So two questions: 1) Does anyone else have an icky "metallic" taste in their mouth due to ketosis? And is this a dangerous sign? 2) Is it unhealthy or dangerous to one's health to be in ketosis often...? My husband worries that it could potentially be breaking down my muscles and/or putting strain on my organs if I don't eat more carbs...?
Thank you, Celticcavegirl for your thoughtful response. I don't think I've ever had my leptin levels checked before...?? Next doctor visit I'll ask about that. Unfortunately, since I just moved from Santa Fe to Boise, I have to find another doctor here. What I do know from my lastest bloodwork is that my T3 is just below normal. My T4 is within normal range, but on the low end of the norm. My iron levels are all normal. I don't think I've ever had a bone density test either.My doctor in SF told me that my insulin is very low, and I think you're right in saying my body is not good at producing insulin as a correct response to carb consumption. She told me that I am a "diabetic type one and a half!" and that there is really no cure/treatment for this that she knows of, beside managing with diet. That is why she suggested that I follow the paleolithic diet, which I have for about 5 months now. I started off with 30 mg of armour thyroid, and after 9 weeks there was no improvement, so now I'm taking 60 mgs daily. I don't really know if it's helping much. Since I started the thyroid med and the paleo diet at the same time I don't know which is helping more. Likely the diet.My doctor firmly believes that the mercury in my body from cavity fillings (I have six plus a crown) as well as frequent fish/tuna comsumption is the cause of my hypothyroidism and until I get my fillings replaced and do chelation that I'll still have all these symtoms. She gave me a chelating agent and I took a urine test to check my levels of mercury. She said you cannot tell from a blood test because merc stores in your organs and doesn't stay in your blood.I don't know the cause of my low insulin or why my body is not producing enough. I just eat "all the time" as my husband puts it... (at least a little something every two hours) and if I consume too many carbs in one meal my heart races and I feel very anxious (as if I've taken cocaine or speed) and then after about an hour I'll crash and start to feel hungry again. I'll try to google some of those terms you suggested about hypothyroidism, low carb and leptin, maybe I can find some more clues. Thanks again!
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