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#1 Old 03-09-2016, 07:35 AM
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New vegan head and vision feel off

Hey guys I'm a new vegan, about 3 weeks. The first week I felt great! But then I started to get this weird feeling in my head. Kinda like when you take cold medicine. Just felt like my brain was swimmy. Then I notice my vision feel odd too... not necessarily blurry but a focusing problem? And if I scan the room fast it's like my vision lags or something... I eat plenty of food. Beans rice veggies fruites almond milk. I get around 2000 to 2500 calories a day. The only thing I can think of is some kind of mineral or vitimin deficiency. But I take a multivitamin woth b13 and D in it. I also quit caffiene cold turkey the same day I went vegan. What do you guys think???
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#2 Old 03-09-2016, 07:47 AM
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Sounds like it might be caffeine withdrawal to me?
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#3 Old 03-09-2016, 07:55 AM
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See that's what I thought too... but for 2 weeks?? Seems like a long time to withdrawal from caffeine lol. I did an experiment and drank a cup of coffee for 2 days and while it did perk me up and gave me energy, I still had that annoying feeling in my head and vision
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#4 Old 03-09-2016, 10:17 AM
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If it is withdrawal then the "experiment" wouldn't have done a lot of good, I gave up coffee when I finished uni as I'd become so dependent on it when I was there and I had headached for about a fortnight and felt crappy for about a month. Could be worth holding out to see if it's just the coffee but if you're concerned you might be deficient in something then go and get some blood tests done as that's the only way you'll get an answer
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#5 Old 03-10-2016, 02:48 PM
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Well you don't become deficient in three weeks!

I'd wonder if your calorie count is correct. Many new vegans overestimate what they consume, when a common problem as you describe, is from not enough calories, and/or restricting fats

What's a day's food like?
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