I have been on paleo for the last 3 years or so. It has been a great experience! I've lost 50 pounds, 3 year long case of heartburn went away, stopped taking antidepressants, etc.
In the last 4 weeks i've been getting more and more stomach-cramps and this last week also the heartburn is back!
Anyone else had this problems after such a relative long time on paleo?
It's freaking me out since i've felt so healthy for so long and now suddenly this comes back and bites me!
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Gah, can't reply directly to your comment. Daz says gallbladder, that could be an issue. But bear in mind that gas can feel very uncomfortable. Gas can be easily caused by many common paleo foods such as cruciferous veg (think cabbage, broccoli, etc.), coconut products (other than oil), nuts, onions and many fruits. If you have been to a doc and she did not say it was gall bladder, it is probably gas. Walking, stomach massage and yoga can help get it out. You may want to look at what you have been eating recently that may have triggered it. Gas and bloating can definitely trigger heartburn, so this is a pretty likely scenario. Check your diet, maybe try low FODMAP for a while to see if it helps, and remember to eat in a calm and unrushed manner. Reducing stress in general is helpful.
For me, heartburn is intimately linked with my digestion. If my tummy is bloated, I get heartburn. That is why I am doing gut healing and IBS healing stuff to fix both my tummy problems and my heartburn problems.
You mention cramps, so it sounds like you may be having digestive issues which are sparking the heartburn. Basically when your system is bloated it's pushing on your stomach and acid goes up where it shouldn't.
Causes of this could be numerous - maybe your overate or your body didn't agree with something you ate. Or maybe you rushed a meal or ate whilst stressed. Have you taken any new medication or ate something new? Have you been stressed recently? What other new stuff has happened in your life?