Hello, again. I am still vegan and still in pain. Here's a list of the daily symptoms: - gas, bloating, diarrhea - dry, itchy, infected, scarred, and flaking skin (has sent me to the hospital numerous times due to mental anguish) - constant ringing of the ears - dizzy spells - severe chest pain near heart area (NOT anxiety, comes and goes, no problems according to doctors) - inability to grow more muscle (gut looks constantly bloated, pecs are saggy, some muscle has grown) - tired, sore, and weak body - low energy levels - brain fog (difficulty concentrating on even the smallest of tasks) - smelly urine - hair loss - allergies (unbearable tongue pain brought on by numerous vegan foods, nuts, coconut, citrus fruit, etc.) - anxiety - severe depression (worsened by lack of food available) - eating disorder (literally afraid of food because the side effects cause tremendous pain) Basically, I am still suffering and feel extremely unhealthy. Life is currently unlivable. I feel like complete trash. I am honestly craving animal-based foods such as eggs, fish, and chicken. Aside from drugs and cannabis, the only thing I have yet to try is switching back to an animal-based diet, but the only thing keeping me from doing that is my knowledge of how the animals in those industries are treated. Foods I can no longer eat include: - beans - legumes - wheat / gluten - soy - most fruits - most vegetables - sugars (aside from some fruit sugars) - citrus fruit - nuts - coconut - agave syrup - maple syrup (aside from very, very small amounts) - additional sweeteners - vinegar (including apple cider vinegar) - yeast (including nutritional yeast) Basically, there isn't much left for me to eat aside from starches (potatoes, quinoa, and rice), seaweed, very small amounts of leafy greens (kale, lettuce, and spinach), one banana a day (at most), some tomatoes, some sprouts (alfalfa, mostly), olives, a small amount of vegetables (carrots, mostly), seeds (including chia hemp, sunflower), oils (aside from coconut), and few condiments such as unsweetened ketchup and mustard. I can drink unsweetened hemp/flax/rice milk - sometimes with vegan protein powder - and water. I also supplement with b-12. Obviously, my diet is not right. It's bland. There is little taste and little to no fun in eating it. I currently only eat to stay alive... which I feel won't be for much longer thanks to my health issues. I do have a doctor appointment later in the month (March 2017) which I hope can lead to some answers for what's going on. In the meantime I could really use any advice here in this forum as I exhaust every last possible solution to my suffering before abandoning veganism altogether (which I am attempting to avoid). I hope you understand. Thank you.