Pickle Juice

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  1. DaveFoster

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    In the hospital for low blood pressure and tachycardia after crashing my estrogen with letrozole.

    Pickle juice and milk saved my life, along with deep breathing.

    +1 for pickle juice.
     
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    Holy moly. :eek: Hope you get better soon man.
     
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    Thanks, Charlie. Luckily Ray Peat's recommendations are anti-death.
     
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    Didn't know that was a thing.

    Get well soon
     
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    Take care Dave.

    How do you figure the deep breathing was helpful?
     
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    Thank you guys.

    @tara
    My heart rate got up to 140, and deep breathing kept it below 120. When I stopped deep breathing it shot up again.

    When I got my temps up it also dropped, and the lightheadedness went away.
     
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    Next time in hospital for pickle juice...
     
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    They don't even have salt in the hospital. Ridiculous.

    I swear I'm dying. These are unimaginably bad sides.

    Completely discontinuing for the next few days at least.

    UPDATE: Turns out all my negative symptoms were caused by dehydration.

    Drank enough juice and now I feel hot, like taking 4 grains of thyroid.
     
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    Did they not give you IV drip or are they cost cutting?
     
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    They did, and I was perfectly fine during the process, but aftwards was harsh.

    I threw up about 10 minutes ago because I ate too much food, but I felt great up until that point. A few minutes afterwards, the nasty side-effects returned.

    I just had some pickles, milk, and progesterone. (Ray says progesterone helps the kidneys to retain sodium, and it's definitely helping.)

    Thyroid lowered my stress as well.
     
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    I would give quids to hear/see what the med staff make of that combo!
    Go well and I am sure you will bounce back quickly.
     
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    Thank you. This was really bad timing during finals week. I'm an idiot.

    Any suggestsions for a resting pulse of 100-110? Anxiety is unreal.
     
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    Live and learn and on the flip side you are clearly curious which is a good quality.
     
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    Good advice, I appreciate that. I just made the decision to change my major from banking to medicine, so I guess some good came of it.
     
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    Lad...why letro? Stay safe...
     
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    Glad you are doing alright, now you know more than the mds!
    Low blood pressure and tachycardia - is that what low Estrogens feels like, or this should be the result of the er treatment?
     
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    Actually those things sound pretty much like dehydration
     
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    My RHR is b/w 70-80, i can only imagine what 140 feels, thats a scary thirst i'll say.

    Heres some old thoughts about water, nutrients and de/hydration.
    "You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty - F. Batmanghelidj"
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1jCWpLsmJM
     
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    Thank you guys.

    I think the drug is almost out of my system. Now I'm dealing with HIGH estrogen. Just horrible.

    Progesterone is unbelievable. Completely takes away all symptoms.
     
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    That's awesome. How much progest E did you take? It was progest E, I assume?
     
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