Hey guys. I’ve just vomited up the second meal of pure 1.6 I’ve ever had, and I also vomited up the first meal of it on Sunday.
I’ve been on Soylent since the beginning and none of them have ever made me sick (although - thinking back, the earliest versions did give me terrible gas but I was in good company then and it’s been a long time since that was a problem). But having been through all those versions, I’ve learned that weaning myself off of the older one and onto the newer one is the best way to go.
So I carefully, over a period of about 5 days last week, decreased the 1.5 and increased the 1.6, blending them together in the same container and felt fine the whole time.
But then Sunday, I made 500 cal of 1.6 for breakfast, spaced out in sips from about 7am to about noon, and then had half of a leftover sandwich and chocolate mousse around 3pm. And an hour or two after that, everything - all of it - came back up violently. I blamed the leftovers even though they had only been in the fridge since I had eaten the first half of the sandwich and mousse Saturday for lunch. Sun evening was able to keep down some breadsticks from PapaJohns but that was all I could imagine eating.
Monday was spent recovering, so no Soylent at all. Just the rest of the breadsticks and a little tapioca pudding before bed (ran out of breadsticks and I have nothing else to eat in my house that seemed appetizing).
Today, Tuesday, I went for a morning run, then did some work and got hungry around 11:30am, made myself a fresh batch of 1.6 and had about 200cal over the span of about an hour. Felt sleepy so took a nap and an hour later woke up to a very upset stomach, ran to kitchen and out the 1.6 came, all of it I’m pretty sure.
WTF? Sad and confused. And still a little nauseous.
I’ve had 6 Soylent bars with no issues since they were delivered a week or 2 ago.
I should note that I was supplementing 1.5 with salt, protein in the form of peanut flour, and a small amount of Benefiber. It worked well. I have an active job where I work outside, plus I’m running and doing other activities a few times a week so I felt like I needed more protein, and I have very low blood pressure. I’ve been told low BP is fine as long as I don’t have symptoms, which I don’t, but I can’t give blood without supplementing with salt (plus I don’t get dizzy so easily). The fiber was just because I’m female and have read that I need more fiber than what 1.5 was providing.
So anyway I haven’t changed the supplements since switching, so I’m going to look at that. But would those things really cause outright rejection of the 1.6?
Any thoughts welcome. Thanks, all. Sorry for the gross parts.
edit: I was wrong, the first vomit of today was not all of it. The rest, a small amount, came after another couple of hours laying on the couch feeling like crap. But afterward I felt great except for weak/ hungry so went to the store for some BRAT. The first thing I ate was a banana which was both scary and delicious. But it seems to be staying in so I’m going for some rice now If all goes well, applesauce and toast are so happening tomorrow. Fun times.
edit #2: Ate no Soylent on Wednesday. Thursday morning on a flight to Louisiana I had a Food Bar. At MSY it came back up and let me tell you the ladies rooms at that airport are disgusting. I felt like a shell of a human the rest of the day.
SO that’s it for me. No more Soylent for a while, maybe a very long while.