Can this diet hurt your kidneys? It doesn't seem possible, especially only on day 3. But I'm telling you last night I had the worst pain in my left back/side, right where the kidney is. It felt like it was cramping, but not like a muscle cramp but like an organ cramp (does that make sense to anyone but me? Like when you get monthly cramps, or if your stomach cramps...you can tell the difference between an organ cramp and a muscle cramp). I also got very faint so I checked my blood sugar (I'm type 2 diabetic) but it was fine. So I literally crawled upstairs to bed and went to sleep.
I'm not overdoing the protein and I'm eating lots of veges. But it hurt so bad last night I nearly passed out, and I was OK this morning but now it's starting to hurt again. I was thinking that maybe all the peeing was making my kidneys work too hard or something.
I've never had a kidney problem so of course I'm not even sure if this is in fact my kidney that hurts. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had any kidney problems on this diet, or if anyone else has nearly blacked out from it. Can you feel faint from lack of carbs if your blood sugar is normal?