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Old 10-19-2009, 11:33 PM   #1  
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I've been a vegetarian now for just over two weeks and I've been experiencing horrible bloating and stomach cramping. I take B-12, a daily vitamin, sometimes D3 and B-Complex supplements. Not sure what to do, as this is really bothersome. Any suggestions?
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It's probably related to increased fiber, so increase more slowly. Also consider if you're eating fake meats that you didn't before - everyone's different - as an example, I'm fine eating tofu, but fake meats with TVP do a number on my gut. Finally, are you eating more of some type of sugar substitute, by chance?
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I'm eating tofurkey slices, veggie slices and veggie burgers. Wondering if it's those.
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I rarely eat fake meats, unless I make them myself and even then, it is only every few months. It could be those, it could be increased fiber, it could be a number of things.

Is there anything else new you are eating? Are you eating fruits? veggies? beans?
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Oh yeah, lots of veggies and fruits and beans.

I had such horrible right side pain last night that I ended up in the er thinking maybe I had appendicitis or something. Thankfully, I don't, but no clue what's going on.
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Are all those things new to you though? Or is there something specific that is new? You might also want to ask a doctor about an allergy test.
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I am going through the same problem. Incredible bloating. I only eat fruits, veggies, nuts and beans.

Does it go away? I have had this bloated feeling for the last 3 days and I am on day 36 of "Eat to Live - Dr Fuhrman".

I have tried anti-gas Malox but doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions?
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baking soda/beano should help. How are you cooking the beans? Anything different in the last 3 days?
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I only have one cup of beans per day for now (Chick Peas/Black Beans). They are from a can and are already cooked.

Re the baking soda - I assume you drink some in water. How much per day? One teaspoon?

Thanks.
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http://www.ehow.com/how_2210172_cure...king-soda.html Here is a site that says use lemon but I think you can just use baking soda.
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I had the same problem. Turned out I had celiac disease. I stopped eating gluten (which is mostly what all of the fake meat products you described are made with) and I have never felt those pains again. It might be worth a check.
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