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So I've been veg for around 6 - 7 months now.
Up until around 2 months ago, I was feeling fine. Now that I'm back at university, I've noticed a diminishing attention span, poor memory, poorer capacity to read and write, and I'm finding conversation to be more and more difficult.
Stringing words together is often quite the chore. When I write, I'm always finding myself misspelling words, crossing words out, and sometimes I even drop my pen. Co-ordination is down the drain, and I need help fast. My grades have already taken a sharp drop from the beginning of the semester, so I must tackle this now
If I can't get this sorted, I may unfortunately have to go back to eating meat - that is, of course, a last resort.
First thing's first; I'm not
iron deficient and my B vitamin levels are perfect. I've recently had blood work done to confirm this. My diet, as far as I can tell, is good. I eat a lot of veges, whole grains, very little refined sugar (the odd bit of chocolate every now and then), fruits, and nuts (almonds and peanuts, mainly).
So my question is; What the hell is causing this? What am I deficient in? Am I missing some essential amino acids?
In the past 2 weeks, I've done my best to increase my protein intake. I'm eating more eggs, dairy, soy milk, protein shakes and beans, however, this isn't
working. Will it take longer for protein deficiency to subside?
I really need help on this, folks. I don't want to give up this fight. I'll feel terrible if I have to go back to eating meat.