I went full carnivore around October or November 2018 and have been since, with a small handful of exceptions. Overall, massive improvements in health have been seen. But about 3 weeks ago I got sick with a very nasty cold, during which time I decided to fast for 3 days. Fasting isn’t new to me - I’ve done several 2-3 day fasts in the previous 5 months of being carnivore. But after I started eating again, I decided to try eating some raw honey. I don’t remember if I was craving something sweet or if I just wanted to try something a bit easier to digest than meat to help me recover, but I had a spoon full of raw honey for about a week straight. This honey was obtained from a local farmer’s market and had been sitting in the pantry for around 4-6 months since I purchased it. I had 1-2 tablespoons of the honey every night for about a week. It gave me an initial boost, but I noticed I had severe insomnia pretty randomly. I thought at first it was due to my body fighting the cold and congestion, and that may have been the case but the insomnia at night was pretty frequent. After the week of eating honey I decided to stop. I think my sleep has since resolved, but something has felt off since then. Water tastes less good. I have a little less energy and need maybe an hour more sleep per night. And I’ve gotten a headache almost every day without fail since then. Sometimes I get the headache right after I eat my first meal of the day, sometimes it comes in the form of an ocular migraine, and sometimes it just randomly occurs. In the case of yesterday, it occurred a couple hours after dinner and got worse through the night, waking me up several times before it got better. Today I have had my third ocular migraine in a seven-day period. Previous to this week I have gotten only one of these migraines since starting the diet about 5 months ago, and I believe that was a result of eating frozen turkey (my regular diet consists of only beef products).
So I am quite concerned. 5 months of continuous, albeit sometimes rough improvement and then it all derails. Thankfully my brain fog is not back, but it is rather uncomfortable to have a headache 50% of the time. Additionally, any time I get an ocular migraine it seems to be accompanied by a tremendous amount of bloating and gas. Some of the headaches, like the one last night, feel like the ones I used to get when I got back from a long, hot hike when my body wasn’t used to the exertion.
I may get medically evaluated if these headaches don’t resolve in the next month or two, but I doubt that will lead to anything more than a recommendation of some pain med. Other than the headaches things seem to be mostly normal.