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Misdiagnosed As Diabetic

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  • Posted By: KarenC55
  • August 7, 2008
  • 06:12 PM

About two years ago I was having some difficulties. I was irritable, tried, cranky, my abdomen was bloated, I couldn't go to the bathroom, my skin itched, my sinuses were clogged, my skin was breaking out, I was having what appeared to be some type of seizures where my arms would ***k uncontrollably, I was thristy frequently, my head frequently felt like it was in a fogbank, and my mouth constantly tasted like I'd just drank some glue mixed with a lot of sugar.

Some woman I knew thought I had Diabetes and should see a doctor. Well, I did. The guy barely listened to a thing I said; he only heard part of it. The part he heard related to Diabetes. He did one blood stick, found my blood sugar was supposedly too high, and he told me he wanted to test my urine and blood.

Before the results even came back, he gave me a prescription for five different pills, even after I told him I was sensitive to medication! One pill was for Lipitor, one supposedly protected my kidneys, another was supposed to control blood sugar, and two others I don't recall very well.

Then the results came back. My cholesterol was 114, and when I told him I didn't think I should be taking it with my cholesterol that low, he got ticked off at me and claimed it was to protect my arteries from having problems. It also turned out that women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or who are nursing shouldn't even take it! He assumed that because I was 44, I wasn't going to have another child!

It also turned out that my kidneys were fine. I told him I didn't want to take those pills since that was the case, and he became irritated with me, saying in a condescending tone that the pills were supposed "to keep your kidneys functioning in ten years as well as they are today." My liver also checked out OK. He also didn't do any fasting tests, any glucose tolerance tests, or any of the standard protocols to determine if I even had Diabetes or not! Why he pushed those pills on me is a mystery.

Then a friend gave me a book on food allergies, and every symptom I had was listed neatly in one of the paragraphs! I thought about it and realized that every time I quit ingesting cow milk products for long periods of time, every symptom would vanish totally. My mate and I discussed it, and I threw out the pills, the testing strips, and the glucose meter. I went back on a completely cow-milk free diet, started taking Vitamin D supplements, Lysine, and Vitamin B complex supplements. I have been fine ever since.

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