So I had *duh* moment this morning... I remembered reading in stronglola.blogspot.com/
that she had a horrible problem with yeast die off symptoms when she did the Whole30/Paleo challenge, and another of my spark friends had the same thing when she switched to low carb, and sounds to me like you may have had something similar...
Here's the huge list of symptoms:www.thecandidadiet.com/candidasymptoms.htm
Amongst them: Panic attacks, Persistent extreme fatigue, Hyperactivity, Cravings for sweets and alcohol, Insomnia, Poor coordination.
Basically it sounds like your low carb time started the process, but you may not have finished it off. If it's been a long term problem that you didn't know about, and you were feeding it through bread, pastas, sweets, etc., it'll take longer than 21 days to get under control. Take in lots of Salt & fat, no yeasts/starches, and if you dare, cold therapy.
And candida/yeast overgrowth can also contribute to tummy bloating.
This is just my arm chair diagnosis, but think it contributed to your feeling like total poo instead of having the awesome energy other people talk about. I found it amusing that under 'misdiagnosis' is chronic fatigue, the fancy term for adrenal fatigue, it's not a misdiagnosis, it's usually co-occuring and a contributing factor, along with low iron stores, and low thyroid function.
It's a Catch-22: if you have one of the above, it weakens the gut lining (which is where most of the immune system lives), making for prime yeast growing space, making the above factors worse, which makes the candida grow more... vicious cycle.
Not saying that it is the problem, because there's also the potential for your electrolytes to have been way out of whack with fluid loss (again, salt along with potassium, magnesium & calcium intake need to be really ramped up), and some people just take longer for their bodies to adapt to being fat burners.
There's lots of factors to consider, and it's best to focus on one or two instead of trying to hit all of them at once.
And happy early birthday!!! :)
Edited by: LADYROSE at: 6/5/2012 (11:33)
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