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Forum: Allergies   07-30-2011, 04:26 AM
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Posted By bigknitwit
I've been wanting to post about this for a...

I've been wanting to post about this for a while.
 
My daughter started the shots last November. I did it as a "long shot," becaus there were so few foods she seemed to be able to eat without a...
Forum: Women's Health   07-29-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By bigknitwit
My DS. We found the autoimmune thyroid condition...

My DS. We found the autoimmune thyroid condition when he was 3.5. Then, after reading here about the likelihood of other autoimmune conditions, especially celiac, I asked for him to be tested, and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-20-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,954
Posted By bigknitwit
Thank you SO MUCH for your long response.   ...

Thank you SO MUCH for your long response.
 
I know I am at a reasonable weight, and I would even be content if it would just stay stable. I think you are right that my body wants to put on the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-19-2011, 08:07 AM
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Views: 2,954
Posted By bigknitwit
Oh sure, I can give more stats:   I...

Oh sure, I can give more stats:
 
I typically eat low carb, although that's new in the past 6 months. Before that there were never enough carbs available to satiate me. I could eat all the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-19-2011, 04:14 AM
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Views: 2,954
Posted By bigknitwit
I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into...

I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into this. I am always interested in eating, even when I'm not hungry, even when I'm full. It's really bad if I'm eating carbs, but even on a low carb...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-04-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By bigknitwit
I like the pendulum explanation too. Maybe we...

I like the pendulum explanation too. Maybe we both just lost weight way too quickly, and then throw elimination diets in there as well and here we are in fat storage mode. Thing is I don't feel like...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-03-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By bigknitwit
I honestly don't think it's thyroid related. I...

I honestly don't think it's thyroid related. I am on full thyroid hormone supplementation (175 mcg plus armour), and have been for many years. Of course I had my labs drawn right away with the run...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-02-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By bigknitwit
I was doing P90X (a daily workout routine of...

I was doing P90X (a daily workout routine of about an hour - cardio and weights alternating), and still gaining while eating carbs...
 
Prior to this new, unwanted metabolism, two major events...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-29-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By bigknitwit
If I eat say, cereal for breakfast, some kind of...

If I eat say, cereal for breakfast, some kind of wrap-like sandwhich for lunch, and some kind of starch with dinner, I'll put on a pound the next day, and it sticks. It's absolutely maddening. 10...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By bigknitwit
I am in a similar situation. My youngest of 4...

I am in a similar situation. My youngest of 4 just weaned at 2.5 yrs old, and my metabolism has really changed since I had her. I used to be able to eat pretty much whatever I wanted and my weight...
Forum: Allergies   11-11-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,936
Posted By bigknitwit
Me and Dd are going to have our first shot on...

Me and Dd are going to have our first shot on Monday morning. It's weighing heavily on my mind, because I really don't know what I can feed her over the critical 3 days. She cannot eat mosto f the...
Forum: Allergies   11-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
She's been having epsom salt baths every night...

She's been having epsom salt baths every night for Mg. I had been giving her the Mo, but then I started getting nervous that she may be reacting to the preservative in the nutricology solution, so I...
Forum: Allergies   11-08-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
I know I keep adding and adding to my own thread...

I know I keep adding and adding to my own thread - I am at my wits end and quite frankly don't where else to seek advice. I appreciate every input I get helping me out with DD!

I was sick in bed...
Forum: Allergies   11-06-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
Dd was just about at baseline, so we trialed...

Dd was just about at baseline, so we trialed some eggs yesterday successfully - baked into a pancake-like thing (egg/rice flour/maple syrup/salt). I was pleased. Then we gave her some more today -...
Forum: Allergies   11-05-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 32,694
Posted By bigknitwit
Quote: Originally Posted by True Blue...

Quote:
Originally Posted by True Blue http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16019700)
What I really want, though, is a cup of...
Forum: Allergies   11-04-2010, 07:30 AM
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Views: 15,377
Posted By bigknitwit
Jumping right in here. CS _ I don't know...

Jumping right in here.

CS _ I don't know your full story, but 3 of my four kids have had endoscopies (not colonoscopies though). They were 7, 4, and exactly one (her birthday) when they had them...
Forum: Allergies   11-03-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
Ugh - it's not going well here. She seems to be...

Ugh - it's not going well here. She seems to be getting worse, instead of better. Is she now starting to be allergic to one of the foods she eats? We're back to eating only pears, rice, turkey,...
Forum: Allergies   11-01-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
I need a better eating plan. I don't think I can...

I need a better eating plan. I don't think I can keep up this restricted diet much longer. My parents have (gently) suggested weaning DD, so at least I can get some proper nutrition. However, I...
Forum: Allergies   10-30-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
We trialed onions and garlic 2 nights ago and it...

We trialed onions and garlic 2 nights ago and it didn't go very well. Her mouth is back to being a little more red than usual again (I need to take her picture to document after nap). Unfortunately...
Forum: Allergies   10-27-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
Just to update, here she is today (day 9). You...

Just to update, here she is today (day 9). You can click on the photostream to see where we've come from. We've added in palm shortening on day 6 and salmon on day 8. I'm wondering if her healing is...
Forum: Allergies   10-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
Here's today's picture...

Here's today's picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/55107573@N08/5110561931/- better still (I think), but I'm concerned she's got a couple little staph infections in there. Any ideas how to treat...
Forum: Allergies   10-22-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
Here is her picture today - day 4 we are on the...

Here is her picture today - day 4 we are on the mend, right? I think so... I am spending wayy too much time analyzing these pictures - at least it's getting my mind off my limited diet...
Forum: Allergies   10-22-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bigknitwit
Ugh - it's so frsutrating! I can totally relate...

Ugh - it's so frsutrating! I can totally relate right now, given dd's issues. If I were you I'd remove all suspects and see if the eczema goes away. Then I'd challenge them one by one.
Forum: Allergies   10-22-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
We are on day four of the extreme elimination...

We are on day four of the extreme elimination diet. Aside from the fact that my lack of food choices is driving me crazy, I think dd is getting better...
Forum: Allergies   10-18-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By bigknitwit
Allright, so maybe I ask to get a compounded...

Allright, so maybe I ask to get a compounded zoloft to remove the corn.

I am roasting a turkey (kosher so nothing injected) right now. I went to the store this morning and boughts lots of peas,...
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