I just joined this forum today and was about to post my own first post when I saw this one and needed to reply. I’m feeling the same way @thejohn since about Dec 9th. That’s 3 weeks now. I could just curl up on the couch and stay there forever. This is very unlike me. I have very little energy and no motivation at all. I could just lie down and sleep several times thought the day. I don’t feel like doing anything at all.
At times I’m having a very high pulse, with my heart feeling like it’s going to pop put of my chest other times I’m having heart palpitations and at other times I’m having low blood pressure with a chest tightness or a feeling like I can’t take a good deep breath of air. It’s almost like asthma or maybe an anxiety attack. This happens 2-3 hours after I wake up, until just about an hour or so after I eat my first meal, but not at any other time of the day.
It feels like my body hasn’t adapted yet to using fat, but it’s been cut off from high carbs and is running on fumes, since the amount of carbs it’s getting is just not enough to function. A few days ago I thought maybe upping my carbs just a little bit would help until I adjusted to using fat, but that made things even worse. This is pretty bad. I am having a hard time functioning because my memory and my thinking is so slow right now. I read about the keto flu and I thought I was doing everything to avoid it.
I started to put salt into my tea in the morning, since I’m not eating until 11am. Making sure I’m getting salt all day, even between meals. I do use salt in my food and eat a lot of salted butter. I’ve tried supplementing with potassium as well. I already take 600 mg of several kinds of magnesium each day, so I’m really reluctant to up my dosage. I’ve even tried to supplement with calcium to see if that would help.
I think 3 weeks is kind of long to be going through this, and now I’m researching and wondering maybe I can’t use fat as fuel?