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by 30 · 32 minutes 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 208 · 43 minutes ago

I've been thinking back to all my visits during adulthood to the doctor or hospital and it dawned on me that most all of them can be traced back to poor dietary choices. Sure I had a minor surgery for an accident or two and some stitches but... (more)

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by 1160 · about 1 hour 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 1720 · about 1 hour ago

About a year and a half ago I was shoveling snow off a roof. One of the times I was shoveling, I felt like I pulled something in my chest. It hurt. The right side of my chest now has been cracking when I stretch it, and hurts when I move my... (more)

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Gerg 0 · July 09, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I'd at least try the doctor to help figure out what is wrong. Whether you choose to heed his advice or do your own "natural" remedy is up to you once you have a diagnosis.

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by 3280 · about 1 hour ago

Though I've fully embraced my inner 'doctor google', and although I very much appreciate the collective experience and practical suggestions offered here, I'm ready to see a doctor for the following issues. However, I don't know what type of... (more)

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Kris_8 0 · July 03, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Have you considered lyme disease- those symptoms are in-line and it is very common over where you are from. I would suggest in all the testing to request a lyme test, but make sure it is done by a lyme-literate doctor who knows what to look... (more)

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by 11581 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 15 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 5 · about 1 hour ago

My mother has been doing the leptin reset faithfully for the last few weeks. Even though she's lost 26 lbs. (she started at over 600 lbs., with a host of chronic issues and a history of yo-yo dieting, which contributed to her getting to be this... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 28, 2012 at 4:09 AM

I'm so sorry Raven! This must be so scary for you. I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I'm not trying to argue with you but why do you think she needs to come out of ketosis? I guess I don't see the connection. Anyway it's super easy to... (more)

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by 871 · about 1 hour ago

Hello, I am a bit concerned, I went off the birth control pill in January after being on for about 10 years. I know that it is normal for your body to take a while to begin menstruating on its own, so i am wondering if it is normal... I havent... (more)

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HA 0 · March 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

how much do you weigh? You mentioned weight loss, and sometimes when body fat gets low, menstruation stops.

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by 5509 · about 1 hour ago

I've read so many posts on here about people overcoming binging after being paleo. I read them with a feverish hope that I too, could overcome this horrible monster. The problem is that many people here who binge say that they craved something,... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 26, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Hello Sunny Beaches, Plan your meals in advance. Eat a large breakfast and lunch. Low or no carbs in either. Then have a large dinner with carbs. Go to bed early (Before 10 PM). Grehlin levels build as the night goes on. Example of grehlin... (more)

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by 156 · about 1 hour 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 1163 · about 1 hour ago

At the beginning of the week I got a killer cold/fever combination- chills, sweating, clogged sinuses, the works. The fever broke after a day or so, and my sinuses are almost cleared up, but I've been left with some unpleasant diarrhea since about... (more)

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grumpy_bear 0 · March 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Its all cleared up,however,if it happens again,search out good probiotics like "Renew" brand. Your gut flora was out of balance. In an emergency, a dose of raw apple cider vinegar kills the attacking bugs. An amer indian friend got e-coli food... (more)

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by 110 · about 1 hour 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 1448 · about 1 hour ago

My mother in law is addicted to pain medication and she wants to stop. I have told her she needs professional help, but she does not have any money and is currently homeless. She was staying with us for a while and is now staying with her... (more)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · March 04, 2012 at 4:16 AM

Narcotics Anonymous...does not cost a cent. In my opinion there will be no natural remedy to cushion withdrawl.

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by 156 · about 1 hour ago

Hey, I've been having a lot of blood tests lately because of this problem I have where my face gets ridiculously red on and off all day for no apparent reason. So far everything has been normal/negative except my lymphocyte count is a little... (more)

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DThoris 0 · February 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I expect if you had a blood borne infection, you would be seeing other symptoms. I wouldn't worry too much, and would wait for my discussion with my doctor. Trust me, if your doctor was worried, you'd be there today.

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by 1198 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 165 · about 1 hour 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 108 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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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