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Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-21-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Ronnie51
I purchased my CD from selfhypnosis.com, which is...

I purchased my CD from selfhypnosis.com, which is a company comprised of hypnotherapists based out of England. They have a myriad of CD's (or if you prefer, MP3 downloads, which are less expensive...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Ronnie51
Just as an aside, I had an echocardiogram today...

Just as an aside, I had an echocardiogram today and the tech left me lying on the table for several minutes alone before the test. I was anxious so I practiced the relaxation technique that the...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-07-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Ronnie51
I ordered self hypnosis CD's from England that I...

I ordered self hypnosis CD's from England that I listen to right before I go to sleep. The one I'm listening to now is called "Anxiety Release" and it's around 24 minutes long. The hypnotist...
Forum: Diabetes 02-05-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Ronnie51
Thank you for the link; I read the blog and the...

Thank you for the link; I read the blog and the comments. Looks like there is controversy regarding Metformin's benefits, especially when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer's. When I did a google...
Forum: Diabetes 02-05-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Ronnie51
It probably is helping you; have you had a...

It probably is helping you; have you had a fasting insulin test since going on Metformin? Since it works by making your body more insulin sensitive (and it also works on the liver to reduce amount...
Forum: Diabetes 02-04-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Ronnie51
Metformin! Does it work for you?

Just sharing. I had been diagnosed with prediabetes several years ago (after menopause) with an A1c in the high 5's and fasting glucose anywhere from 85 to 97. My old doctor prescribed Metformin...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-03-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
That's interesting. My skin always looks like I...

That's interesting. My skin always looks like I have something going on with it. I wonder if it's some kind of ongoing food allergy. I wouldn't be surprised. :sad: Glad your daughter is aware of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-31-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Ronnie51
You guys are great. I need to take a lesson.

You guys are great. I need to take a lesson.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-31-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Ronnie51
What foods have you completely eliminated?

And of those which one do you miss the most? Fortunately, I don't have a weight problem but I do have a blood sugar problem and I'm doing my best not to develop diabetes. So, since menopause 12...
Forum: Diabetes 01-28-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ronnie51
I have read about a type of insulin resistance...

I have read about a type of insulin resistance (which actually isn't a real insulin resistance) that occurs to people who eat very low carb which raises their fasting numbers. I know there are...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-26-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Ronnie51
I just had one of the Atkins Harvest bars....I...

I just had one of the Atkins Harvest bars....I think it was dark chocolate peanut butter. Not sweet at all, high fiber, one gram sugar. Hard to bite into. I prefer the Atkins Snack bar, Peanut Butter...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-23-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Ronnie51
I'm considering switching to psyllium after...

I'm considering switching to psyllium after seeing something about it on "The Doctors" TV show today. A guest gastroenterologist was raving about how it brought his blood sugar down to normal (he's...
Forum: Diabetes 01-22-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ronnie51
Hi Carol, I just wanted to share something else...

Hi Carol,
I just wanted to share something else with you regarding the Berberine. When I was taking it, my cholesterol improved in that my LDL went down about 10 points and my fasting BG was 88,...
Forum: Diabetes 01-22-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ronnie51
Congratulations on your progress! I guess...

Congratulations on your progress! I guess everyone is different regarding how quickly their BG numbers respond; I'm like you....it took longer than I expected but now I'm getting excellent readings...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Ronnie51
Thanks, Leo, same as mine.

Thanks, Leo, same as mine.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Ronnie51
Just wanted to add that Citrucel was recommended...

Just wanted to add that Citrucel was recommended to me by two different Gastroenterologists. ☺
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Ronnie51
Leo, what dosage of magnesium citrate do you take?

Leo, what dosage of magnesium citrate do you take?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Ronnie51
I take Citrucel tablets, 4 per day all at once...

I take Citrucel tablets, 4 per day all at once with a full glass of water. It does not cause bloating like I've found with other fiber supplements I have tried. I used to use the powder mixed in...
Forum: Diabetes 01-17-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,909
Posted By Ronnie51
That price difference for the strips could...

That price difference for the strips could explain the difference in accuracy.
Forum: Diabetes 01-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,909
Posted By Ronnie51
I would guess it has a lot to do with the quality...

I would guess it has a lot to do with the quality of the strips. Do the Confirm strips cost substantially more than the Prime?
Forum: Diabetes 01-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ronnie51
I hope you do find what works for you, Carol. Do...

I hope you do find what works for you, Carol. Do you think you could drink a cup of hot tea at night without it affecting your morning blood sugar? That may satisfy your urge to eat after dinner. ...
Forum: Diabetes 01-15-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ronnie51
This is so true! A few weeks ago for some...

This is so true! A few weeks ago for some unexplained reason my morning BS was higher than normal for several days, hovering around 100. Now it's down to 90 or 91, and I have a cold which would...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-14-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Ronnie51
Got it bookmarked, thank you!

Got it bookmarked, thank you!
Forum: Thyroid 01-13-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ronnie51
This is me :sad:

This is me :sad:
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-13-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Ronnie51
Thank you so much for sharing this information,...

Thank you so much for sharing this information, Dottie. I'm also alerting my friends and family.
Forum: Thyroid 01-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ronnie51
Leo, I appreciate you sharing your knowledge of...

Leo, I appreciate you sharing your knowledge of thyroid issues with me. Timing is on my side because I am in the process of changing doctors as it's gotten too difficult to drive 40 miles one way...
Forum: Thyroid 01-12-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ronnie51
My doctor orders labs every 3 months, but he...

My doctor orders labs every 3 months, but he rarely checks T3 and T4. One time I tested somewhat high on my TSH, and the next time I was in range (of course the lab still uses the old range which is...
Forum: Thyroid 01-12-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ronnie51
My doctor never made a thyroid med adjustment...

My doctor never made a thyroid med adjustment based on the results of one blood test. He always wants to see at least two results showing a pattern. I've been on 50 mcg since my thyroid issues...
Forum: Diabetes 01-07-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ronnie51
I'm one of the lucky ones who can take Metformin...

I'm one of the lucky ones who can take Metformin on an empty stomach and have no side effects. I've been on it for about 4 years for prediabetes.....normal fasting but A1c in high 5's. My A1c has...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-07-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Ronnie51
Thanks for this, Dottie. I read it right after I...

Thanks for this, Dottie. I read it right after I finished a big salad of romaine lettuce. :stars: Romaine happens to be my favorite, unfortunately. Will switch to something else for a while.
Forum: Diabetes 01-06-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,909
Posted By Ronnie51
I actually threw out my Relion and I've been...

I actually threw out my Relion and I've been using the Bayer Contour EZ which I'm very happy with. The strips at Amazon are quite reasonable, last order was $23 for 100 strips with free shipping. It...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-05-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Perfect, Carol, thank you! I will definitely be...

Perfect, Carol, thank you! I will definitely be buying it. I tried to apply some cream to my back this morning, and only succeeded in getting a small area which got even redder from rubbing.
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Okay, so now I think that much...if not all........

Okay, so now I think that much...if not all..... of the redness is just due to the very drying conditions in our frigid climate with no humidity in our heating system. I do have extremely sensitive...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-04-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Thank you, Carol, I do appreciate sharing your...

Thank you, Carol, I do appreciate sharing your information. You've been a great help.
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-04-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Hi Carol, Thank you for inquiring. Rash still...

Hi Carol,
Thank you for inquiring. Rash still there on my back, but doesn't look like it's getting worse. What I saw on my shoulder disappeared quickly, so I guess I'd say it's status quo. The...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-03-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
I also developed a rash after taking the...

I also developed a rash after taking the diuretic, HCTZ, for about three months. My doctor said the same thing your doctor did, because I had been on the drug for 3 months. But my dermatologist...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-03-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
I do have autoimmune thyroid disease. And my...

I do have autoimmune thyroid disease. And my stress level for the past month has been off the charts. I do have an appointment with a dermatologist on Friday. We're supposed to get 6-12" of snow...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-03-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Well, the rash seems to have spread a bit to one...

Well, the rash seems to have spread a bit to one of my shoulders. I also just started a new medication for stomach ulcers, an H2 blocker, Pepcid AC. I was taking a PPI for three months which healed...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-02-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Thanks, Leo, for your voice of reason. With all...

Thanks, Leo, for your voice of reason. With all the illness in my family lately, I tend to go off the deep end for no real reason. Happy & healthy New Year to you!
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-02-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ronnie51
Please help with Allergic reaction

I'm always trying new supplements to help me stay healthy, specifically, to avoid diabetes. My latest was Bitter Melon which I started taking approx. 2 weeks ago. The other day I was drying my hair...
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