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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place.

I went vegetarian four and a half months ago (specifically on October 2nd; I still have it in email logs). I didn't actually have change my diet that much; I ate very little meat to begin with, and was already eating a large amount of vegetables, so I simply replaced the meat in my diet with beans and soy. I tend to eat everything in the same quantities I did before, just using meat substitute now.

But I've found myself having a problem that's getting worse as time goes on, and I'm not sure how but I'm increasingly thinking it has something to do with a dietary imbalance.

I started noticing around two months ago that when I ate vegetable based meals (as opposed to legume, grain, or fruit based), I'd have nausea afterwards. And as time has gone on, the nausea has gotten worse, and I've been struggling not to vomit. It's not like I dislike the taste or anything; the nausea starts about 30 minutes after eating.

It doesn't happen with anything except vegetable based meals. Like, a bowl of minestrone soup will cause this. But a bowl of lentil soup won't. Or a fajita will, but a burrito won't. Salad will, peanut butter and jelly sandwich won't.

Today it got so bad that I had to shove like 20 saltine crackers down my throat even though I was already full, and suck on a garlic clove, in order not to vomit back up my minestrone soup.

I'm getting really worried about this. Does anybody have any idea what I'm not getting in my diet that could be causing me to be unable to digest vegetable matter anymore?
 

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Is it maybe tomatoes causing this, they are fairly acidic. My only other thought is are you preggers, lol.
It's possibly tomatos, as I'm eating a lot of them, though I've always eaten 3-4 bowls of tomato soup a week, and it's one of the things I'm struggling to digest now. It's possible that diet I used to consume was more antacid than my current diet is, however...

Because of what you suggested, I stumbled across this.
http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm
And... it's possible that I've switched to a higher acidic diet before. Maybe I was dancing close to the edge of what my digestive system could handle, and when I switched to consuming more soy (which is apparently more acidic than meat) and stuff, it pushed it over the edge. I'll have to look through this more and see if it stands up to the hypothesis.

Not pregnant, as I've had a hysterectomy.

Is it possible that I have some sorta vitamin deficit in something? Is there one that would cause me nausea if I'm missing it?
 

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It sounds like you have a problem with your internal pH balance, which can cause stomach acid to over-produce and lead to acid reflex and other conditions. I used to suffer from this myself, but found that by changing my diet up slightly and taking a few things regularly I got great results.

I drank a ton of Kombucha that a friend I know makes himself, so it has all the probiotics in it still (since they take that out of the stuff sold in stores since it can't be alcoholic); Kombucha is great for helping with digestive issues, providing natural energy, and other stuff as well.

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You could try sage leaf or ginger, both are good for indigestion, sage leaf cleared up some indigestion problems that i was having several years ago.

This may not be the sort of information that you were hoping for, but i hope that it still helps.
 

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Try eating smaller meals throughout the day. Eating large quantities of foods you aren't used to could be contributing. I wouldn't rule out a medical problem - you really ought to talk to a doctor if this keeps happening.
 

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Try eating smaller meals throughout the day. Eating large quantities of foods you aren't used to could be contributing. I wouldn't rule out a medical problem - you really ought to talk to a doctor if this keeps happening.
I totally agree. If the problem persists for more than 10 days, do see your MD.
 
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