question about illness and LL

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  1. silhouettes

    silhouettes Silver Member

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    well not so much illness but a couple of weeks ago i was in a car accident and have whiplash. I have a displaced rib, vertibrate in my neck and my skull on the right hand side is slightly displaced too (sounds much worse than it is tbh). My injuries are taking quite a while to heal and i hadnt thought at all about my diet during this time. I have stuck to LL completely but remember something being said about not doing it while ill. Would this count for me because i really really dont want to stop LL atm?
    any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated

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    I have know medical experience but would have thought it would be ok to continue. I think when they talk about illness that they mean serious illnesses because most people seem to have coped and carried on when they have had flu or similar.
     
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    Well done for sticking to it - I think the general medical advice in your case would be that you can continue (always best to check with LL medical if you're unsure - we can give you our common sense opinions here, but LL medical know the rules and regulations and clinical recommendations) and well done for sticking to LL whilst injured - I know I would have been self-medicating with comfort food - you've shown a very mature, considered approach. Due to the level of healing needing to take place LL medical may be able to advise if you need to make any adjustments to your intake - but to be honest I have been in ketosis for several days (with a few slip ups due to medication sending me doolally) following a wisdom teeth op and everyone is very surprised at how quickly I have healed (gums are completely healed) despite my low calorie intake - so I must be getting all the nutrients I need for my jaw bone and gum tissue to regrow.
     
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    Oh and just to reassure you - they wouldn't make you stop, they would probably just give you advice and the dos and don'ts.
     
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    ty for your replies,
     
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    Hiya

    As with any medical situation you should always consult your own GP and ask for his/her advice on whether to continue on the diet while healing.

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