Posted Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well
There's lots of online support if you don't have many (or any) other vegans in your immediate circle of family and friends.
This discussion forum is a great place to start - everyone here is so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. I found this forum to be very helpful for me when I was first starting out.
There are also lots of other online vegan "hubs" that you might want to check out:
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has a fantastic podcast series - when I was a brand-new vegan, I found a lot of useful information and inspiration from these podcasts. It felt kind of like getting really good advice and information from an older sister or a good friend.
Alicia Silverstone has a site called "The Kind Life".
If you're interested in sports (or just being active), you might like the discussion forum on the nomeatathlete.com website:
There are also lots of vegan-themed groups on Facebook.
You might also want to look at vegan groups/associations in your city. You might be surprised - there are lots of vegan groups in cities of all sizes. Or if you can't find anything, you could possibly even start one. It can be really great to have a sense of community.
If there are any vegetarian/vegan restaurants in your city, you could also ask the staff if they know of any local groups.
Anyway, I hope this list helps - and I hope you feel better soon!