Keto Diet & Current Daily Medications

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I stated the Keto diet recently. I have experienced a decrease in energy, very fatigued and bouts of dizziness/feeling light-headed. I am currently taking a low dose Metoprolol for tachycardia and wondering if that may have something to do with it? Has anyone else experienced this on a low carb diet? I also take a birth control pill daily, Sertraline daily and Ambien prn. Any suggestions for what I can do for energy during this process would be helpful. Thanks in advance. 

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    maybe you should run this all past your GP in case there is a 'clash of interests' going on with your diet and your meds - only somebody with a medical background would know what the side effects, if any, would be regarding your meds and advice on a forum from people who do not have this info could be conflicting at the best and dangerous at the worst.

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    The fatigue and dizziness is due to low electrolytes. Insulin is responsible for retaining electrolytes, especially sodium, therefore when insulin is very low as with a keto diet, electrolytes are lost much quicker. You should ideally get some electrolyte tablets but if not try adding some more salt to you meals. This should help smile

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    Keto diet is extremely popular and people, who follow it, never forget to rave about it. This diet helps reduce anxiety, fuels workouts, uplifts mood and helps in getting ripped.
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    I found the source of my lack of energy and dizziness the week I posted this. It was my beta blocker making me feel that way. My dosage had became to high since the diet beacause my heat rate was under control. I am on my 4th week of Keto and I love it. I’m not having any problems and I feel great! Thanks for the comments. smile
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