Join Date: May 2017
Does anyone have any knowledge or can point me in the direction of long term protein deficiency symptoms? Most of the information online seems to be about severe deficiencies, but I'm more interested in sub-clinical.
The reason is I've been vegetarian for 23 years, and over the past two years have been ill with suspected CFS/ME/fibromyalgia type symptoms (tiredness, muscle aches, sleeping lots etc.). I've been tested for almost everything and Drs have found very little (low IgM mainly, B12 was down but that was rectified over a year ago). So I looked properly at my diet and reckon I may have only been getting about 40g of protein a day since I was 14, despite it being varied with dairy, eggs, beans, soya and the rest. I've upped this now and am beginning to feel better but don't know if that's just coincidence. Anyone have any experience of this? How long can it take to correct such a deficiency?
Thanks in advance