Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Diet modification"



Why Patients Stopped Using Diet modification (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 18
Did not seem to work 16
Expense 6
Course of treatment ended 4
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Not indicated 1
See all 35 patients who’ve stopped using Diet modification


Currently Using Diet modification
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 28
2 years or more 71
Stopped Using Diet modification
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 10
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 6
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 11
21 30%
39 57%
8 12%
1 1%
11 16%
31 45%
A little
19 28%
Not at all
8 12%
5 16%
2 6%
3 10%
6 19%
< $25
15 48%
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7 patient evaluations for Diet modification

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:

See chasmengr's full Diet modification history

Sep 8, 2012 (Started Aug 08, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Weight loss: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I think WW's zero-point assignment to some foods is bogus. My weight loss plateaued in two weeks after losing 4 pounds right off. I am now using with much more success and no cost.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
FM:2y Dx
I am: b
I have:

See NireSt's full Diet modification history

May 28, 2012 (Started May 25, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm on a low-carb diet. Prior to that, I was having a panic attack about every 1.5 hours due to low blood sugar. In just three days I was able to go 3.5 hours without eating. My Naturopathic Doctor (ND) advised me to restrict dense carb intake to 90 grams/day. I use the iPad app MyNetDiary to track my Calories and fat, carbs, protein. My diet now consists of mainly non-starchy vegetables (half raw), animal protein, nuts and seeds, other healthy fats like coconut oil for stir fries and olive oil for salads, very little fruit (like 1/2 cup of blueberries), and a smidgen of dense carbs, like a slice of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain bread and a couple of rye flatbread crackers. At first I tried for a fat:carb:protein allocation of 30% 35% 35% (for 2000 Calories/day) but it's turning out to be closer to 50% 20% 30%, which I think is OK. I'll write more as I go along. BTW, the unexpected benefit is that I'm losing weight, despite being at 50% fat intake. I know people lose a lot of water weight on low carb diets because of muscles shedding glycogen. It will be interesting to see how much weight I lose. My ND also said I should be feeling less pain in 5-10 days. Evidently hypoglycemia can cause muscle pain. It makes me wonder how much fibro-pain is from comorbid hypoglycemia.

  • 0 helpful marks
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
39 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

See kitty-punk's full Diet modification history

May 26, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Gastroparesis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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