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5 weeks ago I was hospitalized for Acute Pancreatitis. I do not know my specific "levels" however I was told this was a fairly mild attack. I am still in the follow up stages to try to pin point the cause, I am 25 years old, very active, vegan and and I barely drink. I have been following a very low fat diet (with no alcohol) as prescribed, however lately I feel it is compromising my cognitive function. These changes have been noticeable since my discharge and include:
-extremely low energy / difficult to wake up in the morning
?-difficulty carrying out complex tasks
Other areas of concern:
-often hungry / sugar cravings
-dizziness when standing up quickly
-cold hands / feet
-breathing issues (i feel as if I'm not breathing as deep as usual, difficult to run / do cardio and I'm often told I sound out of breath when I`m talking on the phone while walking)
My last blood test two weeks ago showed low thyroid function and anemia. This has yet to be treated as further monitoring will be done to rule this out as a symptom of recovery / cause. An ultrasound last week showed sludge in my gallbladder but no stones. My GP said no further action is required at the moment.
-What is the common / suggested timeline for following a low fat diet post acute pancreatitis?
-Has anyone else experienced these complications?
-If so, have any of them been fixed after integrating healthy fats back into your diet?
-Are these common symptoms of recovery or can they be attributed to blood sugar issues, malnutrition, hypothyroidism, etc?
Any further insights / recommendations are welcomed.
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