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#1 Old 09-27-2011, 04:29 PM
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Hi there,

I never thought I'd be a vegetarian or a total vegetarian. Well, I was diagnosed with Behcet's Syndrome end of last year and I have terrible fatigue. I don't want to just "cope" with the disease. Luckily my symptoms are mild and I respond well to medication, but I want to do more. I got a Groupon to go back to a yoga studio affordably (like I did before I had my twins and went through until 31 weeks of pregnancy - I was just too big and tired after that - in 2007)...and going to a total vegetarian diet. I've only been on this diet since Sat. Actually Sat. I had cheese (veggie lasagna). You know what, I've heard that dairy contributes to allergies and I have a mold allergy, so I feel a LOT better after going dairy free Sunday. It's not as bad or hard to make the switch as I thought it would be. These days there's lots of good recipes and grocery stores carry so much vegetarian that it was easy shopping. The last couple of mornings I haven't felt like I was dragging as much. Don't get me wrong, the fatigue is there, but I'm already noticing some differences. I'm glad to have found these boards!

Be well .

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#2 Old 09-27-2011, 04:34 PM
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Oops, this probably should have gone into the introduction area.
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#3 Old 09-27-2011, 04:42 PM
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Welcome!

We're glad to have you here and I'm happy that you're feeling a little better. Here's hoping it's all up from here.

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#4 Old 09-27-2011, 04:45 PM
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Hey! Glad you've had positive experiences so far, welcome!

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#5 Old 09-30-2011, 01:52 PM
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Welcome!
I had to look up Behcets syndrome- it sounds awful. A vegan diet certainly will help with inflammation, as well as many common spices. My arthritis has improved. Dairy is also a factor in all kinds of allergies, and asthma, I can also vouch for that!

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