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Changes to my diet

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by bgnb, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. bgnb

    bgnb Active Member

    Dec 9, 2007
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    Let me start with this ... in the past three years there have been four deaths in my immediate family. I have not dealt with this well and stopped exercising and starting eating garbage. Ironically, my 'weight' on a 6'3" frame has remained steady at 230 lbs, but I look like a pregnant stick figure (i'm turning 55 soon).

    I am on T (8 pumps androgel), hcg (250 x 3 days/week) 120 mgs of dessicated thyroid, 0.25 mgs of Arimidex 3 days a week (usually less).

    The major change to diet (started this week) has been to cut out anything with gluten/wheat. I only drink water and coffee (3 small cups in the morning before 11 a.m. then its just water the rest of the day).

    I am eating more cheese, nuts (almonds/walnuts), meat, eggs, fish, and some fruit (mainly apples) and veggies (mainly leafy greens).

    And I feel like absolute crap. I don't think I felt this bad sitting on the couch eating donuts. But my health has taken a real turn for the worse and I realize that I need to change my eating habits but this change has not had the desired effect.

    First symptom is like a low grade fever with headache -- I seldom get headaches.
    Second is absolutely zero energy.
    Third is hunger ... stomach growling, salivating, feel nauseous until I eat something. And I'm eating more now than when I was eating garbage.

    Getting blood tests done in the next week ... will have a better picture of hormonal and other health then.

    I'm just wondering if I'm missing something here -- diet? Supplements? ?????
  2. hebsie

    hebsie Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 13, 2008
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    ...this was just posted over at MDA. It seems fitting for you right now --> Hunger
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  3. Captain

    Captain Member

    May 24, 2013
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    It sounds like withdrawal symptoms to me. I would probably cut out the apples. If you can get your Dr. to give you some vyvanse it will help with the hunger but I don't know if you can take vyvanse and desiccated thyroid together. After the withdrawal passes you will feel worse than you do now when you eat that garbage again. A McDonalds shake with a krispy kreme donut and you may blow your toilet off the flange.


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