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    My take on TSH- it's generally unreliable after...

    My take on TSH- it's generally unreliable after one starts taking replacement meds. This is especially true when a med containing T3- Cytomel, Armour, etc.-- is involved. T3 meds, in my experience,...
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    What are those doses based on? Was the dose of...

    What are those doses based on? Was the dose of either med increased between September and December?

    Remind me again when you started taking meds and what your numbers were at that time?
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    One thing that sticks out is your free T3. You...

    One thing that sticks out is your free T3. You are very close to the top of the range--4.16/4.20. For some people that can mean they will experience hyPER symptoms. Where was your FT3 prior to this...
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    Were your thyroid hormone levels checked during...

    Were your thyroid hormone levels checked during your recent round of tests? I ask because given the blood sugar issues, the insomnia and feeling "very on edge" you might be hyper and need to lower...
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    I don't think I've tried frying with it.

    I don't think I've tried frying with it.
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    Not to tempt you but they also have different...

    Not to tempt you but they also have different mixes- cornbread, pizza dough, cookies... Everyone I've made the cornbread for loved it and could not tell it was gluten free.

    Livingsocial tends to...
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    I make pie crust, noodles, cinnamon rolls, etc.....

    I make pie crust, noodles, cinnamon rolls, etc.. using Jules gluten free flour:
    JGF All Purpose Flour - No Compromise

    My daughter likes my pumpkin pie a lot better, using this gf flour, than with...
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    There are many threads, here on the forum that...

    There are many threads, here on the forum that discuss primal/paleo after gallbladder removal. To search for those threads just put gallbladder removal in the search engine at the top of the page....
  9. Thread: Pre diabetic

    by marcadav
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    Walmart has very inexpensive BG meters. The...

    Walmart has very inexpensive BG meters. The Reli-on is around $10 and 100 strips, under $40.
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    I agree with Walrus, looks great!

    I agree with Walrus, looks great!
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    Please get in the habit of requesting copies of...

    Please get in the habit of requesting copies of all test results. That way you have a record of what test was done, when it was done and what the results were. This will allow you to see trends over...
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    Your post leaves my with questions? 1.You say...

    Your post leaves my with questions?
    1.You say your glucose levels are pre-diabetic. Do you mean fasting levels, postprandial? From HbA1c? What were your results exactly?
    2. Was this a one time test...
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    Are you on meds for RA? If so could they be...

    Are you on meds for RA? If so could they be messing with your liver function?
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    I don't understand having an affair. I see too...

    I don't understand having an affair. I see too many other options when that possibility comes up.

    I also know, first hand, the pain of betrayal the entire family deals with when someone opts for...
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    MuchLove, I've really enjoyed reading your...

    MuchLove, I've really enjoyed reading your responses in other threads on MDA. They have been helpful, caring and enlightening.

    The difference in your posts in those threads compared to what you...
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    While you may think your weight isn't moving, it...

    While you may think your weight isn't moving, it very well might be. Case in point- my best friend just finished her first whole30 on Wednesday. All a long she kept saying that while she had some...
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    Has your PT said it was advisable to to resume...

    Has your PT said it was advisable to to resume crossfit workouts at this time?

    I ask because I have been doing PT, for a torn rotator cuff, for over 6 months . My therapist checks my mechanics on...
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    Hail Merry macaroons are really good. Hail Merry...

    Hail Merry macaroons are really good. Hail Merry Snacks.

    Since they tend to be spendy I googled and found many "knock off" recipes. I haven't had time to try the recipes I found but they sound...
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    But you are doing it so it's not impossible! And,...

    But you are doing it so it's not impossible! And, the longer you go, the easy it gets because it becomes your new normal.
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    [QUOTE=The Walrus;1566848] I've mentioned it...

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    I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again - my Altra zero drop shoes are perfect for me. This zero drop thing has been a foot saver.[/QUOTE
    Could you explain...
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    As someone who had a cousin killed by police...

    As someone who had a cousin killed by police under questionable circumstances, I only have questions in regards to this situation. Those questions were only intensified after watching the Ferguson...
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    First, providing lab ranges for FT4 and FT3 would...

    First, providing lab ranges for FT4 and FT3 would be helpful. Second, you say your TSH is normal, but what was it exactly?

    It's important to understand that most T3 is produced by T4 dropping one...
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    Did you see my response? I have had success over...

    Did you see my response? I have had success over the last 5 years. However, I have also had setbacks. None of those setbacks have negatively impacted my health markers or general health- things that...
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    The plan for slip ups, as I see it is,...

    The plan for slip ups, as I see it is, acknowledge they will happen--we are human, not perfect after all-- then commit to returning to good choices after the slip up. The trick is not to let a slip...
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    This is especially true for me. I have cerebral...

    This is especially true for me. I have cerebral palsy and my right side is a lot stronger than my left.

    My left will never be "normal". Trying to do more than my issues allow has caused injuries...
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