I don't know how much a lack of vitamin D has to do with my fatigue, but I'm certain I could use more of it in my system; I don't drink milk, which is one of the main sources of vitamin D, and I spend so little time in the sun that I wonder if some of the more imaginative people out there suspect I'm a vampire. So I will probably start taking vitamins again, and most likely right away, because I have a neglected bottle of them stowed away in the cupboard.Originally Posted by fidelia
You raise an intriguing possibility, one that I had never even heard of until now. In light of what you've told me, I've been taking measures to mitigate any rapid gastric emptying that I might have--I've been lying down right after meals and avoiding drinking anything within half an hour of eating--and my negative reaction to food has almost vanished. Aside from that piece of evidence that I have RGE, I also remember that one of the things that has always tired me out the most, and almost immediately upon drinking it, was tea after a meal, which, as a warm fluid, is particularly likely to trigger symptoms of rapid gastric emptying.Originally Posted by fecaleagle
On the other hand, for some bizarre reason, in spite of not making any changes whatsoever to my lifestyle, I began to experience a rare spike in energy levels, about a day after I started this topic. With my overall strength being so much higher than usual, even if still far from perfect, it's difficult for me to say for sure whether my improved tolerance for food has anything to do with the actions I've taken to counteract RGE. I suspect that it does, at least a little, for reasons too vague for me to go into detail about, but only time can prove me right.
This coming weekend when I go grocery shopping, I'm also going to try going gluten-free and see how that affects me. The low-carb diet is a tempting suggestion, but I'm going to hold off at least until I go without gluten for awhile; thanks to my pickiness, I already eat a fairly restrictive diet as it is, and making it even more restrictive is not something I can easily do without some serious thought about how to keep from starving for lack of things to eat (a gluten-free diet requires some rethought, too, but considerably less, since many foods have gluten-free versions).