Hello, my name is Kiri, 26 years old, and have been diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome within the last year.
I understand there a varying degrees of the symptoms related to Gilbert's, making it a very difficult condition to get on top of, but within the last couple of weeks I have been struggling more than usual.
In a bid to get 'healthier' I have begun a a diet slightly higher in protein than I am used to having, lowering the carbohydrates (not cutting them out, just ensuring I don't over do them and make sure they're decent things like brown rice, sweet potato etc). My exercise has increased, but no more than I'm used to.
A week into these slight changes an influx of symptoms have hit me, extreme fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain (just under the ribs), brain fog, and when I do 'wake up' a bit I feel like my body just cant get going.
After requesting from the doctor to see a specialist or a dietitian to help determine if it's my new diet that is lacking in something or over doing something, I got the response of "there's no set diet for it, I can give you the number of a weight management service though"... not much help.
Are there any other fellow GS suffers on here that could perhaps relate to how I am currently feeling and give some advice if something has worked for them? All I can think is that I perhaps need to up my B vitamins, eat more iron filled foods... With little information or help from doctors i'm pretty much at a loss with what I can do.