softlysoaring Posted August 8, 2015 Share Posted August 8, 2015 Hi all, So I did Whole30 in July and am doing the "slow roll" reintroduction process—just reintroducing things one at a time slowly as they naturally come up in life, rather than following a strict ten-day reintroduction process that includes some things I don't ever intend to reintroduce, like gluten grains. Anyway, I reintroduced non-gluten alcohol (red wine, tequila) first starting about a week ago and that went fine as long as I keep it to like 1.5 glasses per day (more than that and I wake up in the middle of the night). Last night my husband and I were going out for Mexican so I decided to give dairy a shot. I had a chicken ensalada with lots of veggies and salsa, with jack cheese sprinkled on top and a side of sour cream. I also had one fresh lime juice margarita at the restaurant. Later on, we met up with friends at a bar and I had a couple glasses of red wine. We then walked home and went to bed. (I should note that I was very active yesterday, I walked/jogged at least 5 miles in total throughout the course of the day, and did yoga for 40 minutes as well.) I woke up at 2:45 AM completely wired and unable to get back to sleep, and also extremely nauseous and gassy (TMI sorry). I tossed and turned, watched a little TV, checked Pinterest, cuddled the cat, got up and made a cup of tea and ate a banana to try to help with the bloating and stomach pain. Nothing worked for about two hours, and eventually I drifted off. Between 4:45 AM and 8:45 AM I had no fewer than three sleep paralysis nightmares. I tend to have them a couple times a year and I used to have them more often when I took melatonin supplements, which I haven't taken in months and months and months, and they're never three in a row like that, or quite so terrifying. They were all about being assaulted, harm coming to me and my family, etc. The cat was in my face when I woke up from one of them and I was so frightened I attacked him and scared the living daylights out of him poor thing! I guess my question is, obviously the nausea and gas could be a result of the dairy, but I'm trippin about the night terrors. Has anybody had night terrors or sleep paralysis as a result of dairy reintroduction, or is that just cause I had a glass and a half more than I should have or my hormones were a little wonky yesterday? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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