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DH and I have dramatically increased our intake of fruits and veggies in the last week. We bought a "Bullet Express" at Costco and absolutely LOVE IT!!! So DH has been "juicing" and I've been making super green smoothies. Lots of smoothies. Like 32 ounces-a-day smoothies. I've never had so many fruits and veggies in my life and I really like them! Its a combination of a few fruits (oranges, bananas, pears, apples, stawberries) and mainly veggies (cabbage, spinach, bok choy, parsley, mustard greens, celery, carrots, cucumber, brocolli, lettuce). Mix and match something different everyday. Add 100% cranberry juice instead of water and a few teaspoons of flax seeds for Omega-3s. Take my regular calcium, vit D and E supplements with it. It's been great and I'm glad I'm doing something healthier in my regular routine.
Now I feel like crap. I haven't changed my dinner eating habits much- still normal dinner foods or fast food if I'm at work. A full glass of milk and another calcium supplement before bed. I've noticed that my mood is betterand I have more energy, but my stomach has been hurting pretty bad for the last two days. Bloating and some gas, but mostly just painful bloating. I'm on my period and I thought it was just regular bloating from that, but this is MUCH WORSE. I feel like I have to roll myself off my couch and I'm holding my stomach when I stand for extra support. My BMs have been more regular over the week, but now its just green loose stools. I've taken a Gas-X an hour ago, but no change so far. Every once in a while (including waking me up while I'm sleeping), I'll have horrendous sharp, shooting, stabbing pains throughout my gut.
I can only attribute this change to the increase in fruits and veggies as that's the only thing that's changed, but I don't want to stop with all the good stuff completely and go back to daily fast food and chronic constipation. What's going on, how can I lessen the side effects, and should I "power through" the pain the best I can, or should I just give up? Thanks and HELP!!!