It was about 3 weeks ago that my wife started doing a Keto diet. She has even done a few days of Intermittent fasting as well, and she is doing very well with it. Feyma is Filipino, and she has gone 23 days now without eating a grain of rice! That is a major accomplishment for her. She even said it was easy to do, did not give her any problems.
Something interesting happened over the weekend. On Saturday, Feyma told me that she had just started experiencing some major joint pain. She recently had some blood tests and her Uric Acid levels were slightly higher than normal. Her thinking was that the uric acid was what was causing the joint pain. Furthermore, she has been eating cauliflower almost daily, as a rice substitute, and according to things on the Internet cauliflower can cause higher uric acid.
Personally, I felt that the cauliflower was not the cause of the higher uric acid, because her blood test was less than a week after she started consuming cauliflower daily. Also, her uric acid was not very far outside the normal range. I was just unsure what would be causing her joint pain so suddenly, though.
That was Saturday when she told me of the joint pain. On Sunday morning, suddenly my left arm was having extreme joint pain in the elbow. I am also doing the ketogenic diet, but the thing is that like 90% of the I fast, I eat keto when I am not fasting. So, I don’t think the keto diet is causing my joint pain. Also, how can “not eating” cause pain? It does not add up.
But, for both of us to start having joint pain at the same time seems suspicious. I do have some arthritis, but this joint pain goes way beyond anything I have experienced. So, I am very unsure what is going on.
Thinking that maybe it is an environmental thing, maybe the food or water in our house, I asked others in the house if they are having such a problem.. but everybody said they have no such problems. Seems strange.
Any thoughts, anybody?