Perusing the discussion that’s been had so far on headaches with soylent, it seems fairly common for people to get headaches when they’re starting out. Many people have said their headaches went away within a week or so. Different theories have been floated about the headaches, including increased potassium intake, sodium withdrawal, caffeine withdrawal, dehydration, and sensitivity to vanillin or sucralose.
I’m on Day 4 with Soylent but I’ve only been doing one glass a day so far, not 100%. My caffeine intake has not changed, and I have been accompanying my soylent with salt to avoid any sodium issue. But I am getting headaches, and those headaches only start up while I’m drinking Soylent. Yesterday I skipped my Soylent – didn’t have something else, just skipped the meal – and had no headache. The fact that the headaches coincide with consuming Soylent suggests to me that sucralose or vanillin is likely the culprit.
Can anyone who experienced headaches with Soylent – similar to mine in that they were directly triggered by drinking the Soylent and seem to be a reaction to something in it – tell me if those headaches went away over time? Clearly some people had headaches that went away, but if those people were getting headaches based on sodium/potassium/dehydration issues, it doesn’t help me. I need to figure out if headaches resulting from sucralose or vanillin will go away, whether as a result of my body getting acclimated somehow or otherwise. If not, there doesn’t seem to be a point in continuing to subject myself to the pain.
Anyone with a similar headache experience stick with it for a while and find their headaches did/didn’t go away?
Edit: Sorry, should have specified the version. I’m doing 1.5.