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hezzer926
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   Posted 4/29/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have a symptom where they get extremely tired and then eat and feel better and less tired? I got my sugar levels tested and thyroid and they were both fine... I havent had this until lyme..

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/29/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hezzer,

Did you fast before your sugar levels were checked? Sometimes you can get what's called food induced hypoglycemia where you eat/drink something that contains sugar then crash a few hours later. That can cause you to feel better when you eat because you're raising your sugar levels again. Doctors don't do this anymore but in my opinion, the only way to tell if you do have low blood sugar is to take a 4 hour blood glucose test. I have low blood sugar and regular blood work would never pick it up.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


hezzer926
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   Posted 4/29/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I didn't fast before my tests. For hypoglycemia, you just need to eat more often.. correct?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/29/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
You were supposed to fast before your blood work and your lab tech should have asked you if you were fasting. They are not supposed to draw your blood if you hadn't fasted the night before. You can't even drink coffee when you take this test. That may be why your test was normal.

Yes, you should eat more often. Eat foods containing protein like fish, chicken, eggs, almonds, etc. It took a while for me to notice a difference but in the past week I haven't had episodes as often.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements

Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 4/29/2009 6:23:53 PM (GMT-6)


hezzer926
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
i am supposed to go tomorrow for blood work.. which tests should i ask my drs for?

hezzer926
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I found the tests on another forum, so I;ll fast this time.. I also get hungry very soon after eating.. within an hour and a half , I want to eat something else even after a full meal.. is this a sign of any thyroid issue?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hezzer,

I'm glad you found the tests. Like I said, I'd rather do the 4 hour glucose test but I'm not sure doctors do it anymore.

Have you ever had any stomach problems like ulcers? Ulcers can sometimes make you feel hungry. I'm not sure why. Let your doctor know about this. It could be anything. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


hezzer926
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Never had any stomach problems... I had a little heart burn and I started taking prilosec recently... That's actually when this started happening so I have this idea that this may all be candida related.. I found this : (Sorry, its really long but it basically says that prilosec blocks stomach acid and allows the candida to get out of control..causing alot of symptoms.. I also noticed some nausea lately as well as yeast feeling in the back of throat.. so needless to say, I'm going to stop the prilosec)

hungry after eating

If you are experiencing the gnawing burning "hunger" that I did after eating (when I knew I wasn't hungry) and especially craving certain foods, and not feeling well in other ways (energy level for one, and yeast infections for anothe..there are many symptoms I had 45!) I may be able to shed some light on this. Google "candida albicans and food cravings," it was an epiphony for me. I did all the "right" things and also sought medical treatment for the burning. In my case, however, it was not acid reflux or ulcers as my doctor thought. Being prescribed Prilosec made it worse and worse. No one seemed to understand the real problem, until my dentist found traces of a fungus in my mouth, and I realized I had had yeast infections, skin probs, and even got a spot on my toe. Long story short, as soon as I read of candida albicans I KNEW this was my problem. I had been struggling with many symptoms but didn't recognize them as such. I suspect this is a very widespread thing and mis-understood by doctors. My doctor gave me Prilosec and that let the candida grow out of control and I suffered for 2 years of pain and not understanding why I had "lost it" with food. It was horrible, that is true. As soon as I read about it, I discontinued my birth control pills, and the Prilosec. You may feel bad for a few days while the candida dies off from inside your body, but 6 days into this I FEEL LIKE A NEW PERSON, or my old self again :-) The funniest part is the "ulcer" pains disappeared when Prilosec was stopped. All the advice to take acid blockers may be the worst thing for you if you have candida as I dad because blocking stomach acid makes a friendly place for the fungus to thrive and grow inside. My craving for cheese, bread and sweets, and coke and coffee were either this THING clamoring to be fed or else my poor body looking for a way to balance out my system. I was eating to make my stomach feel better, but it gets worse and worse. I think the original poster MAY be experiencing the same thing as I did, but I found that during my stuggles I got all the wrong advice because people assumed it was just normal stomach and food things like they experienced. My health was starting to deteriorate as I was full of candida albicans, probably brought on by my bodies defenses being compromised by antibiotics (they kill your beneficial bacteria and allow the yeast to flourish into a fungus) and stress and maybe caffeine plus heavy exercise and a low-fat diet for too many years. It is such a relief to know why I was sick and to feel better. I found plenty of help on the internet, and amazingly none from my doctor :-( In fact her prescriptions made my problems much worse. I FEEL GREAT NOW not one craving for anything not even my usual coffee-jones. This was such a stuggle for me and it was such a godsend to finally figure it out, I was prompted to post this in case it can help some others. My doctor never understood my symptoms, just assumed it was ulcers, or reflux, and my faithful adherence to taking that med for 2 years caused damage to my health and a lot of suffering. Btw another symptom is brain fog especially after eating certain foods. And horrible fatigue. And, weight gain. I gained 50 pounds in 2 years, yet I was malnourished as your body cannot absorb the minerals you need from your food. While I did all the things people here have suggested! All good healthy advice, IF you have a healthy digestive tract and organs. But if you have candida albicans all the best efforts in the world won't help because you basically have a hungry parasite living inside you. Don't be scared but do be informed. A temporary restrictive diet and probiotics are basically the cure. Hope you like yogurt! Within 2 days all hunger and cravings were non existent, and I feel NORMAL!!!!! :-) Good luck to you, hope this may help. I believe we must respect our doctors but also be our own health advocates. I was trying so hard to understand what I was doing wrong, turns out I was very sick for a very long time. I hope I can help some others avoid what I went thru. Good health to you all!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 4/29/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that makes a lot of sense. I have an overgrowth of yeast myself and find myself craving sugar a lot. I'm trying to control that right now and going the natural way. I used to take a lot of antibiotics as I was growing up and back then, doctors didn't know to tell their patients to take probiotics to replace the good bacteria again. I take it now though. Yeast overgrowth can also cause a list of symptoms. Fatigue being one of them.

That just may be what's going on with you if you don't have any ulcers. Very interesting read. Thanks for posting that.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


hezzer926
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 4/29/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
no problem!

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 4/30/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
It's really really hard, but worth it to do the full yeast free diet, along with the probiotics. I actually had C-diff one time from taking abx for chronic sinusitis prior to Lyme. I felt better and the best side effect is that I lost 20 pounds. I gained it all and even a little more since not on diet and apparently Lyme can cause weight gain or loss. I am still learning about Lyme, and this time I am being even more strict with the diet. The thing I am unsure of is once my symptoms are under control again and my immune system is happier, how strict do I need to be? It will be easy to think it doesn't matter when I feel better, but I think this is going to be for the rest of my life, and if I can learn something from all of this, maybe it will be easier.
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