I’m a 32 year old male who has been doing intermittent fasting for about 6 months with moderate carbs. I take Lexapro for anxiety, and I noticed that later into my fast I would feel great. Not only was I dipping my toes into ketosis, I was teaching myself to deal with the cortisol of fasting and learning that it wasn’t actually anxiety and would go away upon eating a meal.
I decided to take the plunge and make my meals keto. I’m definitely past keto flu stage because I’ve felt amazing for about 2 weeks, reaping the benefits of relaxing ketosis and lots of energy. I also workout every day either weights or cardio. Well yesterday, after going several days feeling great and in ketosis, I noticed signs after having my morning coffee that my anxiety is back, but in the background. Just enough to make it hard for me to focus at work, with that uneasy feeling. Could this be my serotonin levels dropping slightly? Am I one of those people who genetically just needs a little more carbs at night to produce more serotonin? Or perhaps cortisol issues? I should mention that the anxiety is paired with waking up at 3am feeling wide awake and having to fall back asleep again. Help, I don’t want to give up on keto