A few months back I went on a very low carb diet in a bid to lose some of the twenty kilos I've put on in recent years due to being bedridden ad now housebound The carb intake was low enough to induce ketosis. I know even a well person will feel a bit rough for a few days when going into ketosis. However, all my symptoms became much worse, especially pain and even though I lost a few kilos and the low carb helped with my sugar cravings I had to stop as my functioning dipped even further I remembering reading somewhere that there may be a reason why people with m.e cannot tolerate low carb diets, but I can't remember for the life of me what the reason was. Does anyone have any info/ideas? Many thanks in advance. Although I couldn't tolerate a really low carb diet, I do find my appetite is more stable if I do not eat too many carbs, especially refined, but even complex ones. Since having m.e, I find I have a very big appetite and feel hungry constantly. I try manage this by eating small meals throughout the day always with protein, but I hate the need to constantly eat.