I have been using Soylent for close to two weeks. Some days I replace two meals and others I have been 100% Soylent. I’ve had a couple of days where I have had 100% regular food due to my schedule. Overall, outside of the texture, I have enjoyed Soylent and found it to be agreeable.
Over the weekend I started having pains in my lower left side. It slowly radiated into my hip area and around my back. My wife finally made me go to the doctor. For the first time in my life I have a bladder infection. The doctor also noted that I had ‘high levels’ of glucose in my urine (I had unintentionally fasted for 12 hours prior to the visit)
I’m fairly healthy (not much exercise though) and rarely go to the doctor, but I’ve never had any indication of high glucose levels in urine or blood draws in the past.
They drew blood to send to the lab to get more detail. I’m now wishing I had done a blood panel before I started Soylent to get a baseline. I’m far less concerned about the bladder infection than I am the glucose. I’m going to stop using Soylent and let things settle back to normal (few weeks) and then get a full blood panel done. Then I’ll give Soylent a try again and see how things change while I’m on Soylent.
I seriously hope the bladder infection and the elevated glucose are not because of Soylent. I was rather enjoying my time on it.