Hello all. A few months ago I mega-dosed on fish oil (7g a day). After 4-5 days I suddenly got the 'flu' or at least flu like symptoms with brain fog, heavy depression and so forth. It lasted for a whole two weeks and finally went away when I stopped taking fish oil for a few days and took 30g of vitamin c.
A week later I started back on the fish oil and the 'flu' came back. I cut it down to a reasonable dose and it went away.
Do I have chronic low level inflammation? Is this what it is?
After my 'flu' most my symptoms improved and I was able to function better at work than I did before the flu. I've had IBS, CFS, acne and atypical depression in the past and low carb paleo manages all these conditions. But if I eat any junk/SAD food my atypical depression comes back. I occasional get very light flu symptoms after taking my modest supplements, just added vitamin D3 (10kIUs) and this seems to do it. I am (very slowly) getting better though.
Was my body detoxing? Or did I suppress my immune system so much I saw the real me? :(