Avoiding food groups

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LadywLyme
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   Posted 8/17/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Has any one tried eliminating some food groups from your diet to help symptoms? If so, did it work? Success stories welcome!!!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that anything with protein makes me feel better. It's hard for me to stay on just protein though! I'm from the South and I love steak, potatoes and pasta.

Getting off of sugar and anything that turns into sugar in the body is also good to do. Caffeine seems to worsen symptoms as well.
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Razzle
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   Posted 8/17/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I've gradually developed sensitivities, allergies and intolerances for a number of foods. Tropical fruits & nuts were the first to go, followed by all meats (seafood, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, etc.), gluten, sulfite preservatives, etc. I think Lyme plays a role in this for me, not sure if it only occurs in those with GI Lyme symptoms or not. I also have environmental allergies that cause cross-reactions with some foods (esp. fruits & some veggies) during pollen seasons.

I felt better by avoiding these foods, and was only later on tested for allergies.  Some came back positive and some did not...but I figure if a food makes me feel bad why make my symptoms worse...Lyme is bad enough without adding food reactions to it.


-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, intermittant pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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Nicky D
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   Posted 8/18/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm currently avoiding all sugars, all wheat products, and starchy vegetables. So no bread, or cereal, or potatoes etc.

Just started, so I can't tell you what it's doing, but if I don't get a yeast infection, I'll be really happy. But it is really hard to do.

I would really recommend cutting out all sugar- not only does it feed yeast, but it also is not good for your energy. You get a short high, followed by a big crash. Cutting sugar out really increases your energy.

I've also found that eating protein in the morning give me more energy. (I usually have eggs).

not again
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   Posted 8/18/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
My Doctor told me to cut out all sugar and carbs. Its hard to start but it gets easier.

LadywLyme
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   Posted 8/18/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the responses.

I have been told so many different things: Gluten free, dairy free, no corn products, etc...

The latest is to avoid aspartame. To do that, no diet sodas, sugar free jello, sugar free anything really.

I'm willing to try anything but all these different attempts have my body confused. Nothing has made a difference to me so far.

Keep me posted on your results...

If I find the miracle cure, (LOL), I'll be sure to let everyone know!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/18/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
LadyWLyme,

Start out slow. Eliminate one thing at a time because if you drink caffeine everyday, you will probably get some pretty terrible headaches.

In my opinion, eating protein is very healthy and easier than going glutten free. You can really get a vast variety of food. You can google protein foods and get alot of information.

Alot of people say aspartame is not good for you but I have to admit that I still use it in some things like tea. If you want to get off of aspartame, you can substitute with Stevia. I use it sometimes but I don't like it in everything.
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LadywLyme
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   Posted 8/18/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
CajunGrl,

You are a wealth of knowledge! You have no idea how much I value your opinion because you have replied to all of my questions thus far...so...Thanks!

I can't see never drinking coffee but I'm down to a couple of cups opposed to a couple of pots!

I'll try the protein approach. I am trying to replace aspartame with splenda when possible (miss my diet sodas).

Have never heard of Stevia. I'll look into it. Thanks again!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/18/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Awwww, thanks hun. I love helping others out whenever I can.

I drink coffee every once and a while too and slip in a couple of diet drinks too, lol. I know, I'm bad but I feel like this disease has taken so much from me that I have to have something I enjoy....even if it's just a drink.
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Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 8/18/2009 4:55:59 PM (GMT-6)


LadywLyme
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   Posted 8/18/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I second that! Thanks...

Razzle
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   Posted 8/18/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Splenda is unhealthy as well - Stevia or Agave Nectar are better sugar substitutes.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, intermittant pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.


RottenDog
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   Posted 8/18/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
LadywLyme,

i used to be in another forum many yrs ago. and had a Dr friend there who told all of us about some really bad things in regard to splenda, if i was you i would stop useing it as soon as you can.

if i remeber right it was linked to some forms of cancers, this came from a Bone Dr.

wishing everyone well soon.
   RD
 
still looking for answers.
 
Remember that advice is free, its your choice what you do with it.  :)


LadywLyme
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   Posted 8/19/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks RD and Razzle!

I had no idea. I'll definitely get splenda out!

As if being sick all the time is not bad enough...then...trying to remember what pill to take when...then...what can I eat???

This is just crazy!

Sorry, just frustrated. Not having the best of days.

It's difficult to wrap my brain around all of this stuff. Especially when my brain doesn't work half the time.

Thanks to all of you for your responses to my inquiries!

Finding this forum has done wonders for my mental health.

You are all great!
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