See A Doctor Questions
I can't recall the last time I saw a doctor for a general health check up, it might have been over a decade ago when I changed employers and insurance companies. Probably the last time I had my blood lipids tested. No clue what the numbers were... (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)
About a year and a half ago I was shoveling snow off a roof. One of the times I was shoveling, I felt like I pulled something in my chest. It hurt. The right side of my chest now has been cracking when I stretch it, and hurts when I move my... (more)
I'd at least try the doctor to help figure out what is wrong. Whether you choose to heed his advice or do your own "natural" remedy is up to you once you have a diagnosis.
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.
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!!!!
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)
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)
My mother in law is addicted to pain medication and she wants to stop. I have told her she needs professional help, but she does not have any money and is currently homeless. She was staying with us for a while and is now staying with her... (more)
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)
Im having panic attacks like crazy the past 2 weeks. At lease two a day. I use to get them really bad in high school. I havent had bad episodes in a while till now. Supplementing with gaba helps but it takes a while to kick in for accute stress.... (more)
I agree with Melissa, see a doctor, but if you can afford definitely go to a naturopathic doctor, since a MD will most likely want you to take antipsychotics or antidepressants which only make things worse in the long run. In the meantime, try... (more)
I cannot stop binging. These are not simple sessions of indulgence, no; these are horrific, 10000 calorie gorge-fests of sickening concoctions which serve only to cram as many calories into as dense a package as possible for absolutely no reason... (more)
I use about a total of 2 oz of grass-fed European (probably organic) butter a day from Kerrygold and Smjor. Either by cooking with, cooking in, or smearing onto sourdough. It's my main source of fat as the rest of the foods I eat is white basmati... (more)
Hello, I've been eating primal/paleo since around Thanksgiving (7 weeks). I tried paleo in March of last year but that didn't last long. I've gone from weighing 225lbs down to 205lbs which I'm pretty pumped about. I seem to have more energy,... (more)
Maybe it would help to eat more live sauerkraut, yogurt and pickles and skip some of the nuts for awhile. Sounds like your intestinal bacteria are confused right now!
Hi I'm 16 years old and I had a large grass fed steak with fat and also took my father's steak's fat because he hates it but can't get enough of the taste of fat :3. But afterwards for the first time i felt funny in the chest, like a... (more)
hi there i have got my blood results back to see if i have got any eggs in my ovaries and i can't understand what it is saying can some one help me on it please and reply back soon my results for follicular phase is 0.5-5 IU/L fsh/lh--serum... (more)
I'm trying to eat a mostly high fat and high protein diet, but ever since I started it I have no appetite. I'm often nauseous and can only eat once a day. I feel a ton of pressure in my gut, to the point where I have to lay on my stomach to... (more)
It's good you are seeing a doctor. I agree with Nance. Another thing you have to do is STOP being on a restrictive diet. You have to eat and if it's non-paleo food that's better than starving. Ice cream, milk shakes, anything. Have you ever... (more)