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Posted by: Pippa from Scotland
03/08/2004, 08:14:30


I am intrigued to see in the March April BEBRF magazine talk of low carbohydrate metabolism in BEB.
Strangely enough I tried the Dr Clarkes low carb diet 6 months ago and although after an initial loss of 6lbs I did not lose a single pound for 3 months I still kept on to the diet because i generally felt so good with it. I wonder if it might possibly have inadvertently helped my BEB too, and maybe I felt good because my eyes were not quite so bad! I came off the diet and my eyes have in fact not been quite so good but I had put that down to other causes. Has anyone lese tried this?
Has any research been done on low carb diets for BEB?
I also read the mail asking about sleep problems. I know when my Botox is wearing off because I start having problems sleeping. I feel as though someone is shining a bright light into my eyes...even when they are closed! Does anyone else have that feeling? If not, then what is it that prevents sleeping?
I also find that one, or even two alcholic drinks (a wee dram, as we would say in Scotland) about 5.00pm will help me keep my eyes open in the evening but if I imbibe a few more at a party then I really suffer with my eyes the next day. Anyone else have this problem? It irritates my husband greatly ;) as I cant drive him home even if I am the only sober person there at the party!
Pippa from Scotland, where the sun is shining in a cloudless sky, iris reticulata bulbs have appeared before the crocus, and with 2 degrees of frost outside.



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Posted by: Kathleen
03/08/2004, 13:53:39


I haven't tried the low carb diet since the onset of my beb, but am willing to give anything a try. It's interesting that alcohol helps your eyes - I have just the opposite reaction within a short time of drinking alcohol and it seems to keep my eyes miserable for at least a day afterward. I'm jealous of your iris bulbs - we have a while to wait for that, but it is starting to smell like spring here so can't be too much longer to wait.



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Posted by: dottie
03/10/2004, 10:16:15


I tried the Atkins low carb diet, in 1999 and lost 20 lbs. Shortly after I started having trouble with my eyes. I would not say that the diet was the cause. I was not diagnosed until 2001 with BEB. I think it is something that happens that nobody knows why. Sugar is what makes my eyes bad, having a drink probaby relaxes some. Spring is in the air, my daffodils are popping up, and it was 24 degrees this morning.
Dottie


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Posted by: Claire from Canada
03/13/2004, 19:47:17


Hi,

For any medical condition, I beleive that the way we look at things helps the way we deal with them. I have been on the Atkins low-carb eating plan for a couple of weeks now. OK, so I did also lose about 6 lbs, (trying to lose 15). I must say that I feel better, and more energized; this, in turn, makes me feel better all around, and my condition, although not improved in the least by my new way of eating, seems not as difficult to bear. Does this sound logical?

Claire from Canada




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Posted by: June in Toronto
03/14/2004, 04:34:28


Women aren't always supposed to be logical Debbie its all part of our fascination:-) Haven't seen you posting for a while - glad you are ok. Good luck with the new way of eating - I lost 30 lbs about 2 years ago and have maintained it since. I love the size clothing I now wear - even If don't like the look of my eyes! I got a freebie photo taken at a Life Fest exhibit yesterday and its such a shock to see me!!!! My eyes look shrivelled and, as I can't wear eye makeup anymore, they just look....ugh!

June from Toronto, Canada




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Posted by: Claire from Canada
03/18/2004, 19:59:44


Hi June,

Good for you for keeping the weight off!! You will be my inspiration!!

I also find it odd to look at myself in the mirror or in photos; I don't look like me. I always expect the former me to be looking back at me from the mirror, but she is gone. I really look different, another person.

Have you had the myectomy? I will have a partial myextomy done on April 30th, and I have an odd concern: will I look more like the former me? Can't wait to see. My husband is sure that the operation will make me look a little more like I did, although, with the Meige and the meds for it, my features are changed: my cheeks are more hollow and my smile is strained, to say the least. Whichever way I look after the surgery, I sure hope it looks half-decent, and more importantly, I look forward to seeing!!!

Have a nice evening!

Claire from Canada (where Winter is back in the National Capital Region; it's not snowing, but it sure got colder this week!!)




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