i have been reading and posting here for about six weeks now. That is how long i've been following the diet. Today I am happy to say that I feel good. In fact, i've had four days of feeling good again. I must admit that there were times that I thought i'd never see light at the end of the tunnel. I experienced exactly what has been described here by stan and so many others - a period of feeling better for a few hours and then it seemed as if I regressed back to where i'd started. I would come here and ask questions hoping to hear that this was normal. I would hear that it was normal....But I still doubted. For some reason though, I just kept doing the diet and didn't waiver. Then a few days ago it was as if I turned a corner and i've had four really really good days. I've had a few of the more minor symptoms (flushing a bit about half hour after eating, or a slight headache when it's time to eat) but they are easy to manage. Gone is the crushing fatigue and weakness, heavy limbs that felt like I was walking through concrete, a feeling of my head in a vice, trembling hands, and I haven't had a panic attack in almost two weeks! That's huge. Another big improvement too is that I can now feel when i'm beginning to crash. Before, I had no warning because I was pretty much crashing all day long. Now, I get a feeling that I recognize and I can eat an appropriate food like a few nuts or a bit of meat and veggie and it goes away. My meals are able to be a bit further apart now too so that has helped a lot. I still never go more than 3 hours without eating but at the beginning I was eating something about every hour.
Just wanted to say, hang in there and don't give up. I know i'll have more times that are bad, but at least I have hope that there's a good time coming at some point too.
Thank you to all who have posted your comments and encouragment here. It's a tremendous help and for everyone who is afraid and alone and who actually posts a question for you, I think there are many, many more who are just reading, learning and gaining comfort.
Awesome! That's some pretty quick recovery! You have a good mindset too, so that in case you get a bad day here and there as you continue (you may, you may not, no way to know), you know the good will always be behind the corner. One advantage that you have, unlike me who if I feel down I have to think hard to how bad I used to feel, is that you can look at your old posts here to see how you felt, it will give you a good indication of what the diet is doing for you. Good job man!
you have both been so helpful and kind. It's a day to day struggle with hypo in the beginning but at least i've had some reprieve from the symptoms and that makes everything seem much more promising! Who knows what tomorrow will be like? No matter, I will keep doing the things I know to be right and hang in there. A better day will come.