See A Doctor Questions
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)
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)
So first of all I want to say that I realize that no one on the internet can solve my problems and I should really see a professional, but right now i'm on very thin ice and I just really need advice. Basically I guess you could say iv'e fallen... (more)
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)
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)
I suspect schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa have some kind of link. Years ago I worked with a man who had schizophrenia. His sister had anorexia nervosa and was probably going to die. It was strange how similar their symptoms actually were.
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)
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.
Hello Everyone, I am trying so so hard to get my old self back and I really need advice. I went through a hormonal storm with birth control- but since have gone back on and just waiting for things to settle and become normal. My old self is... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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!!!!
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)
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)
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)
Crestor prescription runs out Friday. The earliest I can see my doctor for a refill is Monday. I was going to "get his advice" about going off Crestor for another few days, and then take a blood test (been 99% paleo for 40 days). That would be... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
I've been eating paleo for about a month now. For the last few weeks I was defecating in a more liquid manner, always in the morning. For the last two-three day, I've been going to the bathroom almost every time I ate. I don't know if it is... (more)