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Board: Depression 12-06-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By NatashaW
B-12 and depression

Just some quick info:

People suffering from depression and even schizophrenia can benefit from
B-12. However, the pill form of B-12 and the B-vitamin supplements don't absorb well. There is...
Board: Weight Loss 12-06-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,831
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Sulphur

Well I can not take any kind of medicine with sulphur in it, but I CAN eat eggs, so I don't think they are necessarily connected. You'd better ask a doctor.
Board: Weight Loss 12-05-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,831
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Sulphur

Just be careful, everyone, because a lot of people may have sulphur allergies and not know it unti they take it for the first time (happened to me).

But it is interesting, the link between sulphur...
Board: Weight Loss 12-05-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By NatashaW
Re: I don't understand

Ok...I was just wondering :) I wasn't accusing anyone. It's just hard to imagine somone losing 233 lbs in a year..I thought that was only possible with surgery.

Lotus Blossom-
Have you tried...
Board: Weight Loss 12-04-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By NatashaW
Re: I don't understand

Maybe it's a scam??
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 12-04-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Are any of the original "fight club" members still here??

You've got everything to lose, BK...your life. But you won't. I have a feeling this hospital will be the best thing that has happened to you.
I'm really, really tired also. I am starting to get my...
Board: Weight Loss 12-03-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By NatashaW
Re: I don't understand

not eating enough calories can actually slow DOWN your metabolism; also, you could lose weight eating 2,000 HEALTHY calories a day compared to 1,000 UNHEALTHY calories a day.

I really don't see...
Board: Weight Loss 12-03-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By NatashaW
Re: 5'3"

It would be nearly impossible to maintain 100lbs at5'3'' unless that was your natural, healthy weight your body had always been at...you would have to practically exist on 7-800 calories a day. You...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 12-03-2005, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Are any of the original "fight club" members still here??

I am very :) :) :) :) :) :) ....that you are taking this step (it's actually a leap) towards a better understanding of yourself and your disorders.

Please check back in if you care to, I'd...
Board: Depression 12-02-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By NatashaW
Re: New here...

I would definitely get a new therapist...asap. It sounds like you are really struggling with you sexuality, thus you identity. It's hard to say if you are genuinely depressed of if it is just a...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 12-01-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Breast Enlargements

I would just do a serach on breast augmentation. There have been some reports of breast implants causing chronic fatigue symptoms, some people have continuous pain. Then can burst which means they...
Board: Depression 12-01-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,624
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Anti Depressants??

Effexor made my depression worse..so bad that I was almost suicidal. I can't say enough bad things about it.
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 12-01-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By NatashaW
Re: help! - aversion to feeding self

I'm not really sure what to say. It doesn't sound like typical anorexia, although I can't rule out that possiblity...are you trying to get your mother's attention?? Consciously or unconsciously, you...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-01-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By NatashaW
Re: CFS and gaining weight

Once again, I never told anyone what to do....and calling me presumputuous is uncalled for. If giving an opinion is presumputuous, then you are are also. I said "I WOULD NOT FOLLOW A LOW CARB DIET" I...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-01-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By NatashaW
Re: CFS and gaining weight

I didn't tell or "dictate" anyone to do anything. And did I say I was an authority? I said that I would not follow a strick atkins diet. There have been wayyyyy too much negative reports on strick...
Board: Diabetes 12-01-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,735
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Is high blood sugar "diabetes"?

Thanks for the replies! I do eat a lot of carbs and sugar and I believe that if probably why my blood sugar is a little high. I guess I am just worried about the future because my grandmother was...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-01-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By NatashaW
Re: CFS and gaining weight

Just a quick note: I tried following a pretty strick low carb diet for a while and it completely drained me of ALL the energy I had. It is beneficial to cut down on sugar, white bread, and potatoes,...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 12-01-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Are any of the original "fight club" members still here??

Also,this may sound trite to you,and I don't mean to sound like a sermon, but if you SHOULD HAVE DIED, as the doctors told you, if in all physical probability you should have died, but DID NOT...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 12-01-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Are any of the original "fight club" members still here??

There are SO many things I could tell you about my bouts with suicidal depression (and my half hearted suicide attempt) because I felt very similar to what you just expressed: "because my problems...
Board: Diabetes 11-30-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,735
Posted By NatashaW
Is high blood sugar "diabetes"?

Hello

I have tested positive for high blood sugar twice (once it was only one point over the "normal" range, and the second time it was 2 points). I notice that the last two weeks I have been...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-30-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Are any of the original "fight club" members still here??

BK...I am so sorry...but I am glad you are back on here to let us know what has been happening to you. I am not going to press the details of your suicide attempt unless you want to talk about it, in...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-30-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,172
Posted By NatashaW
Re: CFS and gaining weight

I can definitely relate, I have put on about 15 lbs since i got CFS although I have been eating the same amount of calories. Really, since I can't exercise, the only thing to do to prevent more...
Board: Weight Loss 11-29-2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Childhood weight issues...

Was that sarcasm? :)
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-29-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Wrong Path!

Why can't you stop?? Because it's an addiction. The binging and food and act of vomiting is an addiction, and will continue even if it "did not help" (you lose weight) and it will probably continue...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-28-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Wanting to starve AND binge!?

Do you actually have days when you binge?? I didn't know if you just thought about binging or if you actually did it. It sounds like you have anorexia..the "voices" telling you to "pig out" aren't...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-27-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By NatashaW
Re: new to the board, looking for help...

Luv4Life- See..you already DO know that bad consequences of bulimia..you just said some yourself... How about taking the first step tomorrow and calling some therapists??
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-27-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By NatashaW
Re: looking for recovery advice

Hun, I think that is something you need to talk to a therapist about...they can help you sort those feelings out. No one can tell you why you "hate yourself"...but if you REALLY hated yourself you...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-27-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Expirience With Bulimia

THere is plenty of stuff online you can read about the bad consequences of bulimia. Like I said in the other post, our "bad" stories will not scare you straight because I know that you already know...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-27-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Wrong Path!

I think you know why it is is bad to be bulimic (not to be mean, but you KNOW...All us bulimics know why it is so bad)...I am sure you have read books on it and researched the health complications...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-27-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Wrong Path!

It is impossible to throw up everything you eat-period. Food enters the digestive tract quickly and can't be thrown up, which is why some bulimics gain weight. It's also impossible to tell whose...
Board: Weight Loss 11-25-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Childhood weight issues...

His weight is in the 90's?? How tall his he?? That doesn't sound as if he has a major weight problem. I was a chubby kid and then I gained height and was then normal weight.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-25-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,554
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Hi Everyone...Having A Very Hard Time Dealing

Fatigue, and depression, can actually lower your IQ up to 10 points. I can't think and rationalize like I used to. I don't know that it has anything to do with blood flow, however. When you're...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-24-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Wrong Path!

I would get back into treatment ASAP because once you start bulimia it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to stop, even if you want to. It becomes a chemical addiction. Is this the first episode of bulimia you...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-24-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,554
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Effexor gave me CFS

Hello...and happy Thanksgiving....

Well, I was on Effexor for approx. 14 months, and it was sheer hell. The side effects weren't so bad at the beginnin; I was on a low dose. But then my depression...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-23-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,276
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Need some Advice PVC's

It took 10 days for my halter results to come in. You just have to keep calling and leaving messages. Sometimes they have the results but still take up to a week to contact you!!
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-23-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,554
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Hi Everyone...Having A Very Hard Time Dealing

Katalina

Just a quick note to say I know what you are going through. I am a 22 year old female, I have had to drop out of college (at this point, can't even do online classes because my memory is...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-23-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,554
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Hi Everyone...Having A Very Hard Time Dealing

That's interesting, because MY chronic fatigue started soon after I went through effexor withdrawls (I had symtoms of withdrawl for 4 months). Effexor is the worst AD EVER and it nearly killed me.
Board: Weight Loss 11-23-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Childhood weight issues...

All in the info I have read says it is "crazy" and "inadvisable" to put an 8 year old child on a diet. Period. "Healthy Food Choices" is the only option. Don't use the word diet. Tell him that "we"...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-23-2005, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,276
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Need some Advice PVC's

OH my goodness! How terrible to have that happen on your wedding day!!

I hope you feel well for the holiday...

Also,what test results are you waiting on??
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-23-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By NatashaW
Re: b12 shots

Thanks, and trust me...I have read all the other posts, especially by uvm...for about the last six months :) I'm practially an "expert"on CFS now except I still can't help myself get better!! I...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-23-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Are any of the original "fight club" members still here??

Glad to hear from you girls!! I was getting a little worried..what about snitter and BKFree?? They were the main "posters" and now they are gone...that worries me...I hope nothing has happened.
I...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-23-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,385
Posted By NatashaW
Re: PLEASE help me stop binge eating ASAP!!

Thanks Kathy and I hope you have a great thanksgiving.

P.S. I had terrible experiences with SSRI's too...and Yes, I have heard of some people gaining 30-40 lbs while on them!! (maybe you could...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-22-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,856
Posted By NatashaW
Board: Heart Disorders 11-22-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,276
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Need some Advice PVC's

What tests did you have done?? (sorry if you already answered that..I couldn't remember...) If your symptoms are very bothersome then it is worth it to try out other meds. I take a low dose calcium...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-22-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,776
Posted By NatashaW
Re: What is wearing a Holter Monitor like?

It's not so bad. The wires are a little annoying. Don't plan on leaving the house while wearing it!And you can just move it to the side that you don't sleep on. It isn't fun taking those little...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-22-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,385
Posted By NatashaW
Re: PLEASE help me stop binge eating ASAP!!

Some BC pills can cause weight gain and increased appetite. The only pill I have ever take that did not cause weight gain is Yasmin (I love it!) ALSO, Anti-Depressants can cause weight gain!! A...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-22-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,689
Posted By NatashaW
Re: tooth decay

WE are not allowed to discuss terri schiavo!! AND there was no proof that she was bulimic..it was ALL speculation...a HOPE for an explaination! Potassium drops immediately when the heart stops..which...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-22-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,336
Posted By NatashaW
Re: b12 shots

I go in for my second b-12 shot tomorrow. So far, no noticable results. In fact, I have felt worse since I got the first shot :(
Board: Heart Disorders 11-21-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,276
Posted By NatashaW
Re: Need some Advice PVC's

Do you get the fluttering feeling, or pain at all??

I get pain and the fluttering when I get stomache cramps so they are definitely related. I wish the fluttering would stop!
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 11-21-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,385
Posted By NatashaW
Re: PLEASE help me stop binge eating ASAP!!

Are you suffering from depression??? (as most people with health problems do to some extent) Could you be eating all these high carb foods to make yourself feel better,as we know that carbs release...
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