I’m new here. I’m 35 years old and I tried keto last year. I wanted to see if anyone else has experienced what I did so that I can avoid it this time around. I got interested in keto after watching a lot of videos from Thomas Delauer and decided to go all in (probably my first mistake) and do what he described as a therapeutic ketogenic diet where your fat macro is at 80%. I was taking a magnesium and potassium supplement as well as making sure I was getting plenty of minerals (ie. sea salt, magnesium, potassium, zinc, etc.). Within about 2 weeks of that I started having severe breathing problems. I would try to sleep and would wake up because I wasn’t breathing. It was pretty scary… I assumed that it was due to my keto diet because nothing else with my health had changed except for that so I went and ate a huge bowl of carbs (oatmeal) and within 1 hour my breathing was back to normal.
So it’s been around a year and I’ve been too scared from that experience to get back into trying Keto even with a lower fat macro. Has anyone else experienced this? If I can pinpoint the cause so I can avoid that in the future I’d like to get back into keto.