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by 30 · about 10 hours ago

I've been suffering from Lyme disease x 5 years. Antibiotics and other treatments have not helped and I've only gotten worse. I'm 11 days into the Paleo diet and I'm having what feels like severe die off and flaring of symptoms. Is this to be... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 16, 2012 at 7:36 PM

try exercising for anxiety. its really effective

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by 1160 · about 10 hours ago

Over the past few months, whenever I have a particularly iron-heavy meal or series of meals (oysters, beef liver, red meat in general), I'll often have a bowel movement or two with some bright red blood in the bowl. I also get beeturia after... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM

It is never, ever a good thing to have blood in your stool. I would kindly suggest to please go to a doctor and have that checked out, ASAP. The beets are not necessarily related. It could be anything from a fissure to an ulcer to cancer. It could... (more)

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by 1443 · about 10 hours ago

What should I do to prevent as much damage as possible, I am also not able to visit a dentist anytime soon as I have no dental insurance. ):

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Sol 0 · June 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM

See a dentist. I know you said that you had no dental insurance but I don't see how waiting is going to help. There are a number of articles on the web on how to temporarily cement a crown back on but some of the articles cite cases where doing... (more)

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by 11581 · about 10 hours ago

How should we answer questions that may be beyond the level we should be dealing with? How do we know what that level is? (brought on by a particular question, but really applies to a lot of questions I've read here)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · May 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Just throw out the first thing that comes to mind, it's pretty silly to look for answers to serious medical questions at "Paleo Hacks," what's next "Hack My Brain Tumor"? People link to photos of their poop for God's sake.

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by 4181 · about 10 hours ago

Among my digestive issues, fatigue, poor skin quality and dark circles I have swollen glands in my neck that have been there for years, mostly on the right side, they swell and lessen from time to time Is there any connection here? Should I be... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · May 03, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I hate to ask the obvious, but have you been to a doctor for this problem? If your swollen glands were a new thing I'd first suspect some kind of acute illness (happens to me), but since you say it's been years (coupled with other symptoms), I say... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hi.... I am 49 yrs. old age. Lately, I have been having a lot of weight gain problems and also when i eat red meat, I am having a lot of tummy aches and I feel like throwing up. I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm not myself. Also I could be... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Go see your doctor.

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by 245 · about 10 hours ago

Two and a half years ago I went to the ER with chest pain (accompanied by sweating, shortness of breath, overall odd feeling). Troponin levels were elevated and I was dx as having a NSTEMI. My heart cath showed no blockage and I've since done a... (more)

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PaleoMD 0 · April 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I'm a Paleo MD and the short answer is that you're not way off base. PE is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions. From the Internet journal of Family Medicine, "the high rate of pulmonary emboli maldiagnosis may be an important... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

I started Paleo 3 weeks ago to be more healthy. Generally I had a pretty good diet and lift 4 days a week. I've been having real bad sleep issues for 6-12 months and for last 6 weeks or so have not been able to maintain sleep for longer than... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I assume you are under treatment by a doctor if you are getting a sleep study done? Remember, not everything is caused by diet. You should make sure your doctor checks your thyroid too. Also, you might want to try seeing a therapist. There is an... (more)

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by 110 · about 10 hours ago

I'm a 15 yr old guy. I've been paleo for about 1 or 2 years. Before that I was on the standard industrial diet, but I wasn't fat. I reckon now I'm pretty healthy, except that I feel tired all the time. I also have this brain fog that I can't get... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · April 06, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Q1: Are you eating enough food? At 15 you're still growing. You need a lot more calories than someone who's 38 and sedentary and trying to lose weight. Paleo food can be very satiating...perhaps too satiating. Try putting everything you eat... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I've been paleo for a couple months. About 30 mins ago I stupidly ate 1/3 of a cake which I baked a few weeks ago then stuck in the freezer. It was one of those Betty Crocker box mix things. Made with lots of vegetable oil and conventional eggs.... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · April 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM

This has nothing to do with vegetable oil. You should see a doctor.

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by 368 · about 10 hours ago

Hey, I am new to paleo, just about a week or so. I have noticed, what may be a disturbing change in my bowel movements. 1. I hardly go anymore, and there isn't much when I do (I have heard this is normal so I am not really concerned). What I am... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 04, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Sounds normal to me while your body is adjusting. Add a bit more fat, make sure you are hydrated and take 200-400 mg Magnsium Citrate before bed to help avoid constipation.

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I'm starting a new relationship and just found out he has a shellfish allergy! I am a shrimp and crab lover! Can I eat she'll fish at all? Does anyone know how long it could stay in my system? Help!!!!

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Well, the good news is that most relationships don't last. I predict you'll be back to eating shrimp and crab in no time! In the mean time, would imitation crab be of any help? For some weird demented reason, this question made me think of Kip... (more)

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by 156 · about 10 hours ago

My lymphocyte count has been depressed for at least the last couple years. So far no cause has been discovered. The main evaluation I've had done is screening for lupus and Hughes' syndrome (various antibodies, CRP, ESR, lupus anticoagulant),... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 01, 2012 at 4:16 AM

As far as immune system physicians go, there are several types depending on the problem: allergy/immunology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, and some internal medicine specialists. Because you are concerned about lymphocytes, I would say the... (more)

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by 110 · about 10 hours ago

Okay, this feels like a dumb question, but what do you ask your doctor for when you want your vitamin levels checked out? I went to an Endrocronologist once that said, 'everything's fine,' but he refused to show many documentation. Is this... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · April 06, 2012 at 7:34 PM

To follow up on Blossom1's post, if you are in the USA, the relevant law is called HIPPA. A covered health provider is required by law to provide you access to your medical records. Here is some... (more)

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by 1198 · about 10 hours ago

So I've had this one confounding issue alongside this nearly year-long paleo experiement, and it's been the group of symptoms described in a previous post of mine: http://paleohacks.com/questions/74585/looked-better-on-sad#axzz1mgvXziPq. In fact,... (more)

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Zoe_1 0 · September 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I don't know whether you've gotten a clear answer yet on what could be causing your symptoms. I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd comment anyway. I found it by searching this site for the key word "scleroderma" because that is the... (more)

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by 38 · about 10 hours ago

I have a swollen and distended abdomen all day long. It began about 4 months ago and has gotten increasingly worse recently. From the moment I wake up in the morning to when I go to bed my abdomen is swollen. It does increase a bit after eating... (more)

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Blueberry 0 · February 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Seriously, go see a doctor. It sounds like ascites to me. I'm not a doctor though. You just need to see one.

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by 55 · about 10 hours ago

I've been eating paleo for about a month now. For the last few weeks I was defecating in a more liquid manner, always in the morning. For the last two-three day, I've been going to the bathroom almost every time I ate. I don't know if it is... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · February 08, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Good lord! See the doctor first, paleo or not. The fact that you've been paleo for a month but have not had the aforementioned symptoms until more recently indicates that it could be merely coincidence. Rule that out first, then you might... (more)

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by 165 · about 10 hours ago

Im having panic attacks like crazy the past 2 weeks. At lease two a day. I use to get them really bad in high school. I havent had bad episodes in a while till now. Supplementing with gaba helps but it takes a while to kick in for accute stress.... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · January 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM

I agree with Melissa, see a doctor, but if you can afford definitely go to a naturopathic doctor, since a MD will most likely want you to take antipsychotics or antidepressants which only make things worse in the long run. In the meantime, try... (more)

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by 1443 · about 10 hours ago

I use about a total of 2 oz of grass-fed European (probably organic) butter a day from Kerrygold and Smjor. Either by cooking with, cooking in, or smearing onto sourdough. It's my main source of fat as the rest of the foods I eat is white basmati... (more)

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November 0 · January 15, 2012 at 6:02 AM

I use less butter than I do other fats. I eat a lot of fat when I'm being 'strictly' paleo. My understanding is that it's the butter in combination with stuff from SAD that isn't good. Like sourdough. The last stew I made, I sauteed the... (more)

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by 108 · about 10 hours ago

Hello, I've been eating primal/paleo since around Thanksgiving (7 weeks). I tried paleo in March of last year but that didn't last long. I've gone from weighing 225lbs down to 205lbs which I'm pretty pumped about. I seem to have more energy,... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · January 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Maybe it would help to eat more live sauerkraut, yogurt and pickles and skip some of the nuts for awhile. Sounds like your intestinal bacteria are confused right now!

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by 10 · about 10 hours ago

Hi I'm 16 years old and I had a large grass fed steak with fat and also took my father's steak's fat because he hates it but can't get enough of the taste of fat :3. But afterwards for the first time i felt funny in the chest, like a... (more)

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Andy 0 · January 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Simplest answer, you overate. Overeating on a heavy fat meal can cause this sensation. When it digests, you'll feel better.

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by 524 · about 10 hours ago

So never in my life, And I mean never, Have I thought seriously about sticking my finger down my throat: until today. So I fell off the wagon a bit over the past few days with some chocolate and various homemade sweets (and a couple beers). Its... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · December 26, 2011 at 4:47 PM

As a bulimic struggling to get into recovery after 14 years of an eating disorder, I can say... Just don't. It's so easy and you think it's awesome... But then you just can't stop. If you just overeat, there's an end to it. You get too full, you... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 hours ago

hi there i have got my blood results back to see if i have got any eggs in my ovaries and i can't understand what it is saying can some one help me on it please and reply back soon my results for follicular phase is 0.5-5 IU/L fsh/lh--serum... (more)

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Andrea_3 0 · November 16, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Unless one of our Paleohackers is an OB/GYN, I'd say NONE of us are qualified to answer this for you. You really should call your doctor's office. If they gave you this without explaining, then shame on them. Good luck, I hope you find the... (more)

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by 2565 · about 11 hours ago

I'm trying to eat a mostly high fat and high protein diet, but ever since I started it I have no appetite. I'm often nauseous and can only eat once a day. I feel a ton of pressure in my gut, to the point where I have to lay on my stomach to... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:25 AM

It's good you are seeing a doctor. I agree with Nance. Another thing you have to do is STOP being on a restrictive diet. You have to eat and if it's non-paleo food that's better than starving. Ice cream, milk shakes, anything. Have you ever... (more)

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by 78417 · about 11 hours ago

I have taken elimination diet to the extreme, out of necessity. My current plan is white rice and scallops and water, and literally nothing else. The aquatic ape theory and my self-experiments suggest that this is indefinitely sustainable. I'm... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Well, you're looking down the barrel of a case of scurvy, but other than that, you'll get most other vitamins and minerals in sufficient amounts, assuming you eat enough food in general. One thing you may also become deficient in is enjoyment, but... (more)

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