Join Date: Oct 2016
I've been a vegetarian for a little over 7 months. I feel great as a vegetarian and I have eaten new foods that in the past I would have never tried. However, in the span of these 7 months, this is the second time I get a cold.
It may not seem like I'm getting sick often, but to me this is very concerning because before I became a vegetarian I used to never get sick, like ever. I would get sick perhaps once every three years, if at all. So, getting sick twice in 7 months is something I am worried about.
What could be the cause and how can I get my immune system back up?
I eat zucchini, cauliflower, spinach, apples, eggplant, beans, eggs (very infrequently), milk (maybe once a month), bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, etc. etc.
I am very baffled by this because before becoming a vegetarian I used to hardly ever eat vegetables and fruits, and now that I do, I am getting sick. It makes no sense to me. And it's not just a mild cold, these two colds have completely knocked me out making me feel achy and weak. I even got a fever both times, which for me is unheard of since I've only ever had a fever once before this. I have never been so affected by a cold and I was hoping someone could help me figure out what is going on.
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