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Ok so basically, I feel really yukky. I think it has to do with my diet, as I've had lots of doctor's tests and they've all been negative, negative, negative. I'm recovering from an ED.. the hardest thing is that I don't feel better when I eat- i feel worse!! SO I've been trying lots of different ways of eating, to figure out what works for me, but so far NOTHING has worked.. I end up feeling "yukky" in one way or another (sometimes shaky, sometimes sick, sometimes sore tummy)<br><br>
I need some general advice guys.. what am I missing??<br><br>
So here was what I ate yesterday, and how I felt:<br><br>
Brekkie: one and a half bowls of cornflakes w/ soy milk, bowl of poached apples (unsweetened). Felt ok, but still a bit peckish.. after 1/2 an hour I felt shaky so I had :<br><br>
Brekkie #2: pita with about 1/2c lentil dip (red split lentils, few onions) Felt better.<br><br>
Mid Morning: was a bit hungry again- didn't want to start feeling sick so nibbled some peanuts- about 1/4c... didn't make hunger go away completely, but helped. HOWEVER started to get sore tummy.. it was that need-more-food-please kind of sore tummy- I was in class though, so i couldn't eat.<br><br>
By the time lunchtime came, the hunger had gone, but I thought I'd better eat something: bowl of mixed salad (no dressing) and a mini bread-roll. Plus a bowl of fruit. I felt sick after this. (did i eat too much?)<br><br>
after my afternoon classes I was peckish so I nibbled some more peanuts (another 1/4 c?)<br><br>
Dinner: mushroom/pepper risotto and a few baked potato wedges with sauce.<br><br>
I felt ok but a little sick. I usully have more protein in my evening meal, by the way.<br><br><br><br>
TODAY:<br><br>
Brekkie: 2 bowls cornflakes w/ soy milk, ww bread roll w/ marmalade, bowl of fruit.<br><br>
Mid Morning: Yes, despite the above mountain of food, I was hungry (and started getting sore tummy), so I ate peanuts.<br><br>
I felt verrrrrrrry tired this morning.<br><br>
Lunch: More peanuts (total=1/2 c??) and a banana and a big glass of choccie soy milk.<br><br>
I started shaking a bit, around 15minutes before dinner...<br><br>
Dinner: a salad-mountain (lol) . It was gorgeous.. but didn't help shaking obviously... shaking got worse.... so I had some bean salad and potato wedges... my fork was shaking so much i could barely get it in my mouth... a bit scary actually. I probably had about 3/4c bean salad. Guys, the shaking is STILL HERE. It's only marginally better....<br><br><br><br>
I realise there's not much protein here, but I've tried eatiing protein bars at breakfast and protein at lunch- it didn't help. I just want suggestions.... getting a bit fed up with food. I think I just can't get the balance right..<br><br><br><br>
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Raddish,<br><br><br><br>
Do you have hypoglycemia? You sound like me. I get shaky when I don't eat every couple of hours or if I eat too many simple carbs or all carbs in a meal. I find I have to balance things otherwise I can eat a mountain of salad and fruit and I just seem to anger my hypoglycemia so I shake and get hungry more.<br><br><br><br>
Honestly I would try to have a little bit of either protein or fat with your fruits and salads. I find a wonderful salad that fills me for a long time and stops the shakes is a spinach salad with whatever veggies you want and like kidney beans. I just use canned beans rinsed off cause I don't have hours to cook up dried beans. I find lentil soups are so good for keeping me full and even, you canget dried ones or proegressive has a vegetarian one.<br><br><br><br>
Corn Flakes for me are a disaster. It is like eating sugar that just screws me up for the rest of the day. I eat frosted mini wheat or like Raisin Bran in the mornings. Oatmeal in the morning with soymilk and like strawberries cooked in are good. You can use the oatmeal in a can, soymilk, microwave and it takes about 5 minutes. I used to do this at work every morning. I need to start doing it again. If I eat straight up fruit, I have to have some kind of protein or fat with it to slow absorbtion. My faves are bananas with peanut butter or apples with peanut butter. If I eat any other fruit, I throw some almonds or cashews with it to help slow down absorbtion.<br><br><br><br>
For dinner I usually have some kind of veggie burger or soy product for protein and a salad or veggies. I just find that I cannot eat a small amount of calories in a sitting, or straight up carbs in a sitting without getting weak and shaky. Top that off with my IBS and I have to be more careful on what not to eat. LOL I get so sick of eating and worrying about food sometimes, I swear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:"><br><br><br><br>
You will get it, and the above is not professional opinion, just based off of my issues and how I handle them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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I've had my blood sugar tested a couple of times (the kind where you have to fast the night before you are tested) and my blood sugar is always fine. But from what I've just discovered on the internet, I could have reactive hypoglycemia. I've suspected something like this for a couple of years now, but I thought that the blood test results coming back fine meant that I coudn't be hypoglycemic... OOoooh I'm all excited now that i *might* have a solution. I'm going to try your suggestions, sunshinegal, and I think tomorrow I'll make an appointment at the doctors.<br><br>
by the way, that's interesting what you said about the cornflakes- I just started ahving them a couple of days ago, because I fancied a change.. wonder if thats why I feel particularly awful. I used to have weetabix.. that might be better actually. I think i need to do some research now...<br><br>
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Let me tell ya, I have had my blood sugar tested about 3 times and they finally told me that because of how thin I am, that may be the issue. Definitely dump the corn flakes and try for something more complex. I have had all my vitamin/mineral levels tested out and they are good, I just have a bad issue of if I don't eat balanced and every 2-3 hours, I literally have moments where I shake and almost pass out. It sucks, but if you have any questions, please ask. Also let us know what the doctor has to say! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"><br><br><br><br>
I have never heard of reactive hypoglycemia. I will have to check that out! Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/afro.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":afro:">
 

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I agree with the hypoglycemia. I have it and if I don't eat every couple of hours I get really shaky. It gets so bad that I can't even hold my own kids. Not sure if it's the right solution, but when it gets bad, I pop a candy in my mouth that I keep in my purse and the car and I feel better within a minute or two. I would defenitely go to the doctor again though.
 

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Hi, just an update...<br><br>
Made an apptmnt at docs next week.. looking forward to going and getting everything sorted out, actually! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
I'm doing a bit better now with the shakes etc., but I don't seem to be able to tolerate ANY carbs at all... Within a couple of minues of eating them I get sooo shaky!<br><br>
Anyway, gotta go now..
 

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for breakfast I've been having all-bran... but i get shaky almost immediately.<br><br>
Apart from those, ww pita breads. I've been very careful to avoid white bread etc.
 

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Try to replace some of those carbs with proteins. I think that will help your tummy a lot, and help with the shakes. I agree with the people who are guessing hypoglycemia.<br><br><br><br>
protein bars are not the best source of protein, thats probably why they aren't helping you. They just aren't satisfying, its like astronaut food. Not real people food.
 

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I agree. I always have to have something with my carbs. If you are eating pita, put hummus on it. If you are having fruit, put some peanut butter or nuts with that. I even will have a veggie burger with fruit, that was my lunch a little bit ago. If I eat salad, I put beans in the salad for protein and fiber. I always try to put something with the carbs to slow down digestion and blood sugar spikes.
 

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Yeah I've been doing that... it still isn't working<br><br>
Got docs appointment tomorrow morning, so will post and tell you all how I got on.... I'm so nervous, actually... this has been going on for years on and off, it's just that recently it is SO bad..<br><br>
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Hello everyone<br><br>
Went to the docs yesterday. She asked me all sorts of q's, and also took some blood. Tested my blood glucose and it was actually quite high. <---I thought this was interesting as I had been feeling sick that morning, which is a sign of <i>hyper</i>glycemia kicking in. Anyway, I'm having ANOTHER fasting blood test on friday (they don't have the results of my previous ones from my old doctors).<br><br>
At least the docs are FINALLY taking it seriously though.<br><br>
Unfortunately, this isn't helping my ED. For instance, last night I went to the gym and did some *gentle* exercise.. I felt fine... had a snack (some couscous) when I got home and within five minutes WHAM I was starving, shaking and generally feeling rubbish.. I ended up eating an absolute MOUNTAIN of food.. I felt stuffed, but still ?hungry?. I've ran out of food now. Unfortunately I've also ran out of money. But anyway, this morning I was afraid to eat anything in case I got the hungry thing again. But of course I woke up starving, so I had some weetabix and yet again got the horrible hungry feeling.. I ended up haing 6 weetabix w/soy milk and a huge multi-grain ww bread roll. My tummy feels uncomfortable, but I still feel like I need something more to eat.. I dont think it's psychological, but it doesn't just feel like normal hunger either..<br><br>
I'm just so fed up. I was doing so well with the eating thing and now this has just ruined it all. And I REALLY want to go tothe gym because I can't believe that I wonn't put on weight eating this volume of food.<br><br>
I'm not sure whether I should eat or whether I should ignore this "hungry" feeling... maybe I AM just imagining it.?
 

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Come on guys- you're my support team, right?? Give me some replies!! ANYthing... even just "well get over it, theres nothing you can do"
 

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I honestly have no idea what to say. I would just wait for your test on Friday and see what they find. I don't know anything about hyperglycemia or any other blood sugar issue. I just know how to handle my hypoglycemia. Hmmmmmm. I am sorry, I wish I had more to tell you, but I think it is up to the doctors now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> Please keep us up to date.
 

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Hyperglycemia and diabeties are quite simular so maybe you should try following a low GI diet? Just a thought.<br><br><br><br>
I found some links about hyperglycemia for you. I hope they help.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabetes/hyperglycemia.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabe...erglycemia.jsp</a><br><br><a href="http://www.endocrineweb.com/diabetes/hyperglycemia.html" target="_blank">http://www.endocrineweb.com/diabetes/hyperglycemia.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4593" target="_blank">http://www.americanheart.org/present...dentifier=4593</a><br><br><br><br>
DEFINATELY keep us posted on what the doctors say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 
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