smajean63 Posted August 12, 2014 Share Posted August 12, 2014 This is Day 11 for me after starting over because I accidently ate something with hidden sugars. The major symptoms of inflammatory response for me include bloating, swollen and tender axillary lymph nodes, swollen ankles, and itchy ears as well as elevated morning blood sugars. The first indication of a problem is bloating after a meal. I did well (meaning no symptoms) on first time out, feeling a burst of energy on what would have been Day4 if I hadn't started over again. Unfortunately, that was a one time occurrence. My problem today is what to do about inflammatory symptoms that have returned again. This is the 2nd episode since starting Whole30. After the first occurrence, I reviewed my food log and decided the problem was either eggs, bell peppers or almonds. I omitted all 3 for 2-3 days, then reintroduced eggs, which appeared not to affect my blood sugar and didn't cause an increase in bloating. In fact I felt less bloated as time went on. Then I had bell peppers and eggs for breakfast yesterday and the symptoms returned and peaked this morning with swollen lymph glands, itchy ears, swollen ankles, and horrible bloat. I think I may be on to something but don't know what to do next. Should I start over with AIF or FODMAP? One of the main reasons I started Whole30 is because of a belief that food has more to do with dis-ease than MD's give credit to and that an elimination diet, leading to a major lifestyle change based on the results, would make me a much healthier and happier person. I started an elimination diet before Whole30, the result being that that I was gluten free, but not grain free, before I started the program and was beginning the elimination of dairy before moving on to eggs. I got a list of the six major offenders from a naturopath. Gluten appeared to be a major contributor. What is the next step? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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