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ICENTAPS Posts: 31
9/17/12 9:51 P

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Not this helps, but I concur with the others who say it's sugar withdrawal. I'm a serious sugar addict and I go through major withdrawal symptoms: headaches, irritability, minor shakes, crazy cravings (I just "NEED" a piece of candy), and irritability (I put a second one in for my husband's saintliness in dealing with me). For my part it usually takes 1-2 weeks for me to become happy and sane once again. emoticon Best of luck to you!

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MJ1976 Posts: 91
9/16/12 11:03 A

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I think your body may be adjusting to not having added sugars, etc. I know when I go off of diet pop and sugary foods, I have a similar response and after a few days I feel tons better. It is hard to do and it seems our bodies readjust after a few days. You've also lost fluid weight and you were put on new medications, so this also could be affecting you. Maybe just give it some time.

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9/16/12 7:51 A

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I just joined this challenge yesterday afternoon, so I have no experience at this yet. I was thinking that having cut up veggies and fruit ready might help. Not sure about the fruit though, since it is higher in sugar I would think than veggies. Cut up some carrots or get baby carrots, celery sticks. I was also wondering about the veggie chips I see in the store. I'm not a chip person, so I haven't tried them or read their nutrition label. I wonder if those would be a good substitute?

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9/15/12 8:17 A

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This is football weekend. Those of you who know me, know how I love my potato chips while watching football. There are no chips in the house. I hope I can control myself and not find other junk food as a substitute.

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5/3/12 1:07 P

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It is a one day at a time, one step at a time process weaning process with sugar but you can do it. And definitely speak with you doc about the med and any changes you are making with your eating habits. Good luck with reaching a balance.

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5/2/12 10:25 A

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Amy:

Hope you feel better soon and can find that all important balance you need.

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5/2/12 6:38 A

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Amy,

I'd agree that the changes in your diet are probably what's causing you to feel this way. It's okay to make gradual changes, slowly cutting back on the sugar to give your body time to adjust. That way it's not such a shock all at once.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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5/2/12 4:38 A

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something that I have found to work well when I am moving off sugar is to have more vegetable juice. I am not sure if you have a business near where you live that sells fresh squeezed juices but a fresh pure veggie juice really helps remove the toxins from the body and make you feel better. fruit juices are tasty but they are just a different form of sugar so avoid the fruit only based juices and go for a really good green veggie juice. I also do a wheatgrass shot. those are full of anti-oxidants which help the immune system and give you more energy.
Best wishes as you move to a more healthy lifestyle.

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5/2/12 12:55 A

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Thank you Cindy!! I have an appointment on the 11th, so I think I will wait until then unless it gets completely unbearable. I think it probably is the withdrawal from sugar/carbs, but dang!! I hope this feeling passes soon!! emoticon

Love & Blessings,

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I don't know anything about your meds, but I can tell you that when I go cold turkey off added sugars, I am miserable similar to getting sick. I get headaches, cranky, am miserable to be around. I try to go off sugar when my family is away or very busy without me for a few days (like Labor Day or Memorial Day weekends, or when I am already getting sick with a cold or flu. I usually feel better within 3-4 days, and a lot better end of the second week. I'm a whole new person, and as much as 20 pounds lighter by the end of a month. I usually go cold turkey off gluten at the same time, so it's hard for me to say exactly where the misery stems from, but I believe it's mostly the sugar. I always attributed the misery too many toxins trying to leave my body in a short amount of time. It's a little like being poisoned by my body. Drinking a lot of water, I aim for 96 oz per day, helps to flush everything through. Exercise helps with the feeling down, but it only works if you are getting enough calories to keep you from bonking, and being too tired. Good luck and hold on, but I wouldn't put off calling your doctor or pharmacist if you're concerned it could be your meds. Cindy

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AMYWILL2002's Photo AMYWILL2002 Posts: 211
5/1/12 11:51 P

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I went to the Dr. a week ago and was put on blood pressure meds and Metformin for my diabetes. Well I decided it was time to get off my bum and do what I am supposed to be doing with my diet. Since last week, I have lost 10 pounds (which I know is mostly fluid), and I have been doing GREAT with my diet, really cutting my carbs and sugars a ton! However, instead of feeling better, I feel HORRIBLE!! I am tired all the time!! All I want to do is sleep! And I am also feeling a little down in the dumps! Can anyone tell me is this maybe related to my meds or could it be some sort of sugar withdrawal?? I had hoped by getting on my meds and getting serious about my diet I would start feeling better....not worse? Anyone have any insight or advice?? Thank you so much!!
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