Anyone feel not as sick when they dont eat?

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Serfr
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   Posted 1/20/2018 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
After I eat even healthy food I feel worse. (Dizzier, more exhausted) anyone else feel this way?
Tried abx and iv abx for 2 years, now trying herbs; Chronic Tonic (bottled) CSA formula, JK, Houttunia, Cats Claw
Symptoms August 2013-
Extreme fatigue, dizziness, head pressure, ringing ears, crawling sensations everywhere, throat pain, groin pain, very cold hands/feet, joint pain, sole pain, body/muscle spasms, teeth/gum pain, constipation, peripheral vision flashes, depression, panic attack

PDXtransplant
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   Posted 1/20/2018 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to feel sick after eating, yes. Typically it seemed to occur after eating breads or sugary foods. It got better after abx.

hkrr7
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   Posted 1/20/2018 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to just feel sick, to the point I cannot eat sometimes...

Casa11
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   Posted 1/20/2018 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to feel that way, even after eliminating all the bad stuff- but it’s gotten better - mostly since switching to a whole foods ketogenic diet, but I’ve also been treating as well, so maybe that helped too.

I find eating small snacks ( appropriate to my diet - of course) to help a lot.

in-this-together
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   Posted 1/20/2018 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, especially when eating any sugars, breads and processed foods. It felt like my energy was being drained within only half hour or so of eating and my mental functioning would just want to shut down.
It really takes the comfort out of comfort foods. Not fairsad

I wondered if it had to do with my endocrine system. I think the tbd's really mess with our hormones and throw them all out of balance.

One other "eating" related issue I faced which is very possibly Lyme and co-infection related as I never had the problem before the tbd's, is a sensitivity to sugar. If I ate anything sweet (except honey) I would get acid reflux within a very short time. Following would often be a asthma attack. Since I have researched acid reflux and asthma and there have been studies of the two being connected but I have yet to find a study which also links the two to tick-borne diseases.

These health quirks went away while on treatment but often returned after a few weeks if I stopped treatment. I have read time after time that Lyme bacteria loves sugar so I can only guess they were having a party every time I had cake or cookies but it was no party for me. I was forced to be very mindful of what I ate.

Serfr
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   Posted 1/20/2018 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Makes me wonder if fasting is a thing..(watching all the "lyme fasting" videos on youtube)

auzzie
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   Posted 1/20/2018 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same issue. I can get more done in the mornings before breakfast. After I eat I feel tired, stale
and the thought of doing much at all is just too exhausting.
My naturopath says it is leaky gut syndrome - apparently the gut has tiny junctions in it, with the digestive issues lyme often causes they start to open up and causes your bowel contents to move into the blood stream. This creates more work for the liver and over all more stress on the body.
The first step he says is to get foods out of your diet your might be sensitive to because they create issues in the bowel and inflammation. Doing this was hard in the end I opted for a Paleo diet and I felt immediately better. In a matter of days. Some foods are just too heavy on my system these days.
He has given me products to get rid of candida and recommends probiotics.
He has given me a product designed to heal the gut walls - it has licorice root, L glutamine, and aloe vera in it.
So far there has been improvements but it was slow it took a bit of experimentation to figure out what foods were working for me. Often they are foods you eat every day and enjoy. For me it was hard to give up rice and other grains but in the end it was a good decision and I wouldn't go back.
In the last couple of weeks I have been taking collagen supplements and making my own bone broth and I feel thats helping. Maybe a little too early to tell. But it is a very popular option for healing leaky gut syndrome.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/20/2018 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi auzzie - welcome to our community.

Sounds like you have made some positive changes to heal your leaky gut.

Is it still something that 'regular' Dr.'s don't recognize?


Are you currently in treatment for Lyme disease?
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ArtAngel
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   Posted 1/20/2018 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Girlie
I have a LLND here in Austrlia

Girlie
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   Posted 1/21/2018 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
ArtAngel said...
Thanks Girlie
I have a LLND here in Austrlia


ArtAngel - did you start a new account as "auzzie"?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

jackinthebox
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   Posted 1/21/2018 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone here tried intermittent fasting? I've done it for years, and it makes mornings so much smoother and more enjoyable. I don't do it while on meds, though.

Dahlias
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   Posted 1/21/2018 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed right after the beginning of a period of religious fasting, so I started fasting last year right before starting treatment. I felt SO much better from fasting that even though I could have stopped due to being sick, I didn't want to. My diet was pretty bad at that point, which probably made the effect of fasting from it even stronger.

That said, I might not be able to fast now that I have POTS symptoms. I have issues and feel quite sick if I skip lunch.
"This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass."

Traveler
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   Posted 1/21/2018 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I've struggled with eating for much of my life. The thing is, we do have to be very, very careful if we have low functioning adrenals - that's not the time to be fasting, even for half a day. The adrenals need the nutrition.

For me, it has had to do with a complete lack of appetite (seriously - zero hunger pains ever), possibly stemming from the following: low stomach acid, eating foods I'm allergic to (and didn't know it - soy and MSG), intestinal cramping, slow motility and lack of enzymes in the small intestine - to name a few things that I have figured out.

I do have times still where I just can't force food down my throat one more time - I reached that point just last night. This morning was a real struggle to get food down as well - but I did manage to do it. We'll see how I do tonight. LOL.

Also, remember, if we are fasting, we are not giving our bodies the nutrients it needs to heal - and while short fasts may be helpful here and there, frequent or daily fasts are not usually helpful for anyone fighting infections.
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jackinthebox
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   Posted 1/21/2018 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Short-term fasts have been shown to help with detox, as well as fighting off infections. IF - you are already used to it. Being hungry doesn't help.

I know I've read sources for this before if you wondering, but don't have time to look it up right now.

Notime4lyme
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   Posted 1/21/2018 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on the GAPS diet (no grains or starches), and I still don't feel like eating a lot of times, because I know I'll feel sicker after I eat. I just can't eat breakfast- sometimes I don't even want to eat lunch. But sometimes I'll feel hungry all of a sudden and eat a lot at once. Sometimes I just feel too tired to eat. Lyme is so weird.

astroman
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   Posted 1/22/2018 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Serfr - depends on what "healthy food" your eating. More food sensitivities that you are not aware of maybe?

Or you might have a bad case of leaky gut? We have had many posts on that subject these last two months.
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