I have been doing Paleo since March..Moe Paleo 2.0 these days as I've added tubers and some whole grassfed dairy(dairy in limited quantities).
About 2 weeks ago I noticed a gnawing stomach ache after breakfast. Like a hard cramping in my actual stomach not intestines. I almost always had 1 egg for breakfast with some sort of meat (bacon, steak left over chicken..) and vegetables (asparagus, spinach, arugula).
I thought maybe it was bacon...eliminated it still had stomach ache. Thought it was too much food ate less.. still got a stomach ache. Switched to Coconut flour pancakes made with eggs.STOMACH ACHE!
Went three days on soaked oat recipe that I saw here to switch it up. NO STOMACH ACHE!
Ate a veggie omlette this morning Stomach ache AND nausea AND vomitting.
How is it possible that something that I was fine on and thrived on for months could suddenly turn THAT wrong. Should I go to the doctor or just avoid eggs? And how in the world am I going to keep Paleo without eggs??
Thanks in Advance!
Oh no.. that's one hell of an allergic reaction! Stop eating eggs in any form and toss what you have. I only say this because there are people who are so allergic that even if egg touches them they go into anaphylactic shock and have to carry an Epi pen. You're reacting stronger and stronger so it's better to be safe than sorry until you can get confirmation on whats happening. I hate to suggest this but if you're opposed to seeing a doc and want to self-test try just a bite or two of egg whites. See if there is a reaction. Wait a few days and try just a few bites of cooked egg yolk. There are people who are allergic to one or the other. But be careful!
Serious reactions kind of freak me out so if I were you.. make an appt. with an allergist so they can run tests. Are you taking any allergy meds? Before you see the doc go off them for a few days before as they will affect the results. If you're on anything else make sure the doc's office knows so they can tell you if any of them will affect the tests as well. I was an allergy ridden kid, luckily grew out of 95% of them - I definitely feel for you..
I'm curious.. any trouble with potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant? Sometimes it seems that some people who react to those items that fall under the nightshade category also have egg trouble.. as well as trouble with chicken. It's just a weird cross-allergy..
Re: Paleo.. there are many people who are happily fed without eggs and they are definitely growing big and strong. Meat, fish, veg, dairy, fruit, good fats, etc. If you like the texture of eggs you can make a nice creamy cauliflower mash and top with your favourite omelet options and I think you might be happy :) Be well!
I feel "oogy" after eating eggs. So, I have been wondering if I should quit them too. I know a lot of people start noticing their food intolerances after going paleo. A healthy gut has an opinion.
I have been gluten free much longer than I have been paleo. It is a well known in the GF community that when gluten is eliminated, intolerance to other foods can pop up. I have never seen a good explanation for this. Some are successful in adding a food back.
Of course it could be a true allergy (IgE reaction) - allergies can also pop up anytime.
Follow up: It seems I am just allergic to the yolks. Had an egg white omelette and no throwing up where as my egg yolk omelette a few weeks ago was almost immediate, violent vomiting. Still haven't experimented with duck eggs yet but thanks for all the suggestions!
I actually had a weird reaction of my own to eggs... I had been eating them for months as a staple, then out of nowhere I started breaking out in rashes whenever I ate them. Didn't eat them for 1 month, then tried them again, and no rash. Maybe just take a break from them for a while and hope it resolves itself? I'm sure someone on here will have some sort of explanation for why it might be happening...
I've had the same situation happen to me. I've been eating a low carb, high protein diet the past 6 months and loss about 50lbs. And i've noticed that about 2 months ago, that whenever I eat eggs I feel like throwing up. I've gotten the feeling with both standard, factory farm eggs and organic, pasture raised eggs. I've tried both scrambled cooked through and sunny side up. I've tried to eat them with and without bread/tortillas/etc. I'd say about 3 out of 4 times i'll feel like vomiting.
I can't figure out what it is! I've eaten eggs all my life with no problems. I wonder if this is a side effect of the new diet and weight loss.... =(
Developing a sensitivity to eggs after chronic exposure is rather common. People get into a habit of eating lots of eggs, or even just one every day for a long period of time. The best suggestion I've seen as to why is that egg whites contain the enzyme Lysozyme which attacks Gram positive cells. This causes grief for the gut and eventually you become sensitive. The sensitivity generally seems to be long lasting, even permanent.
Though I didn't know I have a policy on this matter, reading your question persuaded me that I do, in fact, have such a policy: Any food that makes me feel like puking, is by definition removed from my diet. The impulse to vomit when I eat a given food, does not lead me to think, "Gee, how might I get used to eating this food the very thought of which makes me nauseous."
you tried eliminating everything but the thing you suspect makes you sick... have you tried cutting out the eggs?
My son is allergic to eggs. I don't even have them in the house.
Eggs don't make you paleo. Just a thought.
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