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Did anyone experience headaches when you first transitioned?
I don't know if this is stress or withdrawal symptoms. But I've been about 75-80 percent raw for the last 3 days and I've had constant headaches.
12-29-2006, 03:12 PM
I sure did! Headaches are most often a withdrawal symptom when you first start going raw and eliminating things from your diet. Drink lots of water to help flush out your system. I don't have any "home remedies" for the pain as I just kinda road them out most times- more severe, chronic headaches were a HUGE part of my life prior to going raw so the "detox" headaches weren't all that bad for me
But I will tell you that sometimes when I'd get them, I'd do an enema (controversial/touchy subject matter, I know) and that, at times, would also help!
Thanks Rawkinlocs! I'll try to drink plenty of water first and see how I feel.
I'll make a mental note about the enema. :D
12-29-2006, 03:35 PM
People often get headaches when they just give up coffee (without changing anything else).
Sorry you're suffering, I hope it goes away soon.
12-29-2006, 08:59 PM
Welcome to detox. :-) Be patient, rest as much as you can and it should pass pretty quickly.
All the best,
12-29-2006, 09:23 PM
Sure. Don't deviate from your commitment to healthy lifestyles. Regulate your own detox by eating heavier (abliet healthier foods) if detox becomes too severe.....and lighter more cleansing and healthy foods when you feel like you can advance more quickly.
-Just my opinions.
-David Z. Mason
12-29-2006, 11:09 PM
I'm pretty sure I'll have headaches once I go 100%... just curious.. how do most of you feel about taking tylenol/advil/etc?
12-30-2006, 12:55 AM
Ah, and here I was wondering about these headaches too. I am almost entirely raw for the past two weeks now and I thought it was lack of sleep that today was a big headache day (I've been feeling so healthy lately too of course)...However, with the more energy I've had, I keep waking up bright and early and ready to go. So I tried drinking water all day and it's only subsided slightly.
I guess we'll keep transitioning and just have to be tough. Sinuses are terrible sometimes!
Also, you should ask someone to give you a light massage, get the blood flowing in your body!
12-30-2006, 05:19 AM
I had a headache for the first three days, and I also felt vaguely nauseous.
I resisted the urge to take something for it ... I knew it was part of my body doing its thing to get healthy, and didn't want to interrupt it. Try resting as much as you can, massaging your temples, or using cold or warm compresses (whichever feels better). Also, a lot of "this too shall pass" affirmations helped.
Thanks everyone. Knowing that this is to be expected makes me feel somwhat better. Yesterday I drunk WATER, WATER, and more WATER. And I actually started feeling better.
To borrow a phrase from our President, I'm staying the course. :)
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