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Gross alert: Why do I feel this way?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 07, 2012 at 3:03 PM

The past couple of days I have been nauseous, and experiencing diarrhea (I know, I know, ew) and the only thing that was different was that I had taken a muscle relaxer a couple of nights ago. Otherwise, my diet has been normal, though I will admit, slowly causing me some stomach issues.

Yesterday I had sausage, eggs, turkey avocado bacon tomato lettuce wrap, and meatballs / zucchini in marinara sauce.

I have mentioned this before, but I wondered if looking into FODMAPS would be beneficial, as I had zucchini, avocado and tomato sauce yesterday, so I wonder if this is an issue?

Greatly appreciated, since going paleo is supposed to be good for my health, lol

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on December 16, 2012
at 04:57 AM

+1 You're almost to 10K on PH Jules, but we might have to deduct points for bacon burning. :-)

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on November 02, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Starchy tubers and cooked pumpkin seem to, uh, firm things up a bit for me. Back when I was first starting LC (before I knew much about Paleo) I had diarrhea for months, turned out fish oil supplement was to blame.

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on August 07, 2012
at 04:06 PM

I don't normally take muscle relaxers, thanks for the suggestion, I will wait it out. I haven't actually had sausage in months, I had bought some for breakfast from Whole Foods, so I have eaten it only yesterday and today, otherwise, I stick to grass feed beef/bison/chicken.

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(456)

on August 07, 2012
at 03:57 PM

*indulgences. I hate noticing typos after I've posted.

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

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on August 07, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I find that nonpaleo indulges can sometimes take a few days to leave completely. I had a small indulgence on Sunday and am still feeling it. Also, have you taken a muscle relaxer before? I took one once years ago, pre-paleo, and had diarrhea for days because of it. Get back to your routine and if your body doesn't go back to normal in a week or two (or even three), then try switching it up. Also, just to throw this out there, nothing makes me sicker than sausage. Are you eating a lot of processed meats like that?

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on August 07, 2012
at 03:22 PM

I have noticed that lately, probably within the last month I have noticed some issues in digesting, but shrugged it off as I was sadly indulging in non paleo things more than I should have been. Though lately I have been sticking to my standards, and still I have an issue.

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on October 17, 2012
at 12:46 PM

I am also considering going low-FODMAP (but your sample diet doesn't look all that FODMAP-y) but am playing with decreasing fats & increasing veggies & starches first; too much fat can promote too much GI motility.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on December 16, 2012
at 04:57 AM

+1 You're almost to 10K on PH Jules, but we might have to deduct points for bacon burning. :-)

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on August 07, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I don't think a couple of days along is enough to base any conclusions. Give new routines around 30 days, and see how you feel then. Obviously, if you think your issues are serious you're going to want to make adjustments sooner. I personally don't panic about two days. Two weeks or so would be something entirely different. KCPO.

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on August 07, 2012
at 04:06 PM

I don't normally take muscle relaxers, thanks for the suggestion, I will wait it out. I haven't actually had sausage in months, I had bought some for breakfast from Whole Foods, so I have eaten it only yesterday and today, otherwise, I stick to grass feed beef/bison/chicken.

E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on August 07, 2012
at 03:22 PM

I have noticed that lately, probably within the last month I have noticed some issues in digesting, but shrugged it off as I was sadly indulging in non paleo things more than I should have been. Though lately I have been sticking to my standards, and still I have an issue.

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on August 07, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I find that nonpaleo indulges can sometimes take a few days to leave completely. I had a small indulgence on Sunday and am still feeling it. Also, have you taken a muscle relaxer before? I took one once years ago, pre-paleo, and had diarrhea for days because of it. Get back to your routine and if your body doesn't go back to normal in a week or two (or even three), then try switching it up. Also, just to throw this out there, nothing makes me sicker than sausage. Are you eating a lot of processed meats like that?

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on August 07, 2012
at 03:57 PM

*indulgences. I hate noticing typos after I've posted.

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on October 17, 2012
at 10:28 AM

Nausea and diarhhoea will probably be caused by a temporary illness, rather than too much tomato in your diet.

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on August 07, 2012
at 11:21 PM

Nothing you've eaten appears to be high in FODMAP's except the avocado. It may be that the muscle relaxant had an affect on your GI tract. I'd give it a day or so and it will probably resolve. You didn't say whether you were experiencing gas. If no gas, then probably the relaxant is the cause. Otherwise you could certainly check out the FODMAP diet.

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