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Old Sat, Nov-29-08, 12:14
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Plan: dietician where i work at
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good news is that i am back on metformin, im doing great on it. and i am scheduled soon to have a ultrasound on my ovaries to see how they are doing. i am also on spironolactone. however i am getting bad side effects from that and i am gonna have to go to the doc monday. i am having irregular heart beats and getting dizzy. ontop of that i stay really ill all the time. i know something is wrong because i have not been myself here lately. any other options about what i can do? the spironolactone is for the fluid retention and the excess hair growth.
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Old Sat, Nov-29-08, 15:56
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Fifi,

How much of the spiro are you taking? Are you on anything besides Spiro and metformin? Spiro may causes your potassium levels to increase which can be very dangerous. The dizziness and irregular heart beats may be from the increased potassium. I know you are going to the doctor, make sure he/she knows that you are feeling dizziness and irregular heart beats.
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Old Sat, Nov-29-08, 15:58
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Plan: Gluten free wholefoods
Stats: 173/145/147 Female 5"4.5 inches
BF:37/?/25
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Fifi

Are you low carbing now?
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Old Sun, Nov-30-08, 17:00
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yeah im low carbing. and also yesterday i have a nevrous breakdown here at work. im taking 25mg spiro a day and 1500mg metformin, that is all i take. but my nereves are so bad i want to break something. im so ill all the time. it is affecting my job and my marraige all this week? i feel like im going crazy. so when i go to the doc monday im telling him all of this. i cant do this anymore. i feel like a lab rat instead of a human being and a freak because of my emotions right now. well ttyl when i get back to work....
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Old Sun, Nov-30-08, 19:48
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Plan: Gluten free wholefoods
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What type of low carb plan are you on? How many carbs per day?
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Old Tue, Dec-02-08, 16:37
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i get four carbs at breakfast. four carbs at lunch and three at dinner. and a low carb snack at night.
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It might not be medication related. It could be Acanthosis Nigricans, a skin condition associated with insulin resistance, overweight, PCOS, Type 2 diabetes. (You needn't suffer from all of those conditions in order to develop it. You can find a lot of information about it through Google.

Here are a few of the links I thought had decent information. (The third link has some rather graphic photos, so anyone who is sensitive to such things may want to skip over it.)

http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatolog...is_nigrica.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ac...DSECTION=causes

http://dermatology.cdlib.org/DOJvol...hosis/katz.html

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-...ricans-overview
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Old Wed, Dec-03-08, 16:27
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Do you mean four diabetic excahnges or four carbs? We already referred to this in this thread here: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showpost...18&postcount=11

If you are still eating 210 carbs a day you need to change it in order to relieve yourself of your Acanthosis Nigricans.
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