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I've been ill three times in the last two months. My doctor told me it has been the same infection that I could not fight off completly the last times.
To me it sounds like this is not very unusual, it's just bad luck and it happens.
Today my best friend told me that she believes my vegan diet is the source off all my illness and that I should start eating 'good food' again. This is so taking me down right now. I feel so alone.
There is no reason to think this illness is caused by my diet, it's just an infection like thousands of people are having it each winter. My doctor also thinks that it's got nothing to do with it.
I always thought she understands me, that she is the only non-vegan person in my life who still understands what I'm doing and why. So I guess that nobody but another vegan person will ever understand me. This is almost making me cry.
I hoped that people understand or maybe just respect my decision. But if even my best friend could not, how could anybody else?
I know she's worried about me and so on, but this is no reason to talk to me like this. She's treating me like a little child who does not know what it's doing.
But I said nothing, I just told her I would not discuss this topic with her and we left it like this. How could she ever understand if she does not understand it now?
Does Veganism lead to loneliness?
Will I always have to smile to my friends face while I know that they think I'm crazy?
Do I have enough strength to take this?
Or will it destroy my relationships?
I don't know how to handle all of this. I don't want to isolate myself from my friends, but sometimes I think it might be better this way and nobody will get hurt.
All I know is that I can't go back. With all I learned until now I will never ever be able to eat non-vegan again.