kah237 Posted February 20, 2013 Share Posted February 20, 2013 I'm on day 9 of my Whole30, before that I was on-and-off Paleo. Having experienced a recent flare of what the doctor diagnosed as IBS, I was hoping that going fully clean would fix my issues. I had a couple rough days the first week, with a sensitive stomach and awful energy and what I assumed to be the "carb flu". Then for a couple days I felt better. But then the low energy - body aches - bloating - diarrhea -chills- intermittent stomach pain came back, and I'm having those symptoms for the third day in a row. I've been having a lot of trouble sticking to the meal plan even though my food is 100% compliant, because I hardly feel hungry. I eat whatever I can get down, meat if I can because I know I need the energy. I also woke up this morning with awful aching in my left forearm. I have a ganglion cyst in that wrist, but this pain feels more like a muscular ache than my normal aggravated wrist pain. Before going Whole30, I experimented with my diet for food intolerances. Definitely have lactose intolerance, trouble digesting too much fat at once, broccoli and kale seem to be aggravating. I don't drink coffee or eat highly acidic foods because they're irritating. Having read other threads, I saw DO eat more starch and DONT eat more starch as suggestions...I tried adding sweet potatoes (didn't really eat them before) and it seems to make no difference. I saw eggs as a possible issue but I haven't had any in the last few days. Then I found a 'eat less vegetables' article...huh? At this point I just want to make and eat jook (rice porridge) because it's always been so wonderfully soothing on my stomach. I don't want to quit on the Whole30 but needing 3 sick days in 2 weeks of work is just not a manageable transition. Going to try bone broth later today, that seems to be a common suggestion. Sorry this is so long. Any suggestions would be so welcome! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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