I have been primal/paleo for the last four months and followed a Weston Price style diet before that. Lots of fermented food, pastured meats, organ meats, raw dairy, fermented dairy and no grains, I am allergic. I had IBS from the grain allergy but have not felt anything from it in over 8 years.On the Weston Price diet I was still having hormonal issues and candida issues so I decided to get as back to basics as one can get.
My first month of going primal seemed fine and I know my messed up hormones are adjusting because I am getting less menstural pain, I am ovulating for the first time, no crazy pms cravings and so forth. I am still eating dairy since it never gave me any issue, eating raw fermented vegetables, drinking kefir, eating yogurt, limiting my fruit intake and carbohydrate intake.
Within the last three months, though, I have been dreading my cycles because, before I menstruate, during or after or sometimes all throughout I started getting all sorts of weird stomach problems. Nausea, IBS like flare ups with pain, diarrhea, shivers, heartburn, gas pains and just a general sense of unease all accompanied by anxiety.
This past cycle as soon as I finished I noticed that every time I fasted a bit during the day the next day I would be nauseous sometimes with diarrhea, headache and stomach pains.
Also I was sick for the first ten years after I was born off and on with projectile vomiting , heavily dosed on antibiotics and today I still do not know what I was sick with or what lasting effects it may have left, but I am at my wits end I feel as if I am doing everything right and I just keep falling. Any advice would be so greatly appreciated.
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on July 06, 2011
at 10:52 PM
Sounds to me like a problem with LC paleo. I had something similar, most severe in the first couple periods after I went VLC. I also had IBS caused by grains, asymptomatic now on a 'primal' diet. And my body loves fatty dairy.
I would try eating the starches most people deal with the best and see if that resolves the issues. Sweet potatoes, potatoes, white rice.
on July 01, 2011
at 06:58 PM
I agree with Sara. Sounds like a problem with dairy. Have you ever tried eliminating it?