TMAU disorder

By Gwen214 Latest Reply 2013-02-10 00:58:37 -0600
Started 2013-02-09 10:35:03 -0600

Has anyone heard of TMAU. I was diagnosed with this disorder recently. Does anyone know anyone with this? It's been stressful trying to balance this and diabetes due to food restriction and now I'm fighting depression. This is not helping my blood sugars. I see a Christian counselor on the 11th because the depression since my diagnoses has been overwhelming. I have been crying for 2 days. I'm unable to concentrate at work, school and volunteering doesn't lift my spirits. I'm just sad. Any suggestions on moving past the depression?

15 replies

Gwen214 2013-02-09 15:35:56 -0600 Report

Oh, didn't know that, thanks for the info about the carbs and does it matter what kind of carbs such as fruit or rice?

Gwen214 2013-02-09 15:33:14 -0600 Report

Yes, I can do whey. I have to find it without soy lecithin. I'm still searching.

jayabee52 2013-02-09 15:41:57 -0600 Report

I buy mine at walmart. It has no soy in it at all. I find it in the pharmacy section near the body building products. It comes in large screw top jars.

Gwen214 2013-02-09 14:25:15 -0600 Report

Yes, high choline foods in meat. I continue to eat lean chicken and turkey, but it cannot be everyday. My gut literally hurts. No legumes, it says no dairy, but for some reason cheese and yogurt doesn't have an adverse reaction. So most oft protein source is coming from dairy. Which we have to limit because of the sodium for diabetes. My triglycerides are high and I'm assuming its coming from the cheese. But definitely stay away from beef and pork. If I even try to eat those meats, I'm in serious pain and its just not worth it.

jayabee52 2013-02-09 15:31:53 -0600 Report

How about whey protein shakes? I use those to bring up my protein since I need to increase my protein due to dialysis.

Triglycerides may come from cheeses, but what I have read is that trigs come mostly from excess carbohydrates which are stored as lipids (fats).

Gwen214 2013-02-09 13:48:24 -0600 Report

Yes, I've been taking the vitamins and watching what I've been eating, which is a challenge because if my diabetes. Im working with my nutritionist and pretty much being my own science project, writing foods down that works what doesn't work, which I have to be careful with my diabetes. I'm hitting many lows and not getting enough protein. . It's definitely a process. Sigh! I mean yeah it's a total downer. I guess with not many people replying its a no to knowing anyone with this to include having diabetes. Oh we'll.

jayabee52 2013-02-09 14:18:14 -0600 Report

Are you supposed to limit protein? I hadn't investigated the meal planning aspects.

It is like having diabetes, you become your own lab rat and science experement.

Gwen214 2013-02-09 12:05:49 -0600 Report

Yes, I've done the research. The smells that exude from my body permeates the whole office at work. Psychological this is overwhelming. Thank you for your information. I was also wondering if anyone has heard of it or knows anyone with it.

landi 2013-02-09 12:02:21 -0600 Report

According to Nationa Genome Institute: "Trimethylaminuria is a metabolic condition in which an individual is not able to convert trimethylamine into a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide. " Do not get depressed, this is not something bad although you might think so for now. Get some more info at: