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12/1/09 1:36 P

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Here is but one link on Adrenal Fatigue. I have had a quite severe case so if there is anything you want to know...just ask. I would like others to benefit from all that I have had to learn. And hopefully not have to suffer as long.

Once you turn 40 your spine tends to get attached to your mouth. I had a doctor belittle and run over me when I was 23. It doesn't happen to me at 46. I pay the doctor to help me, if he is unable or unwilling I look for someone else. I think that arrogant attitude is a cover for not knowing what to do. You don't fall neatly into what his medical book said should happen and he is at a loss. Therefore, it can't be him but you!

I say throw out the bum and find a new doctor anytime you get treated like that. It is obviously you aren't going to get help there anyway.

Good luck and let me know if I can offer any help. This is why we are here. emoticon

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12/1/09 12:27 A

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Kathy, I agree with you. I have had doctors tell me that having Hashimotto Thyroid should not affect the weight and I should stop over eating! I was eating healthy and they would not believe me. I found a great Naturopathic Doctor and she is helping me with the Hashimotto, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Celiac and when I got Cancer she pointed me in the right direction. I also want to be as healthy as I can be to the best of my ability. I guess all these diseases seem to go hand in hand. I am not sure why.
GOD BLESS!
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11/30/09 11:07 P

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What I hate is that doctors think you're just making stuff up. I had a doc tell me that "all women want thyroid meds. They think it'll make them lose weight when they're too damn lazy to take charge of their lives." I have white coat syndrome; my blood pressure goes up every time I see a medical person. Even my endochronologist, who is a friend.
I'd like more info on adrenal failure; it's been suggested that I have that, too. But not by a traditional medical person. I'm pretty much figuring stuff out myself. God bless all of you struggling with similar baggage. Proper weight management is not just about willpower and caloric intake.
So, for me, I'm not actively trying to lose anything; just be as healthy as I can. Kathy

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11/30/09 5:20 P

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I am one of the queen's of autoimmune diseases. From where it came I have no idea. Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, hypercoagulation, gluten sensitive, and IBS-C.

Did I leave anything out??????????? It is the domino effect. Start with one and they just keep falling!

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11/30/09 5:14 P

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Does anyone know the per cent of autoimmune sufferers who also must be wheat or gluten free? It seems they go together. If it's not Lyme, it's fibromyalgia, thyroid disease, or other things. Interesting!
I have much difficulty with nuts, so am missing crunchy things. I don't keep potato chips around, as I have a son who needs to lose weight and is a muncher. I tend to be a protein junky. If I get too little, I'm lost for the day. God bless

"It is only with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
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11/30/09 5:00 P

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I have to eat GF. I have not found weight loss eating Gf and am now trying a lower carb route.

There are some good LC groups here. It helps to eat just lean protein, low carb veggies and fruits. Please Join us on some of those groups, too. Spark has lots of resources.

I hope that you find all the help you need.

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11/24/09 6:36 P

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Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu
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* New Member Tutorial Videos:
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* FORUM: "What Advice Would You Give to a New SP Member
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* For Additional Motivation:
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Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.

Katrina
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You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

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11/24/09 6:48 A

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Thanks for the support and kind words, all! I am excited to take some control over my health at this point.

I'm a real carb-centric person, so I need to do something dramatic to see a change and GF is the way to go for me.

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11/23/09 9:23 P

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Don't have lyme disease but do have lupus and problems with eating grains. Know about gaining weight because of meds. I have been on steroids for 9 years and now am losing the weight from it but gained about 7 pounds recently. I think it is the stress of my husband going through chemo and he will have his third treatment tomorrow. Than we will be half way through his chemo treatments.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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11/23/09 9:13 P

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Welcome to the team. I don't have Lyme but do have fibromyalgia and some sort of arthritic something or other. I went GF because of IBS symptoms, but am finding a reduction of pain. It's not dramatic for me, but is slowly happening.
As for weight gain, I've lost some since the end of July. I've certainly lost the fluid gain, which is, I think, a lot of the gain from things like Lexapro. Don't beat yourself up over the weight at this point. Just work on getting healthy. That in itself is a major accomplishment. When you feel better, you'll want to do more. I think my body reset itself somewhat when I went GF.
God bless you on this new adventure. Lyme is a nasty thing to get over. Be proud of yourself for taking charge of your health and not just waiting for the "professionals" to do it. You know your body better than anyone.

"It is only with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
Antoine de Saint Exupery: The Little Prince


"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
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11/23/09 8:10 P

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Welcome to the Team! Sorry you contracted Lyme Disease. I understand it is very painful. Just to let you know that since I have been eating gluten-free I have felt better. Again, welcome to the team.
GOD BLESS!
Louise

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11/23/09 7:53 P

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Hi,

I've just gone gluten-free as a result of contracting Lyme disease. I have a lot of joint pain and have been told that GF will help me with this.

At the same time, I've gained 20 pounds this year due to Lexapro (ugh...why do I have to choose between being thin and being sane?). Lexapro causes carb cravings, and I'm sure that's why I've always gained weight on it. Hoping the GF will help me shed that too.

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