Im laughing at myself because i could probably be anaphylactic if i take a protien shake again. Omg. Im glad i know this now. But geez…
A little back story… Ok so i started keto few months ago, was going fine…then my blood sugar started to drop after eating. And was hungry every 4 hours. Looked into that and increased my fats and fiber by nearly 2x. Stopped the blood dropping but i gained weight. I was a little less hungry, about 5 and a half hours between meals.
While researching insulin i ran across leptin research. Im definately having leptin resistance here. So i look into that. I am doing everything suggested … Except more protien. Being a single mom i cant afford a ton of healthy meat, so i opted to try a protien powder.
I know its not keto, and actually was agaisnt it. But to stay full it was worth giving it a shot. I had 2 protien shakes prior to tonight but with half the dose reccomended. The first being maybe a month ago. I had bloating and all of that, and thought it was acv. Then i thought it was cheese. But i wasnt about to give up chese. So i reduced it.
The second time i had it was earlier this week. I had a terrible migraine that lasted 13 hours, (but until tonight didnt correlate it with the powder) i was nauseous and had a small fever. I thought i was either coming down sick or the migraine was making me feel sick and wondering though how a migraine could cause the elevated temp?! There was less bloating the second time. And i felt full for maybe 6 and a half hours.
So earlier today i had a shake. It made me feel so ill. I immidiatley wanted pickle juice and tons of water. (Still clueless to what was happening). So i took tylenol for the back pain and headache i soon developed. I drank some Chicken broth, packed a lunch and went to work. I felt better about an hour later.
This time it kept me full for about 8 and a half hours. After arriving home from work i had dinner but couldnt be satisfied. I tried not to eat but i was sooo hungry. So i had a second salad. An hour later i was hungry. My stomach is growling and saying feeeed me. Right. So i think… Hey protien powder!! Ill have some and feel full and be able to sleep through the night =)
Wrong. This time i decide to take the full 2 scoops to make sure i had the recommended amount and not wake up starving in 5hours. Almost immidiatley this wierd feeling came over me. Within minutes it felt as though my legs were swelling. Then i could feel this wierd sqeezing pain start in my head (turns out to be swelling) and my face. Before i know it, i have a killer headache.
I google headache and protien powder. Read through a plathora of articles, all of which describe part of,my symptoms and say allergy. So i take 3 benedryl. This is probably what saved me tbh. I continue to read , but i feel really bad and go sit down. My lips began to tingle and my face is still swelling at this point. I think about milk… Whey… Casein! Boom.
Google casien allergy. Whallah!! I get up to report all my findings to my son and my tongue is thick. Lol. I took 3 more benedryl .im laughing internally because im an idiot.
The articles on casein allergy say … If you are allergic to casein you had an allergy to milk as a kid… Like OMG im so stupid. Yes!!! I guess i grew tolerant through the years, but there is a threshold … I found it.
And you know what sucks about all of this. Even though i am happy i know not to eat it again, and i am really happy the swelling hasnt spread to my throat… there are 3 downfalls.
- i can not have any cheese
- i will have this damn migraine until tomorrow
- im still hungry and my stomach is growling