Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:21 PM
I was vegetarian for years, and vegan for a little while as well. I craved meat while in treatment for EDNOS and started eating it again.
Not starting a meat eating vs non meat eating debate because I still have the vitamin and iron deficiencies I had as a vegan (which I am treated for), frankly because my diet sucks.
You can be fine without eating meat. You just need to know what to eat to get proper supplements. Vegan cooking is more difficult than regular cooking, but to make a long answer short, you can go without animal protein, you just need to back it up. It can be as simple as taking a multivitamin once a day. Before making a change like that, discuss it with a doctor (gdoc can do) or even a nutritionist.
Dx: Bipolar disorder type 1 (rapid cycle with a side of psychosis), schizotypal personality disorder, diabetes insipidus, endometriosis, torn rotator cuff
Rx: Haldol (5mg) Topamax (150mg) Clonazepam (1.5mg) Lexapro (40mg) Ritalin (20mg) Artane (5mg)
Past Rx: Tegretol, Lamictal (SJS), Neurontin/Gabapentin, Lithium (DI), Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Luvox, Effexor, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, Parnate, Elavil, Nopramine, Trazodone, Remeron, Risperdal, Seroquel, Abilify, Clozapine, Mogadon, Thorazine, Loxapine, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Concerta, ECT (2008)
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