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Hi lovely board!<br><br>
I wasn't going to post this because it's fairly vague but it's really starting to get me down and any kind of advice would be useful ( I did see a doctor but he felt it was anxiety , without doing any tests or asking any questions! I KNOW what anxiety feels like, I felt it for years during university and barely slept. This is notably different! ).<br><br>
Anyway, I've been waking up around 3am sweating and feeling full and sick to my stomach. Generally a strange combination of heat pack on it and fan on face resolves things and last night I tried choking down a piece of bread ( thought it may be hunger in disguise ) which didn't work all that well.<br><br>
It's not something I dread or assume will happen every night and in fact it stopped happening last week when I started consuming milk again ( but I did feel deathly tired...which may or may not have been the milk so perhaps I just..slept through ! ) which made wonder whether it's something to do with soy? I hope not, because I don't want to go back to dairy ( yes, I know there are other alternatives) , not only for ethical reasons but because my skin goes from acne ridden (recent development over the last few years. Dropped to a low BMI weight and even though it's been raised somewhat and I eat a TON, it's still a bit low so perhaps that's it ) to crystal clear in a matter of days when I don't eat it.<br><br>
So , after a few suggestions from friends we came up with soy ( impacting hormones, not the actual digestion of it because I drink it during the day and feel fine ) or what I was eating before bed ( which is generally a delicious post-dinner combination of bananas and cashews, which I discovered this morning is actually a high tryptophan combination so should be GOOD for sleep !?! And have never had a problem with either) or something unrelated and unfixable :I . This friend is a naturopath and felt I had low estrogen which was why dairy gave me acne , but said soy should help that.<br><br>
Has anybody else experienced this? Any advice?<br><br>
What a rambly thread..sorry...
 

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Ah my title was too long! sorry for that too. Sigh. Somewhat sleep deprived this morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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have you tried not eating soy for a week or 2 to see if you still wake up nauseous?<br><br>
kind of confused why you started to consume milk again since it causes you to have acne.<br><br>
im soy free and dairy free, its pretty easy to do. you don't need to eat dairy if you don't eat soy.
 

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Thanks for the reply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
I started consuming dairy again because I was staying with someone on a farm where soy was hard to access and everyone ate dairy and I didn't think it would be overly detrimental for a short time . I had suspicions the acne was brought on by dairy but didn't want to overthink or be paranoid so figured I'd give it a shot.<br>
Yes, I'm sure dairy and soy free is easy, I'm more just wondering whether something is up with my hormones and dairy helped ( despite that bringing on acne ) , or whether soy d.. I.. I just have no idea, at this point, what to do and it's starting to stress me out ( not enough to lose periods over and not til this morning ! )
 

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ok,<br>
well there is lots of scientific evidence that dairy does make acne worse (it made mine horrible for years until i gave it up for good).<br><br>
i suggest cutting out soy for a week or 2 and see if you still have problems feeling nauseous at night. read labels bc soy sneaks into lots of foods.<br><br>
i don't eat soy anymore because it caused digestive problems for me, mainly cramping, bloating, constipation and nausea. soy also made my periods and pms WORSE, after a month of no soy i didn't have period cramps that used to keep me in bed all day and practically no mood swings from pms, my periods also went from over 7 days to 4 days max.
 

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Thankyou <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ( and I'm glad you feel better! )
 
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