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by 4181 · 1 minute 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 245 · 3 minutes 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 · 3 minutes 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 · 4 minutes 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 · 4 minutes 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 · 4 minutes 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 · 4 minutes 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 · 4 minutes 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 110 · 6 minutes 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 · 8 minutes 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 · 8 minutes 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 · 10 minutes 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 2801 · 10 minutes ago

I cannot stop binging. These are not simple sessions of indulgence, no; these are horrific, 10000 calorie gorge-fests of sickening concoctions which serve only to cram as many calories into as dense a package as possible for absolutely no reason... (more)

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PaleoGirl_2 0 · January 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I'm sorry you are going through this. I can relate. For the longest time I used to binge and binge and it caught up to me. It really does a toll on your body. Two things that have helped me the most were 1) Therapy. I didn't realize it but the... (more)

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by 1443 · 10 minutes 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 · 10 minutes 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 · 10 minutes 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 · 11 minutes 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 128 · 13 minutes ago

Ok, I'm a 34 year old male,happily 100% paleo and feeling great. However, I'm concerned about iron accumulation. In the UK you are unable to give blood if you've had a blood transfusion since 1980 - and I have! So, my question is this; is it... (more)

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none 0 · November 25, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Interesting (to me) notes on iron overload: Fructose and alcohol dramatically increase the uptake of iron. High ferritin predicts hyperuricemia which is related to gout flare-ups. People who have been put on a phlebotomy regimen of giving... (more)

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by 5 · 14 minutes 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 · 14 minutes 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 78422 · 18 minutes 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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by 828 · 18 minutes ago

What are your thoughts on routine medical procedures? I'm under the impression that I (25, female) only need two annual visits when I'm not sick: A dental checkup and a gyno visit. Is anything else really important (bloodwork, mole scans,... (more)

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Annika 0 · September 09, 2011 at 3:13 PM

I'm a GI endoscopy nurse and spend most of my time at work doing colonoscopies. Yes, it's the last thing anyone wants to do, the bowel prep sucks, and it will eat up two days of your life, but I fervently believe it is worth doing. I have seen... (more)

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by 250 · 20 minutes ago

Alright, so I will try to be as thorough as possible with this and provide any and all information that I think would be helpful. Sorry to be so long winded in my first post! I have been experiencing some depersonalization symptoms for about 1-2... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · August 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM

If I were you and wanted to attack this from a purely diet POV, I would try to consume a lot of saturated fat, cholesterol and DHA to repair any damage I may have done to the myelin sheaths on my neurons. That's kind of a wild stab out there, but... (more)

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by 8933 · 22 minutes ago

When my mother has to go to the toilet, she panics. She can't hold it, she has to go immediately or she, well ... she pees. It's not a disaster, but she often has to change plans to make sure she doesn't have to go to the toilet in the wild. I... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 27, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Kegel excercises - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises/WO00119 performed several times a day will firm up the muscles needed to stop accidental peeing. They're also very good for womens sex lives (and their mates) although you may not... (more)

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by 748 · 27 minutes ago

SOS! I really need your help with this one. My brother has acute inflammations in his wrists (carpal tunnel at age 24?!), knees and other joints. The doctors say that if this continues, he'll have to get surgery. He suspects the culprit is... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · May 20, 2011 at 7:51 PM

My hunch is that this is a classic case of doing very low carb (VLC) without sufficient prep. If you do VLC cold turkey, your stool will become dry as rocks and your colon will lose moisture. It will be like trying to give birth to jagged pieces... (more)

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