My doctor thinks this is the way around my glycogen problems. He also thinks I have a glucose metabolism problem, specifically that I am deficient in the enzyme to get glucose into the brain. It looks like his daughter has this problem and we are very similar in some weird symptoms. So last Thursday I started into a keto diet. Yesterday my ketone levels show that I succeeded in switching over to ketosis. It was a possibility that my body would refuse due to my thyroid meds, but thankfully that wasn't the case. I could feel the difference mentally almost right away. Now I wait to see how long it takes my muscles to accept ketosis.
So if this works, I will be on a keto diet for life. I did Atkins before and crashed when my fat stores ran out. That was when I had severe muscle weakness problems. I didn't know about the need to up my fat intake, so hopefully this time I will be able to maintain health while staying in ketosis. I ordered 30 ducks so that I have a lot of duck fat. I'm making goat cheese. This is a lot of work. But if it works, it will be worth it. I have hopes that I will begin tolerating more foods, have more energy and less muscle pain.
It's hard to eat enough, though. I'm hungry, but I don't have any options, so I will have to cook a bunch tomorrow.