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    Good morning from Chicago Illinois! I am totally new to the Primal woe, but reading and trying to learn. A little history, 13 years ago I did low fat and lost 40 lbs, switched to Atkins and lost another 10, yo-yo'd my weight back and forth between 140 and 150. Started body for life and reached 135. Kept that weight steady for a couple of years until I quit smoking, now I am back at 156. I am apple shaped so all of my weight is in my abdomen, people make fun of how skinny my legs are.

    I decided to go primal mainly for my health, and also for the weight loss which I know will help alot of my health issues. At 43 I have alot of issues that I just shouldnt: fatty liver, barretts esophagus, rosacea, pcos, blood clot in my lung.

    Looking forward to getting to know everyone, the posts in here are so helpful!!!

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    Welcome and good luck Tabby. How did you get the embolism?
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    Thank you!! They arent sure. I dont have any clotting disorders and I wasnt doing any of the things that usually cause them, long car ride, plane ride or bed rest. I was lucky as I didnt go to the hospital with symptoms of a clot, I was having severe abdominal pain, and they just happened to see it on my CT scan. They are saying I will be on bloodthinners forever which I am not liking one little bit~

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    Did you say on your other post that you've had more than one clot? Have you seen a hematologist or other specialist? Having a clot will predispose you to having another, and if you've had more than one then you are at high risk for future clots. Your smoking also put you at risk.
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    Yes I know the years of smoking didnt help this at all. All I can say is "young and stupid". Yes I have had more clots, but they were all during pregnancy so thats what they were chalking them up to.

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    They didn't check for any underlying pro-coagulating issue? I would ask to see a specialist and get tested - at the very least you should know if there is a hereditary issue so you can alert family members and ask if there is any risk to your children.

    I had my first DVT over 25 years ago, and today I am active and healthy. I'm glad you are going Primal. Just tell the coumadin clinic what your current diet is, and try to stay consistent - eat some greens daily, don't eat a plate of broccoli all of the sudden!

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    Yes they did check for all known clotting disorders. They said I had none, I was tested after my son was born 14 years ago and then again right after this one.

    I'm glad to know that there is someone who can relate, not glad that you have to go through this, but nobody around me understands...Thanks for your posts.

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