Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I guess I somehow lost those first 6 lbs too fast, because now either my pancreas or liver is aggravating me again. I remember when I lost the 65 lbs the first time around I got this bloated feeling under the left side of my ribs in front. It was either my liver or pancreas. Since the fullness remained for several years, I paid it no mind, but was still miserable. Shortly thereafter, I was diagnosed w/ gallstones (even though I had NO PAIN like everyone else does) so I cleansed w/ juices as an alternative to having it removed. A week later, I was in worse shape (probably from the fruit juice cleanse) and returned to the doctor, who diagnosed me w/ Type II Diabetes. I was put on the 3 diabetic meds (Metformin, Glimeperide, & Lysinopryl), which helped considerably - I could now stay awake & my muscles no longer hurt & my skin no longer burnt & itched & my tongue stopped burning, whereas before I was sleeping & hurting almost all day & all night. I only got the full bloated feeling occasionally, but now it's back again. Going to try a few food experiments & see if I can relieve it. If not, I'll see about getting an appointment w/ a gastroenteroligist. Hope it's something fixable - without surgery - and not a problem w/ my pancreas. My liver I can fix w/ Milkthistle. I read articles on here & by doing the SparkPeople Web Search and learned that losing weight too fast can cause gallstones which can inflame the gall bladder, which in turn can inflame & disrupt the pancreas. I wish I had read the articles sooner. So everyone, PLEASE, take Spark People's advice about losing ONLY ONE POUND per week - they know what they are talking about. It is NOT worth the new health problems. Oh, well. Prayers requested. Thanks all.