Laura said:A year went by, the KD came along, and naturally she went on that. At first, things went well, but then, bizarrely, everything positive started to reverse and a whole host of symptoms came to the fore. So, off to the endocrinologist who ordered about every test in the book including scans. The test results showed very high ferratin levels, high (but not alarming) hematocrit, higher than should be glucose, low vitamind D again.
So I'll be going to give blood myself. One of the things noted in all the research I've been doing is that the individual with this condition feels better after giving blood - they get their energy back, the head clears, etc. So we'll see if it has that effect on me.
My hematocrit is tested each week since I give plasma each week. I have noticed over the years that the level of my hematocrit was always normal if not sometimes a bit low but since the low carbs high fat / paleo / keto / diet the level has increased. And in the last few months, I was approaching a level that not only I did not like but that it could be dangerous for my health. The nurse where I give plasma asked even me if I was eating nails ! :(
So I had to do something to reduce it.
Then in the last month, I did more physical exercises ( hiking, skate skiing, Cross-country skiing), drink more water and kept giving plasma. When I was tested Monday morning, my hematocrit was back to normal.