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new to paleo- reactive hypoglycemia?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2013 at 6:16 AM

Hey, I started Paleo about 7 days ago, about 100 carbs a day. Mostly eggs, bacon, coconut oil, salmon and some beef, chicken and greens (alot of fats, olive oil, butter, coconut oil).

The first 5 days were not too bad. As i expected, i felt tired, anxious and constant headaches. The last two days were the toughest. I guess i depleted my carb stores because i have to eat now every 3 hours. i wake up to eat every 3 hrs. i get the cold sweats at night. i guess i have reactive hypoglycemia.

Can i go full paleo with this condition. Does this eventually pass? I was diagnosed with Anklosing Spondylitis a few years ago. The no starch diet- Paleo seems to work (pains almost gone). Im trying to stay off the Humira.

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on March 10, 2013
at 05:34 AM

I'd check with your doc before self diagnosing reactive hypoglycemia. You might just have a real bad bout of carb flu (seems unlikely at 100 carbs). You might also be sick. Lower carb diets changed which symptoms I experience. I do suggest seeing the doctor for the excessive nocturnal eating and sweating. If you're really eating 100 carbs a day that's plenty unless your Michael Phelps.

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on March 09, 2013
at 05:43 PM

thanks. i am hoping it will eventually pass. i hope i am still adapting to ketosis. i would like to add a little rice or sweet potato but if i have a little starch, i get pain in my back.

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on March 09, 2013
at 07:19 AM

I used to have this affliction for about 10 years and low carb definitely didn't help. What has helped instead is eating about a cup of basmati rice with each meal that also contains meat and fat. I haven't had an episode in a long time. For what it's worth, the best way to recover from one, in my experience, is to eat one or two apples. Even if you don't have an episode, eating apples here and there to top off liver glycogen helps tremendously. Buy a bunch and keep them in your fridge. They last a really long time this way.

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thanks. i am hoping it will eventually pass. i hope i am still adapting to ketosis. i would like to add a little rice or sweet potato but if i have a little starch, i get pain in my back.

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