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09-02-2006, 12:05 AM
Ug, I need some help/advice...today is day #3 completely raw and my head feels yucky, my ears are throbbing, and I am really bloated..basically, I feel like death warmed over. I have felt like this before when the flu was coming on and I would take some Motrin and Tylenol for the head pain and stuff. I need relief!
09-02-2006, 12:09 AM
I recently gave up coffee which I continued to drink in my year year raw. I had a monster headache for over a week. I did not take any meds, but I did drink lots of water and just sweated it out.
Your system is cleansing itself. It takes time and you should feel better shortly.
09-02-2006, 12:17 AM
Oh man I hope so...this won't deter me from continuing, of course, but it sucks to feel like this..I want to curl up with a dose of NyQuil and wake up when it is all over! I didn't ever drink coffee, but there is not doubt in my mind that 3 days without cooked food, fast food, and completely bad food would cause some sort of reaction, I guess, huh? :)
09-02-2006, 07:38 AM
Yup, just be VERY VERY good to yourself.
Extra water, Lots of baths or showers to wash the skin toxins away, warm scrummy cotton clothing, snuggly Teadybears, extra sleep, if you can afford it, a massage to help push those toxins out faster, sipping water with lemon
It's going to happen just try and make yourself comfortable you will be better for it after rather than taking anything.
09-02-2006, 08:45 AM
Isn't it so amazing ? It shows just how toxic our diets can be. HANG ON IT WILL PASS ! Go for a nice walk, read a book, listen to soft music while napping.
I fought giving up my loved Java, but my body kept telling me YOU MUST to completely heal...so I did and 19 days later I see more benefits from that than anything I have done.
The biggest difference I have noticed is my skin is healing from damage (I am 45) and I have less wrinkles on my face ! WOW ! Others have commented on how I am even prettier (though they do not know why..) But MOST OF ALL...in the Am my peepee is toally clear. As long as I can remember my pee in the morning has been yellow ! So there is my answer. The coffee was taxing my body to the extreme. So two weeks of headaches..worth it !
09-02-2006, 10:59 AM
It's morning now and my headache isn't nearly what it was last night. Man, it really hit hard last night. I couldn't believe it. In fact, my body was aching and my stomach felt icky too...not nauseous but just...gross. I went to bed and when I woke up the aches were gone and the headache wasn't as bad. I don't expect this to be the end of it, though. I don't know what my body has in store for me, but since I am hitting it hardcore with only raw foods I just can't imagine the detox is over...you know? Makes me a bit nervous. I also wonder what its going to be like when "that time of the month" rolls around. Normally the cramps are insane and I load up on the max dose of Motrin, which is 800 mg. I do that for a couple of days straight to tame the pain, but I can't do it beyond a couple of days because the ibuprofen does bad things to your stomach lining. I dread going without Motrin when "Aunt Flow" comes in a few weeks. Any ideas????
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