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Krisvm

How Long Should I Keep This Up?

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Krisvm

Hi,

 

I hope this is okay to ask as is more mental health than hormone related.

 

I was suggested to go to see a nutritionist for my mood as I tend to be very and down mentally and it was thought it could be diet related by another professional.

 

So I went to a nutritionist who thought I was peaking and crashing with my blood sugar and has put me on a diet which is designed to cure it (removing majority of sugars and fats, keeping to strict simple meals, along with some vitamins to help me along with it). I have been doing this for the last two weeks and it has been like I am constantly crashing. I am not sleeping well, lacking concentration, feeling dizzy, finding it hurts to exercise, I am always hungry and my stomach is nauseous most of the time.

 

I spoke to the nutritionist and they have suggested some minor alterations (adding a few more seeds, one extra yogurt in the afternoon, switching around cereal for toast with avocado some mornings) but I am wondering how long should I keep it up for?

 

My wife, who does dance classes with kids, has said if she saw someone of my size (I am naturally underweight anyway) eating as I am without knowing it was professional advice she would assume they had an eating disorder. It is also causing strain on our relationship because I am struggling not to be irritable a lot of the time and she has struggled with eating disorders in the past and it is triggering a lot of her past anxieties.

 

Hoping some of you have some advice.

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Kamarka

This is not my area of expertise my any means, but maybe some cross-referencing with medical professionals is a good idea. Like if you have a General Practitioner, or a family doctor. Heck, maybe even a different nutritionist? I'm not saying what your doctor is doing is wrong– maybe your body has yet to become adjusted– but if you're struggling that much and in that much distress, it's good to get different opinions.

Best wishes to you and your wife! I have faith your relationship is strong enough for this. 

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Charlize

This is certainly beyond my expertise so i would certainly speak to a doctor.  Sorry i can't say more.  Continuing to be miserable doesn't seem positive

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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tracy_j

I would strongly suggest speaking to a doctor. If you are underweight anyway then there is not so much room for a downward fluctuation. I say this because I strongly suspect I got very close to anorexia when I was losing weight a few years back as I became very nauseous whenever I attempted to eat anything. People said I looked gaunt too even though I was not clinically underweight. As I was generally fit anyway and no other medical issues / interventions I recognised it and pulled out but it was scary enough to recognise the dangers.

 

Tracy

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Krisvm

Okay thanks all of you. I will try to speak to someone soon.

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