I'd had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years before I tried a low carbohydrate diet. Some CFS symptoms shrank within 24 hours. Substantial improvement showed itself within 48 hours.
That was eight years ago. Eating low carb hasn't healed me completely, but it plays a significant role in my health.
1. Brain fog
This lightened the first day. My thoughts were less gossamer, more inclined to go from spark to actual completion. A refreshing change.
2. IBS symptoms
That first day, my stomach, subject to aches, cramping and stabbing pains for over ten years, began to relax. Within two days, it was ... quiet ... serene.
This one surprised me. Anxiety that had been with me since adolescence ... vanished. Like smoke from a burned out fire, on a refreshing breeze, it just ... wafted away. Within days the sense of impending doom which had clung to me like a barnacle for years, drifted off as well.
Troubled teen? Apparently not. I'd been a teen with unrecognized grain sensitivities.
4. Numbness and tingling
Before low carb I had within me a constellation of shooting stars, stinging pins and needles showering me with tiny blasts and pops. Bursts of static crackled under my skin, any old time, all day long, every day. Tingling ripples ran up my calves and across the top of my head like waves. All of this eased with low carb.
An inner vibration accompanied me throughout most of my CFS odyssey. Like the strobe of a 70's disco ball. But when I stopped eating grains a sense of clarity emerged. Like stepping onto solid land after an extended time out at sea.
When numbness and tingling would escalate, so would the tinnitis. Sometimes white noise. Sometimes a roar like an angry ocean. Sometimes a delicate ticking in my right ear. As other neurological symptoms receded, due to this dietary change, so did the distortion in my ears.
7. Muscle weakness
I had no stamina before switching to low carb. I petered out walking from my bedroom to the living room.