I recently became a Vegan and this was to try and help my IBS. I am having some issues but they aren't severe. I also have Emetophobia which is a fear of being sick and also being round people that have had tummy bugs/Norovirus. I've had this condition for a very long time and am having CBT at present but am still struggling with this condition.
I have mentioned my diet as I'm not sure if I could possibly be deficient in something as I've been feeling quite down for the past few weeks and can't seem to get out of it. I freely admit I hate the Winter months, I detest the short days and no longer enjoy Christmas so am always glad when it's over but I've never been as bad as I have been this year. Does anyone know of anyone else or maybe you've had a similar experience that has changed their diet and is actually feeling worse mentally?
Also, regarding the Emetophobia, I can quite often panic when there is someone that's had or has a bug, I cannot settle. I just want to try and enjoy life but don't feel I can at the moment. Even if there is someone that I've not been near i.e. they live a very long way from me, if they've been poorly I start to worry. I will open up to my CBT Therapist when I see her but I'm not seeing her for around 3 weeks.
Is there someone that understands nutrition and can see if my diet may be contributing to how I am feeling as I don't understand why I'm feeling like this, particularly as I was fine before I changed my diet.
Thank you very much for reading this post.