Hello everyone! Im Shelby and new to both this forum and veganism. I have been a vegetarian for about 7 years but still ate dairy. For over a decade of my life I have been mysteriously ill. This illness has even bed ridden me, caused an eating disorder, and severe depression and anxiety. The health complications I was facing impacted every part of my body, everyday of my life. After cycling through doctors, (and none believing me that something was wrong) I found a doctor who connected my illness to a severe sensitivity to all cow products. I have been dairy/cow free for a week now. Im very excited but scared to embark on this new journey! For the first 3 days of my new diet I felt reborn, absolutely incredible. Now I am SO tired, headaches, sniffly, coughy, achey, cranky! I was warned that I would experience a die-off and/or symptoms similar to withdrawal so Im trying to hang in there! One of my biggest concerns with the new diet is trying all these new foods so I can broaden my horizon. Im a very picky eater but I want to be open minded. If you have any advice, Im open!