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2 days ago · Eliminating Foods for Neuropathy pain in Neuropathy

@helennicola, @catro I also only eat a few carbs, no alcohol, and no caffeine. It seems to help each day for my neuropathy. Perhaps the carbs cause less blood circulation briefly because of the neuropathy although I am not a diabetic. Limiting my carb intake to 100 grams or less per day seems to be very helpful for me. My 90 yo mother does the same and it helps her have less pain with her neuropathy. About 3 years ago she was diagnosed with diabetes but the neuropathy she had many years before. Her diabetes is very well managed with food and diet. She takes no oral medications or subcutaneous injections of insulin. Every 3 months her PCP orders a hemoglobin A1C with positive results for her blood sugar. Keep trying to avoid or eliminate certain foods from your diet to see what works best for you. Hope this helps. Wish you well.

Tue, Mar 31 8:07am · Sudden loss of taste or smell. What could this mean? in Women's Health

Hi @nclarnclarke001. Have you other underlying medical condition? I too all of a sudden had a lost of taste because I was overly sensitive to the sweetness in food. It was difficult to eat because all food tasted very sweet. Nothing tasted the same as I knew it. Two months earlier I had a ruptured AVM with partial repair. My medical team had no answers and were baffled of the cause. I later started again my multivitamin which I had taken before my AVM and without problems. After 4 days I developed a bitter taste. I stopped it at once and the bitterness slowly dissipated. After 3 days it was completely gone. I attribute the bitterness taste to the iron content. My next attempt will be to try a multivitamin without iron. I will say after a month or 2 of being on the Keto diet my taste came back. I was so delighted to be able to enjoy foods again. I think it had to do with eating very few carbohydrates. I hope you solve your mysterious change in taste and smell. Rely on yourself to find answers and be positive.

Tue, Mar 24 4:57pm · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

@johnbishop TV shows help a great deal to pass the time. I started doing the Sit and Be Fit workout. The 30 minute show seems to end quickly for me. Now, I continue the vestibular therapy for my motion sickness until I can eventually use the elliptical machine for exercise.

Mon, Mar 23 9:04pm · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi @johnbishop. That is awesome you are doing all those exercises! I have never seen the sand dune stepper before. Exercise has many benefits so keep up the good work. How do you use it without getting bored? I started home care physical therapy last week to help with my balance issues. I do daily exercises to decrease dizziness. It seems to be working. The less dizziness I have the more activities I can enjoy.

Mon, Mar 23 4:10pm · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi @johnbishop. I have been looking at the attached article. Seems like a simple idea to follow. Since I’m on the keto diet and a pescatarian, the five rules should not be difficult at all. I will continue to research the information before trying this diet. Did you exercise regularly while on the keto diet? I did not. After looking at my blood draw results I questioned why my blood sugar was in the high 90s. My PCP was not concerned to point it out but I am because I want to avoid diabetes. The dizziness from the AVM has been limiting my abilities. I plan to do what I can to exercise vigorously 3 times per week. Thank you for the information. I appreciate your help. I am happy you found a diet that worked for you.

Mon, Mar 23 12:55pm · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi @lisalucier. Thank you for your assistance with my post. I am trying to figure out why I have weight issues when despite all my attempts I have not been able to lose any weight since the AVM. I am wondering how to lower my blood sugar count. Why is it high when I am on the Keto Diet?

Mon, Mar 23 11:07am · Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Survivors and side effects in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

I have had an AVM rupture with repair 3 years ago. Since my last surgical repair I was left with neuropathy on one side of my body. At the time the surgeon told me it would go away but I still have it. I have difficulty losing weight since the AVM. Before my AVM I had no weight issue. Not sure exactly why when I switched to a Keto diet 6 months ago. Has anyone overcome the same experiences?

Sun, Mar 15 12:07pm · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

@acoylenp01 No, I have not tried vestibular therapy. I am seeing my PCP this Monday and planning to ask. I tried finding an EMT md who has the experience but could not find anyone nearby. Will let you know. I have had physical therapy in an outpatient and home health care setting. It helped me to progress from wheelchair to cane. I plan to have more home care PT to learn to ambulate outside my new home on uneven surfaces. Has any doctor recommended the vestibular therapy to you? While I was in the ICU no one mentioned anything to me. After a month, during my follow up check up with my neuro surgeon, he told me to do as much PT for walking as I could tolerate. I always have pushed myself to do the home tasks of cooking, cleaning, and laundry. I do get tired but plan my tasks with intermediate breaks. Just 5 months after my AVM rupture I was a volunteer tutor for a semester. I started doing the tutoring again and plan to be a substitute teacher.