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SScott
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I am losing weight at a crazy rate. I started at 150lbs 3 months ago and am down to 130.

I am on Doxy, Rifamprin and Bactrim. Also on:

Magnesium (500)
Acetyl L Carnetine
Sam e
COQ-10
Alpha Lipoic
Kiefer
Lots of pro-biotics
Garlic

I can eat as much as I want, I eat high protein low carb and it just runs through me - 5 soft stool/bowel movements a day. The more I eat the more I go. This is becoming
troubling. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Razzle
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Are you taking any fiber supplements? This may help some. The best fiber supplement I know of is flaxseed meal, because it is low glycemic, and does not have added sugar. The flaxseed meal can be added to pretty much any food - personally, I find it tasts good on yogurt or whole grain cereal.

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Lymetoo
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I add a tsp of flax seed meal to one tsp of fiber supplement.

Maybe the garlic is causing trouble?? Kiefer could too if you're taking a lot of it. Otherwise it is good for you.

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Could be a lot of things...

Are you eating the same as you used to, or have you switched to healthier foods (i.e. more fruits, veggies, proteins and less junk)?

Are you eating a lot of gluten? This can cause the looser stools.

Have you tried a break from antibiotics to see if this improved?

Candida can also play a role in this, even though you're on probiotics. May be a good idea to get that checked with a stool test.

Seems lymies tend to go one way or the other on weight at some point, either they can't keep it on, or they're gaining like crazy. I'm in the can't keep it on category, but then I changed my diet to eliminate pretty much all junk as well, so just cleaner eating affects my weight. Some days I feel like I'm eating constantly, but in reality it's all healthy stuff and really not large quantities at a time.

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glm1111
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Check out the symptom list for parasites. People with Lyme are usually loaded and they can steal your nutrients and cause weight loss especially if you have a tape worm.

Do a search on here by typing parasites into bar at the top.

Gael

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