Hello, again, Misty. The mystery deepens.
I was checked for thyroid, diabetes, kidneys, liver . . . basically the complete work-up. I had increased vitamin levels, balancing proteins with carbohydrates, balancing fats with fibers, and at my height and body frame, I should only have to consume 1,800 to 1,900 calories a day but had been doing from 2,200 to 2,800.
The only medication I take is occasional D-Mannose for urinary tract infections and no more than 1,000 milligrams of Tylenol per day for osteo-arthritis and sciatica.
The foods I avoid are bread products, candy, pastries, fried foods and fast foods. All vegetables (have allergic reaction to fruit) I like, I eat. I get a minimum of eight grams of protein from meat plus whatever dairy (cheese, yogurt, ice cream and 2% milk). I also eat cashews for the magnesium and a lot of potatoes (either natural potatoes, not processed, or Lay Classic potato chips which are all natural) for potassium. I eat tuna twice a week and use mayonnaise high in Omega fatty acids. I eat two vitamin fortified servings of cereal a day.
I do keep active. Even on days where I do not do a lot what would be considered exercise, I walk. I never sit at the computer or in front of the television for very long at a time. I am always up doing things in between.
My doctor at my last check-up greatly approved of my nutrition changes over the last nine months but cannot figure out why this might be happening.
The only thing that showed up as a bad thing on my test results was urea nitrites which can be attributed to either 11 years of living with a wood stove as our only heat source or our well water. My mother-in-law is having the same issues and also has the urea nitrites, so not sure if they are connected.
I wish there was a teaching hospital near me or even within an acceptable driving distance but there is not.