Thanks for letting me join healthUnlocked. I hope to find some insight on my issues.
I am 48 yrs old woman, have knee arthritis, hypoglycemia and migraines. I also have low ferritin and low d3. I am vegetarian but eat eggs regularly.
My issue is that so called healthy stuff is not healthy for me. For example fruits and vegetables are cause of headache or exhaustion for me. Lettuce , cucumber, carrot, lemon , lime, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, juicy fruits and many more , after 4-5 hrs of eating them I have burning eyes and feel like I have fever. There is tiredness like exhaustion or Like I am sick. Then there are some vegetables like eggplant, spinach, celery etc that give me headaches. Broccoli and pineapple upset my stomach, even one bite , i face vomiting and diarrhea for the day.
I get severe headache after eating one spoon of sesame seed , flax seed, coconut, coconut oil, fish oil, quinoa, chia seed, multivitamin. This headache turns into migraine sometimes. Eating Wheat or oat causes hypoglycemic symptoms after 2-3 hours of eating. I have dairy ( any form) intolerance. I take milk tea twice a day, because I can tolerate small amount of milk(2%). But tea with whole milk causes headache.
So, I have very limited food items that I can eat. I eat rice, Chana lentil( other types produce gas and minor diarrhea), garbanzo beans, kidney beans, cauliflower, okra and peanuts.
I have never discussed this with my doctor because I know they would not do anything. I talked to few naturopath dr over the phone to make sure if they are able to help me but they said they have never treated a case like me. I don't want to be experiment for them and pay for that too.
I like to know if there are others like me. It is really weird case and I am not getting enough nutrition from my food and can't take multivitamins.
Please don't say that it's all in my head or I should keep eating variety of foods and my body will get used to eat. Please let me know which community I should join based on my issues.
Thanks for reading,