For the past month or so I have been attempting a low carb diet, leaning towards a ketogenic diet. Lots of coconut products, low carb, grain free etc.. (Perlmutter and Wahls)
For the first few days I felt fine…then I slowly became exhausted and sick. I have had multiple starts, so have seen a pattern.
I finally recognized the signs of porphyria. Since I am not taking antibiotics, porphyria was not on my radar.
Now no alcohol (1.5 glasses of wine made me sick to my stomach and in bed for an afternoon—2 x), red meat etc.. Reluctantly I pour on the carbs. In two hours I can rest, and in 3-4 I can function again. Though I don’t feel great, I don’t feel sick and can function.