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Help!!!
Dec 7, 2005
I'm not up to date about triglycerides, but I need someone to briefly, and QUICKLY, give me some info about test results and what they mean. My brother has been lithium, now off, but on long enough to cause severe damage. He's always had high blood pressure but here recently it had gotten out of control. We were at the emerg. dept. at least 3 times a week, put on 6 different blood pressure med. to try and control it. Dr. thought there was an underlying condition causing it not to be controlled with med. Since the middle of Sept. he's gained 98lbs., developed high sugar, thyroid problems, high cholesterol (371) with triglycerides reading, (brace yourself) 1570. Dr. thinks lithium played major role in all this happening or that he's got metabolic syndrome. He was put back in the hospital Fri., released yesterday. Now he's on 13 different med. He's on crestor, tricor, synthroid, accupril, norvasc, antacand, toprol xl, glucaphage, seroquel, carbatrol, clonidine, klonopin,prilosec. Now what I need help with is, i need to know some healthy foods that won't hurt him. Dr. said no sugars, or carbs., i'm not a health awareness person, and hate to cook, our mom is out of town, or she'd know what to fix.
Re: Help!!!
Dec 7, 2005
[QUOTE=blackwaterfarms]I'm not up to date about triglycerides, but I need someone to briefly, and QUICKLY, give me some info about test results and what they mean. My brother has been lithium, now off, but on long enough to cause severe damage. He's always had high blood pressure but here recently it had gotten out of control. We were at the emerg. dept. at least 3 times a week, put on 6 different blood pressure med. to try and control it. Dr. thought there was an underlying condition causing it not to be controlled with med. Since the middle of Sept. he's gained 98lbs., developed high sugar, thyroid problems, high cholesterol (371) with triglycerides reading, (brace yourself) 1570. Dr. thinks lithium played major role in all this happening or that he's got metabolic syndrome. He was put back in the hospital Fri., released yesterday. Now he's on 13 different med. He's on crestor, tricor, synthroid, accupril, norvasc, antacand, toprol xl, glucaphage, seroquel, carbatrol, clonidine, klonopin,prilosec. Now what I need help with is, i need to know some healthy foods that won't hurt him. Dr. said no sugars, or carbs., i'm not a health awareness person, and hate to cook, our mom is out of town, or she'd know what to fix.[/QUOTE]

Wow, your brother sure is having problems. Didn't the drs. give U any ideas as to what to cook, as there are plenty of low carb things to find on the web, but if he is to have NO sugar or carbs, that is a tuffy. Try doing a search for low glycemic foods and pick out the lowest ones to try and make something out of them. Even fruits and veggies have some carbs, but U will have to decide which are the lowest to use. Hopefully someone can be of better help to you, as I am really lost here. I would definitely call your dr. in the a.m. and ask for some kind of help with a list of foods that won't be harmful. Good luck.





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