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    Linda Buckner
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    @linda50
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    I’m a 65 year old female, 5’7″ tall, and weigh 160 lbs. For about a year now I have been taking very low doses of thyroid and high blood pressure medications prescribed by my doctor, and I also take a calcium supplement that contains zinc and vitamin D, and a Glucosomine/Chondroitin/MSM supplement which seems to help with joint discomfort, and a potassium supplement.

    My questions are:

    Do you think I need to discontinue use of any of those medications or supplements?

    Once I start the PS1000 regimen, if I need to, can I use a fiber supplement that contains only wheat dextrin, no flavors or other ingredients?

    It’s not on the list in the booklet – is melon an allowable fruit?

    Thank you for your help. I’m excited to begin this program, and anxious to hear from you.

    Linda

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Hello Linda and welcome to the program! You are going to love the results you get when you stick to the eating plan and take the drops as directed. Great questions about the medications/supplements.

    As far as the thyroid medication goes, I am not sure which one you are on, but I am assuming it is hypothyroidism? At any rate I would not discontinue the use of any medications prescribed by your Dr. unless you ask him/her specifically. If you are hypothyroid, I think the medication would be of importance while doing this plan as the lower calorie amount could affect you more. I also noticed you are taking a blood pressure medication as well as a potassium supplement? I wonder what BP medication it is because sometimes taking a potassium supp on top of that can cause there to be too much potassium in the blood. Did your Dr. tell you to take the potassium supp? Anyways worth looking into.

    As far as the drops go and the interactions between your above medications and supplements I don’t see any problems. That said should you have ANY concern I would definitely talk with your Dr. prior to starting. If anything listen to your body!

    I would say if you absolutely need the fiber supplement it is fine, but I recommend first going with A LOT of vegetables and some beans…these are far better choices for fiber intake. Often the fiber supplements don’t even really contain all that much fiber as it is. Let me know if that helps? I would wait it out and see if things going ok digestively before starting that.

    Melons are not on the list due to a higher sugar content, that said I have said it before, when faced with the option of melon or cheesecake for dessert and you just have to have something…choose the melon! All will not be lost 🙂

    You will do fantastic on the program and we are here to support you along the way!

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    Linda Buckner
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    @linda50
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    Hi,
    A couple of times I’ve forgotten to use my drops before a meal so I took the drops 15 minutes after the meal. I will try to remember to take them beforehand but if I do forget again is it going to work if I take them 15 minutes after the meal?
    Thanks,
    Linda

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    Jessica Romeo
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    You will be fine as long as you don’t make it a habit. The main thing is to really stick to the diet because really the drops are just aiding you to be able to do that. The diet is the most important component really. You will be fine. Also if it helps you can try setting a timer or alarm on your phone to go off 15 min before you usually eat. I know this has helped many people in the past!

    Great question 🙂

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