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Forum: Thyroid 01-13-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie: I think you need a better thyroid...

Ronnie:
I think you need a better thyroid doctor. First of all, if you are taking thyroid Rx (which you are), doctors aim for a TSH of 1.0 as an indication of optimal dosage. If your TSH is...
Forum: Thyroid 01-12-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- How often do you have labs? And do...

Ronnie-
How often do you have labs? And do you keep copies?

I ask because the thyroid doesn't regenerate, and I've never had a doctor who waited to see a 'pattern' before adjusting...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-12-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Leo41
I'm not sure about the Keurig cups (I grind whole...

I'm not sure about the Keurig cups (I grind whole beans and drip my coffee), but the flavored coffees I buy have no calories or carbs--somehow the flavor is produced in the beans without any sugar....
Forum: Thyroid 01-11-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Leo41
Are you talking about your thyroid Rx that you...

Are you talking about your thyroid Rx that you declined to increase?

If so, that's a mistake. Your thyroid issues may not at all improve with weight loss; it's a completely different thing from...
Forum: JUDDD 01-07-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Leo41
Maintaining can be managed--if the person doesn't...

Maintaining can be managed--if the person doesn't give up.

Last summer, I had foot surgery that meant no weight on the foot for 4-6 weeks--so very little movement. I used a wheelchair most of the...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Leo41
Dr. Berkeley is a great resource for dealing with...

Dr. Berkeley is a great resource for dealing with issues of maintenance. She has a lot of clinical experience in helping people navigate its treacherous waters.
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Leo41
Portia- I don't follow the studies, but it's...

Portia-
I don't follow the studies, but it's fairly accepted scientifically and medically that obesity is the only negative situation that the human body is programmed to not consider...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I'm hypothyroid and see my endo...

Carly-
I'm hypothyroid and see my endo regularly. He was (and is) my biggest cheerleader in weight loss, and he tells me that the body never gives up in
terms of trying to regain it's lost body...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-03-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Leo41
Not sure, but allergic reactions to Rx meds...

Not sure, but allergic reactions to Rx meds typically show up after one or two days of taking the med.

Have you tried Google-ing to see what are the typical negative reactions to this Rx?

...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By Leo41
Leptin research has been going on for a long...

Leptin research has been going on for a long time, and I doubt there will be any 'treatment' for the average person for some time.

I've been maintaining now for over 8 years, and it's not easy...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I once got a rash on my neck as an...

Ronnie-
I once got a rash on my neck as an allergic reaction to Cipro. I stopped taking it immediately, and my memory is that the rash had faded by the next day.

But I had only taken the...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 12-28-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Leo41
No studies, but there might be something to the...

No studies, but there might be something to the metabolic issue.

I'm hypothyroid, and my endo says I also have a 'genetically slow metabolism.'

When I first began losing weight (seriously), I...
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By Leo41
Carol- There can be a thyroid problem when...

Carol-
There can be a thyroid problem when you test 'normal' because thyroid lab values are NOT read like other reports--and most primary doctors don't know (or ignore) that--many endos, too.

...
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By Leo41
Carol- A couple of things about your post. ...

Carol-
A couple of things about your post.

Yes, it's often difficult to find a 'good' thyroid doctor. Endos' practices are often dominated by diabetics, and some of them don't keep up with...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 12-20-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Leo41
I had the VAP test several years ago, and my LDL...

I had the VAP test several years ago, and my LDL was 100% Pattern A, the 'large, fluffy' kind. I have high HDL (80s-90s) and low trigs (<50), and my endo (who ordered the VAP test) said that when...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-17-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Leo41
Those are very low calories for a man your size,...

Those are very low calories for a man your size, and with a significant caloric deficit, you can enter ketosis with higher carbs--which seems to be what's happening for you.

Personally, I would...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Leo41
High fat is different from pure fat. Eating...

High fat is different from pure fat.

Eating butter is pure fat, but cheese has protein--as do meat and eggs.
Forum: Diabetes 11-21-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Leo41
I'm not diabetic, but siblings are, so I read a...

I'm not diabetic, but siblings are, so I read a lot. You might want to Google "Dawn Phenomenon" because that may be what's happening to you.


Keep in mind that your level throughout the day is...
Forum: Thyroid 11-20-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Leo41
No idea what 'number' the doctor is talking...

No idea what 'number' the doctor is talking about. It could be TSH, or it could be her T4. In either case, there's no way to know whether or not the doctor is overreacting, although, as Gina...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-19-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Leo41
Yes, you will not get an accurate GTT if you are...

Yes, you will not get an accurate GTT if you are in ketosis or even just eating very low carb. Standard instructions are to 'carb up' for 3 days prior to the test.

If you do not do this, you risk...
Forum: JUDDD 11-13-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,686
Posted By Leo41
Healing thoughts, Carly. I've read that...

Healing thoughts, Carly.

I've read that there's another flu strain circulating this year (not covered by the shot), and perhaps that's what she has.
Forum: Thyroid 11-07-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By Leo41
Do you take Rx T3 (Cytomel)? My TSH is that...

Do you take Rx T3 (Cytomel)?

My TSH is that low, but I'm not hyperthyroid because I take Cytomel, which tends
to lower the TSH significantly. My endo is not concerned about my low TSH, and I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-05-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Leo41
As a dialysis patient, are you checking with your...

As a dialysis patient, are you checking with your doctor about what you're eating?
You don't want to risk your health for weight loss if there are things you should or should not eat with your...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-28-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By Leo41
I also think it's important NOT to force yourself...

I also think it's important NOT to force yourself into any arbitrary eating pattern.
At least that's true for me.

I eat when hungry, and perhaps it's my female hormones, but there are days when I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-28-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By Leo41
I don't fast, except when I have to do...

I don't fast, except when I have to do colonoscopy prep:sad:

Throughout my weight loss and now maintaining for 8 years, I find that I do best eating 2-3 times a day.

If the purpose of fasting...
Forum: Thyroid 10-27-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By Leo41
I'm surprised because my first thyroid exam about...

I'm surprised because my first thyroid exam about 15 years ago showed 3 nodules, but they were small, and I was told that they had to be at least
1 cm before a biopsy could be done.

One of them...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-21-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Leo41
Keep in mind that you weighed on a 'public'...

Keep in mind that you weighed on a 'public' scale, and you have no idea whether or not it's accurate.

I only weigh on my own scale, and I calibrate it regularly to insure that it's weighing...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-05-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Leo41
I would honestly suggest you find a better...

I would honestly suggest you find a better thyroid doctor because many endos and PCPs are just not good with thyroid.

I suggest this because it took me more than 5 years to get diagnosed, although...
Forum: JUDDD 10-05-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,101
Posted By Leo41
Adi- Are you getting enough salt? Low...

Adi-

Are you getting enough salt? Low carb flushes sodium from the body, and I use a LOT of salt because I eat very low carb all the time.

If you are new to low carb, you might consider...
Forum: JUDDD 10-04-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,101
Posted By Leo41
jeni- Has your daughter had her thyroid...

jeni-

Has your daughter had her thyroid checked? A racing heart could also be from hyperthyroidism, and that also correlates with low body weight.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-02-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Leo41
I have bought from Nurse Hattie via Amazon, and...

I have bought from Nurse Hattie via Amazon, and she seems to have excellent customer service. I had no problem with the product, but she contacted me via e-mail to insure that I was totally...
Forum: Diabetes 09-29-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Leo41
Isn't this something you should discuss with the...

Isn't this something you should discuss with the prescribing doctor?

I had a similar situation with a different Rx, and my doctor was able to obtain an
'exception' for me to continue receiving my...
Forum: JUDDD 09-28-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Leo41
No, it's NOT 'giving up!! It's making a choice...

No, it's NOT 'giving up!! It's making a choice that will advance and improve your health.

Please don't let ignorant people make you question this choice.
Forum: JUDDD 09-25-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Leo41
Since OP seems to be already scheduled for...

Since OP seems to be already scheduled for surgery, I'd like to provide support because although I have not had any weight-loss surgery, two of my family members have had the gastric sleeve, and both...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 09-24-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,133
Posted By Leo41
I had foot surgery a month ago and am in a...

I had foot surgery a month ago and am in a 'walking boot,' but my doctor explains how much walking I should do (at each post-surgery visit) as my foot heals.

If you are in doubt, check with your...
Forum: Diabetes 09-16-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- It's not just gastric bypass...

Ronnie-

It's not just gastric bypass surgery. My sister had the gastric sleeve procedure, primarily because of her diabetes. Even with 3 Rx, her blood glucose was out of control, and she was...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By Leo41
No, you really aren't understanding the GTT at...

No, you really aren't understanding the GTT at all.

If you are interested, you can Google it. If not ,just forget about it.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By Leo41
Deb- It's not a test of how you handle 'high...

Deb-
It's not a test of how you handle 'high amounts of glucose' but simply how your body handles glucose in general.

For example, the reason my endo wanted me to take the test is because...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By Leo41
Deb- A GTT is not a 'high carb test.' ...

Deb-

A GTT is not a 'high carb test.' It's a test of how one's body handles glucose. Eating carbs prior to the test is standard medical procedure, as someone eating low carb would not get...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-13-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,558
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I am no doctor but am concerned...

Ronnie-

I am no doctor but am concerned that you are being 'treated' as pre-diabetic based on your A1C, which, as has been pointed out, can be inaccurate for some people.

When my last...
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