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is this pain a common side effect????

#1
hi all,

i started atkins a few days ago, but over the wknd i have had awful pain in my tum, especially on the right hand side. personally i think its because i dont normally eat such high amounts of fat or meat, its actually making me feel quite sick. is this a side effect, has anyone else had this or is it just me? im thinking of going back to weightwatchers if i cant shake this!!!

any advice please???? xxxx
 
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#2
Are you constipated or suffer from IBS? If not then yes it probably is your body shouting because of all the extra fat, and of course it takes a lot longer for the meat to pass through your body.
You've only been doing it a few days so maybe your body will get used to it after a bit longer. I'll bow out and shurrup now cos I'm not actually doing Atkins but saw your post and as someone who gets a lot of 'dragging' pains especially in my right side I wanted to reply! Hope it gets better soon xx
 
#3
hi suzie,

thank u for taking the time to reply, what u say makes total sense and soes sound like its just as i thought. i know any change in diet can cause unwelcome side effects, but iv never had anything like this b4! the only refief i can get is if i lay on the side that hurts. i dont think its constipation or ibs though both have prob played a part.

many thanks, and good luck with your weght losses, ur doing great!!!!

sarah x
 
#4
You're very welcome love and thankyou!
You're off to a great start, keep going and good luck! x
 

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#5
Hi Sarah-Louise, I think this sort of thing is quite common for people who are switching from CD, I guess your body needs to adjust to eating real food again but judging from the experience of most people on here it will pass. Hope you feel better soon.
 
#6
Hey, as an ex cd'er i suffered with tummy problems for a couple weeks after making the change over. It took a while to readjust to things but i'm fine now so long as i avoid too much cauli as i've found that it gives me awful stomach pains... Maybe it's something in particular you've eaten?? I only realised my cauli issue after a pattern formed n now i avoid it more i'm much better.
 
#7
Hi Sarah-Loise, can't really answer this one as I was always a big meat eater before Atkins.
 
#8
hi all,

sorry for delay, iv had no pc for a week or so. during my time away, i have gone back to weightwatchers as atkins was going to be difficult for me to follow as im not a big meat eater and the pain i was getting has since subsided since changing back so i think i was right that it was atkins related. things are great now, settled back into ww well, lost a pound in my first week back but its still a loss so im pleased and hope to reach my september challenge! thank u all for your replies and for making me feel welcome in the atkins forum, but i think i need to go next door to ww :)

wishing u all fantastic progress in whatever stage u are at xxxx
 


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