

    I know that a reduction in caffeine would affect me, for what that is worth.

    This summer, a whole bunch of things went wrong for me, and I still don't know what happened. I was extremely fatigued,...
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    +1,000.... I plan to get more involved with...

    +1,000....
    I plan to get more involved with like-minded folk as well, instead of relying on my longer-term friends. If all goes well, I will be moving in the fall for yet another educational...
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