So, I have not received my one week order of Soylent yet. But! Spud had some extra Soylent so I bought and received one week. I have tried it three mornings so far, and I’m having an issue with headaches. Now, I get migraines on a regular basis so I already deal with that. I’m hoping to eliminate more food triggers but that won’t be possible if Soylent gives me headaches.
On the first morning, I used 2 tablespoons of Soylent mixed with water. No headache, but quite a bit of gas later that day.
On the second morning which was the next day, I used 3 tablespoons of Soylent. Reduced gas later that day and a headache (not a migraine). I took a break of 2 days here.
On the third morning, this morning, 3 tablespoons of Soylent. Absolutely no gas at all, and once again the very same, non-migraine headache. I basically never get non-migraine headaches, so this is a thing that is weird.
Ok so hold your horses - there is no way that low sodium or high potassium is causing these headaches. I used 3 TABLESPOONS of Soylent, equivalent to 1.5oz, with 2 days’ break inbetween. The rest of my meals were normal and completely absent of the migraine food triggers I have identified so far.
Anyone have an idea? Of course I will continue trying 3tbs of Soylent but this is kind of lame because that’s not even enough for one meal and I really don’t like being in pain without even a tradeoff of not needing to buy other food and pack my lunch and such. Who else had headaches and did they go away? How bad were they? What time of day and how much Soylent did you eat?
Axcho has mailed me some of his/her leftover artificial vanilla flavor so I can test that out as a possible headache trigger. I haven’t received it yet but will update when I try it.