About 3 years ago I was vegan for about a year, and my levels of iron got very low, I went back to regular food and going through menopause I started having all kinds of problems, just to mention a few of them; sciatica, insomnia, IC, Gerd, dry eyes, hiatal hernia, etc., about 3 months ago I had severe chest pain related to heartburn and I’m not taking any medicine,( I don’t like to take medicine, I prefer natural ways to heal) so I decided to try raw vegan foods again (since I don’t like meat that much anyway); I started to eat raw vegan food since January, my heartburn and stomach pain continue and I feel it even worse, but I’m really hoping that is going to work once my body gets used to the change! What I noticed is I don’t have sciatica nerve pain anymore! I don’t have IC pain! My eyes lids were swollen and now I see them almost normal! Is it normal to have stomach issues when we start? If so, about how long it takes to go away? I don’t want to go back to regular food!!!