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ketosis dry throat and vision blur

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Been in ketosis since April 1. Last week,I started to notice trouble swallowing. Not bad,but not normal. It was really dry in the back of my throat. Drinking water didn't help... Continues to happen. Then I started to have trouble with my eyes.. Like when you have sweat drip into them when you are working out, minus the stinging. So, thinking of ketosis side effects, I hit the web to search for info. Found the perfect health diet that talked about lack of mucus and stomach cancer related to low carbers that shows up after 18 years of maintaining this. NOT good news. Question one,....anyone have anymore info on this? Question two, back to dry throat and eye blur problem. Anyone had this problem in ketosis? I felt the best ever in ketosis. I've controlled my chronic migraines and my fibromyalgia symptoms 95%. Unfortunately, yesterday I increased my carbs to see if it would help my dry throat and eyes, kicked me out of ketosis and now I'm getting a migraine!

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11254 · June 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

They tend to do something like a four to one ratio with fat/carbs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTsyz-HIEf4

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69 · June 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM

How long have you been lc? I didn't get results for the first month or so.. Took a while to adapt and I think I'm still adapting.. Lol I also had to go off dairy for a month and reintroduce it one item at a time. We are all so sensitive to our environment and what we put in or on our bodies, you might have to just keep trying tweaking here and there.. I sure hope you get relief, I hate migraines! Best wishes to you.

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32518 · June 15, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Great link, thanks for posting!

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32518 · June 15, 2013 at 2:37 AM

You are welcome! :)

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Might be, I have electrolyte water, I'll see if it helps. thanks for the links, I'm going to read them now.. It's crazy I know to let one article make me question, but it does. Hope to be back on track soon.. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me...

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I keep my carbs at 20. Salt intake is good, I add at least 5 gems a day. I'll try fruit, see how it works.. Thanks for the reply.. It gives me a place to start.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:23 PM

That's what I was thinking... But it's going to be hard on me to go in and out of ketosis... Hummmm, well still better to manage it than to go back to the way I was.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes, I have it, but it's been under control for years.. And this feels different.. Thanks for the reply, great thought.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Stick with this diet is the best thing I've ever done.. Pills do not work, only compound your problems.. Thanks for the reply and if I can answer any questions that you have did be happy to.

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69 · June 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM

www.lucastafur.com/search/label/ketomyths Found this article that answered my concern about the article I read about ketosis and stomach cancer.. As for my symptoms, going to add vit. C and increase my protein. See if that helps. But I'm carb sensitive for sure.. If anyone has had these symptoms and has found relief, post info. Thanks

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32518 · June 15, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Great link, thanks for posting!

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32518 · June 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Your electrolytes are probably out of balance.

The mucus deficiency idea is whacky and not supported by the science, no matter what Paul Jaminet believes.

Read these posts, they are really helpful for doing Ketosis with ease:

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/ketones-and-ketosis/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-i/

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/tips-tricks-for-starting-or-restarting-low-carb-pt-ii/

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32518 · June 15, 2013 at 2:37 AM

You are welcome! :)

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Might be, I have electrolyte water, I'll see if it helps. thanks for the links, I'm going to read them now.. It's crazy I know to let one article make me question, but it does. Hope to be back on track soon.. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me...

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15 · June 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

You also have chronic migranes and fibromyalgia??? I am a 16 yr old female. How has paleo helped you? I need to lose a lot of weight and am just startin paleo. Can you give me any tips or tricks that helped you? Thanks so much! And as for your issue, I would think going back into ketosis would help the problems because it seems the side effects only started once out. Maybe your body is just confused. Try staying in ketosis for about a week and see what happens.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Stick with this diet is the best thing I've ever done.. Pills do not work, only compound your problems.. Thanks for the reply and if I can answer any questions that you have did be happy to.

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10 · June 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I'm another one with chronic daily migraine and fibromyalgia. I find low carbing really helps my fibro pain but not the migraines unfortunately.

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69 · June 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM

How long have you been lc? I didn't get results for the first month or so.. Took a while to adapt and I think I'm still adapting.. Lol I also had to go off dairy for a month and reintroduce it one item at a time. We are all so sensitive to our environment and what we put in or on our bodies, you might have to just keep trying tweaking here and there.. I sure hope you get relief, I hate migraines! Best wishes to you.

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11254 · June 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I've heard of his concerns, but I don't know how. It would seem to me that the liver puts out glucose and could just make more. Maybe the brain is just that greedy.

What is your carb level? Even the medical grade diets have some little bit of fruit in it. Additionally, some of the athletic research suggests you can sneak in fast acting carbs after a workout and get back to pre-workout ketosis levels pretty quickly.

I also wonder about your salt intake. Over at ketotic.org they recommend 5g a day.

Also, Dr. Bernstein at some point suggested that if you felt low on blood sugar you could take like 2g of pure glucose. Blood sugar would rise, but insulin wouldn't, so ketone levels would pretty much stay the same. I think I tested my blood sugar on this once, and it did seem to rise just a point or two and there was no subsequent downshift that I associate with heavy insulin.

So, while I doubt the glucose deficiency thing is real, I suspect it would be trivial to get enough of it while in ketosis.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I keep my carbs at 20. Salt intake is good, I add at least 5 gems a day. I'll try fruit, see how it works.. Thanks for the reply.. It gives me a place to start.

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11254 · June 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

They tend to do something like a four to one ratio with fat/carbs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTsyz-HIEf4

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279 · June 14, 2013 at 7:01 PM

From what I've read it's good for your health to kick yourself out of ketosis every once in a while. I'm sorry to hear that causes migraines though. But I do wonder if you're experiencing some of these symptoms because you're too deep in ketosis or have been there for too long without a carb-up.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:23 PM

That's what I was thinking... But it's going to be hard on me to go in and out of ketosis... Hummmm, well still better to manage it than to go back to the way I was.

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40 · June 14, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Have you been examined for Sjogrens syndrome? You are the right age and gender for it. You are also at higher risk if you have other inflammatory issues, and migraines are often comorbid w/ SS.

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69 · June 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes, I have it, but it's been under control for years.. And this feels different.. Thanks for the reply, great thought.

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