Been using Huel for around 3 years now and I’ve started to notice some health issues, but I’m unsure whether it’s caused by Huel or not.
Usage amount: everything from 1 to 5 shakes a day. Drank one shake every morning no matter what, then later during the day it would depend.
Been through multiple versions of Huel obviously, but my health issues started arising after october 2017. Not sure if anything major in the ingredients changed there. I’m suspecting it’s some kind of issue with iron overload and I’ve read the official Huel post regarding it.
Anyways to the issue, I started having weird pains in the right side of my stomach in the morning, kind of inbetween my ribs and the upper hip bones (I’m sorry, no clue what the hell it’s called… ) It started gradually and just went up in pain after 2-3 days. Started hurting more from walking and eventually went to a doctor. I was worried it was appendicitis at first but the doctor said there’s no chance because that hurts like hell and comes very suddenly. He thought it was probably just something I ate and sure enough the pain went away after a couple of days.
I kept using Huel like normal while peeing a lot like usual if I drink a lot of Huel, but now the flow was a lot slower and I also woke up with the urge to pee in the night sometimes. Never had that issue before. The soring pain came back but a lot more mildly, especially in the morning. Peeing also started becoming painful, not a lot of pain but just a bit uncomfortable, especially if I pushed hard.
I had no idea what the hell the issue was and started cutting out things in my diet one by one with no real success. I finally decided to pause my Huel diet and the symptoms went away completely. I’ve now started using Huel a bit again just because I have a stash and want to use the rest, and also see if it really was the Huel, and sure enough the weird soring pain, now in the bottom part of the stomach (not really painful, just uncomfortable pain, can easily live with it) came back, along with the urine issues.
I’m planning to go visit my doctor and do a bunch of tests to check my health, it’s been a long time since I did that. I’ll also check what he/she thinks causes this.
I’d like to know if anyone else have had issues with both amount of urination, decreasing flow as well as a sore stomach. And also if the ingredients or ingredients amount changed after september/october of last year. Could it be caused by iron overload?