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Dairy reintro -- mood seriously affected?


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Hi Whole 30ers,


I completed a Whole 45 (wasn't ready at Day 30 to let it go) and I've been diligently reintroducing foods on schedule. Yesterday was dairy. And, yesterday, I didn't feel that much of a difference: slightly bloated, unfocused, gassy - but nothing crazy. But this morning, when I woke up, my watch didn't fit on its normal rung, my ring was tight on my finger, and I was slightly constipated (which hasn't happened in a long time).


THEN...I went for a run with my husband and I couldn't quite keep pace with him, and I flipped out! I mean, my mood did a complete 180 -- it was like this ugly monster came out expressing my worst fears about inferiority etc...etc... and I started crying and couldn't stop for a while. The rest of the day, I was in a fog, felt like a Mack truck had hit me.


Now, I have not suffered from depression, clinical anxiety or any other psychological disorder, but an occasional freak-out is not entirely out of character for me. But this did not feel like me - and it came out of nowhere - and I was so so sad and down. I have tried finding research about reactions of dairy with mood and I can't find anything that directly correlates, and how quickly mood can be affected.


Questions for this forum:

1. Do you think this behavior could have been caused by simply eating some DAIRY products this day before? I've eaten dairy my whole life and seemingly never had any issues.

2. Has anyone else had this reaction? If so, did you eliminate dairy from your diet from then forward? How quickly (or far after) did you experience these side effects?


I really appreciate any help you can give me. 



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