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Old 09-09-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Barb, I don't recall if I mentioned I've used Atkins since the 70's. If I did already say that, then please forgive me, and I plead menopause confusion!!

In the early 80's I got real stressed out over some personal issues and started eating. I gained many, many pounds. I went back to my safety net, the Atkins diet, and lost 80 lbs in 4 months. I felt wonderful through the entire diet, had zero cravings and improved my health all around. Once you start the Induction period of the diet, it takes about a week to get rid of your cravings, but once they're gone, they're gone!

When I got back on the Atkins diet just last May, I had also added Selenium to my daily vitamins/minerals. In two months, I went from 20+ years of hypo to being hyper. I was shocked! Doc said it was from the weight loss and the added selenium. My thyroid was functioning better! Doc reduced my dosage from 175 to 150, however, I couldn't tolerate the hyper symptoms, so stopped taking my Synthroid for a full 10 days, plus stopped the selenium. Now I'm back to hypo. I want to start up the selenium again, but sure don't want to go back to being hyper. What's a person to do?

I'm feeling so much better these days with all those extra pounds off. Atkins is wonderful.

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It's funny that we were discussing it yesterday and a friend of mine from work called me today. I asked her if she ever tried Adkins. She said yes, as a matter of fact, she started back with it today. She said that's the thing going around the plant now. Everyone's on it and they're losing weight. She also said there's a lot of info on the Adkins website. Haven't had a chance to look yet. Thanks for the info. I'll try it and let you know how it goes. Thanks again.
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I tried "the protein power plan" before I had hypo symptoms about 4 years ago, it is similar to atkin's. I lost about 25 pounds over a three month period. This spring after having symptoms of hypo for at least two years (untreated then, and still) I did atkin's induction for two weeks and lost nothing, and continued to gain, I now believe due to untreated hypo. My story is in "let's post our stories here".

 
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I started on Atkins 3 days ago because I have high blood pressure and hyperinsulinemia. Atkins is supposed to lower both of those things.

 
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What is the Atkins website address..

 
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I don't think we can post urls here, so just go to a search engine and type in Atkins center.

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