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Has Anyone Had Success With The Keto Diet Helping Relieve Pain And Fatigue?

Has Anyone Had Success With The Keto Diet Helping Relieve Pain And Fatigue?

I've been doing keto for 6 weeks, the last 2 1/2 have been very strict (<6 carbs a day, intermittent fasting 16:8). I've been getting help from a retired doc who runs a free keto clinic from his home. He put me on the strict keto and intermittent fasting, said results should be noticeable 10-21 days. It has helped my IBS somewhat but still waiting for the pain and fatigue to get better. Just wondering if anyone out there has had success with this diet and if so how long did it take for results… read more

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I agree with AzPerson. This really is not a healthy balanced diet, you need the fresh vegetables and fruits. These are more likely to help with weight loss than any diet. I have IBS and the intermittent fasting helps, because you have no food down there to process. Please check with your regular doctor(s), before you continue. We are all looking for the magic cure, but, as my doctor told me. For people with fibro there is no magic pill, some things help some do not. Just keep trying. And remember to relax, that is one of the most important things that people with fibro need to remember. Which I usually don't. lol

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Atkins died on April 17, 2003, at the age of 72. Nine days prior to his death, Atkins fell and hit his head on an icy New York pavement. At New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was admitted on April 8, he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain but went into a coma and died from complications. He spent nine days in intensive care before dying on April 17, 2003.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Keto diets are dangerous for diabetics or anyone with kidney or liver disease, or thyroid imbalances. I presume since this guy is a doctor he is aware of that and monitoring you for those issues.
I am currently under the care of my primary doctor, a pulmonologist, a gastroenterologist, and a nephrologist - plus a cancer team - they all advocate for a healthy balanced diet with fresh vegetables and fruits and reducing or cutting out processed foods - and they all recommend steering clear of any of these popular fad diets. An example of why - remember that the doctor who developed the Atkins diet ended up dying of it!!

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I did use Leto strips, they are really important so you can stay in ketogenesis. Getting to where you are burning ketones takes me 1-3 days, feels a bit flu like. Your keto strips tell you if it's working. Then, everything felt sharper and in focus. Energy was good, weight loss fast (5 lbs a week). I was doctor supervised and saw a nurse every other day. I probably had fibromyalgia at that point, but I wasn't diagnosed at that point. For chocolate, I substituted salty stuff. Kale chips were big for a while. Stevia for sweetener. I drank a lot of homemade lemonade flavoured with stevia. Herbal teas. I drowned myself with fluids, sweetened with stevia. Careful of caffeine, it can mess with keto.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When I was burning ketones I felt very good...just saying.

posted over 5 years ago
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