My circuit board is exploding.
I've tried low carb diets to lose weight, control high insulin levels and achieve lower blood sugars with my diabetes 2. I end up constipated, grouchy and craving sugar with heart palpitations. I've had insomnia from that diet too.
I've recently tried a low fat, plant based diet. I end up depressed and gassy. And my perimenopause symptoms have went off the rector scale since I tried it. I did lose 10# but stopped being able to sleep well.
If I don't lose weight, I'll be put on medication for my diabetes. I'm 51 and miserable. Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, horrible depression and dry skin are driving me crazy.
I've been told: soy milk is good (I think it used to help but not anymore,) that legumes contain phytoestrogens that the body makes into estrogen or progesterone, which ever it needs, that losing weight releases estrogen and lowers progesterone, vitamin d is good or bad??, eating meat and dairy increase estrogen which is bad, wild yam cream can cause cancer...
I'm not sure how to proceed with my health at this point. I know I crave carbs, I'm moody, extremely tired and my blood sugar is not good. I haven't had a period in about 2 months, 3 months before that, which I don't miss.
I just want to feel better and lose some weight. Ideas?