Okay, I have something that might verify what we’ve been experiencing. So I’m still noticing it. I thought it went away, but just 30 minutes after consuming a small amount of Soylent today, I became super jittery, anxious, and irritable and I have not calmed down since and it’s been about 4 hours. My heartbeat is crazy fast right now and it won’t stop.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been noticing an incredibly unpleasant foggy headed feeling. I feel lightheaded and almost dizzyish, but not quite. I feel completely out of it mentally, like my brain doesn’t have enough energy, and I can’t seem to retain information well. It’s interfering with my ability to do things like drive. I almost never get into accidents and I’m a very cautious driver, but since being on Soylent, I’ve been making so many mistakes on the road and nearly getting into so many accidents that I don’t trust myself now to drive. My coordination is also completely off. I literally FEEL stupid somehow since being on Soylent.
I decided to look up whether people had experienced a similar foggy-headed, light-headed, inability to think, and I came across an interesting post where someone wrote about how they became pre-diabetic while on Soylent (http://discourse.soylent.me/t/soylent-is-giving-me-diabeetus/14732) and one of the comments triggered me to look up hypoglycemia. Sure enough, all of my symptoms are there. I’m going to go to a doctor immediately.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia (happen quickly):
Nervousness or anxiety
Sweating, chills and clamminess
Irritability or impatience
Confusion, including delirium
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Hunger and nausea
Tingling or numbness in the lips or tongue
Weakness or fatigue
Anger, stubbornness, or sadness
Lack of coordination
Nightmares or crying out during sleep
More at: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/hypoglycemia-low-blood.html
Update: I’ve documented more here: http://discourse.soylent.me/t/attitude-change-with-soylent/20417/19?u=klynn