Iâ€™ve been living 100% raw for a long time (5 years, and on/off for a few before that, Iâ€™m 26 now) but Iâ€™ve also been living with an eating disorder for longer that was primarily set towards binging/overeating. I had managed to stay on a meal plan for six months, then I relapsed for a month, until I become incredibly, frighteningly ill one day with extreme pain in my lower right abdomen. I tried going to doctors, but they couldnâ€™t find anything except that (of course) all my vitals showed me as being very healthy, and my catscan was clean; I took three days of antibiotics out of fear, because I really thought I was going to die. Iâ€™m not sure now if I injured a pelvic muscle while trying to lift heavy things or if this was some form of IBS, but having to eliminate from my digestive system gave me severe, extreme pain every single time it happened. At first I tried juicing, and pineapple juice helped a lot, until I could move to blended food, which I stayed on for a month. I stuck with the blended pineapple for awhile, before it started to turn against me very strongly and I had to give up citrus.
Now the pain is totally gone, and my appetite is somewhat back, so a few days ago I thought I should probably go back to solid food, but still simple meals, no fat. Unfortunately, I realized that something my body had been doing since the beginning of this was still happening â€“ food comes out of my body about six hours after I eat it, looking very recognizable and as if it hasnâ€™t changed at all since it left my mouth â€“ sometimes it floats and seems coated in lots of mucus. So Iâ€™ve gone back to blended food, and I donâ€™t know if it was because I ate a bunch of fresh (not dry) local seaweed Tuesday, but today and yesterday Iâ€™ve felt terrible weakness and fatigue, unbalance. Iâ€™ve started to drink less water (since my system apparently wasnâ€™t comfortable moving food through on itâ€™s own, it required me to drink tons and tons of water all day to avoid pain) and today I had bit of overt fats â€“ some fresh coconut for the first time (I was having local spirulina which has fatty acids in all my smoothies, so I thought it was fine â€“ I had been majorly binging on fat before this illness came.)
I really donâ€™t know what is happening to my body, whether the illness is really over and now Iâ€™m detoxing a little or if this isnâ€™t a large condition, if it isnâ€™t in fact IBS and isnâ€™t really gone. I understand that the years of overeating raw fats will have some consequences for my body â€“ but this is becoming quite a drag. Iâ€™m about to try to make some veggiekraut from thinking perhaps the antibiotics killed my flora, though I had read that in two weeks the body is supposed to automatically repopulate itself. I'm also wondering if I should try to have more time between meals - I used to have 4 small meals a day, but then I cut it down to three, but there are still just 3 hours between my meals, and I'm wondering if I should try to make more time between them, though I'm always hungry when mealtime comes around.
I'm sorry I wrote so much, but I'm just wondering if anyone has any insights, advice, or support for me? I have no one I can talk to about any of this.