View Full Version : Detox... maybe? I think so!!! Yay!
01-29-2007, 11:09 PM
OK - one more post then I'm off to bed.
So I have been high raw - I wont say 100% but very close for the past week and 1/2. Nearly 100% for the past 4 (I think.. maybe 3) days. Anyway, as Nectarine helped me realise -I am going through emotional detox... everything makes me cry. The dumbest stuff has been bringing tears to my eyes.
Old injuries - specifically my right knee - is flaring up again. And when I excercise my chest hurts - I have no idea what that's about. Hopefully that is detox because it's a bit scary. I've never felt anything quite like that before.
Also my head just feels clear and ... free. I don't have 2 billion thoughts racing through my head at 1 million miles an hour like I usually do.
I also quit smoking (was never a heavy smoker - just a few here and there) last Sat as well. Yay Me!!! That stuff is crap. Yukkkk....
I just feel great and am hoping I am experiencing detox symptoms because that means my body is healing!
01-30-2007, 12:50 AM
What you have described are all classic, and very common (from what I've read) detox symptoms. Yes, you are healing, and moreover, transforming...both yourself and your world. Well done on giving up the cigarettes BTW. I've never been one to smoke, but the pain in your chest when you exercise is exactly what is happening to me at the moment. When I try to breath in deeply after using the treadmill, it feels as if knives are stuck in both my lungs. I believe this is also part of the detox process that I'm going through, and perhaps indicative of something silent and insidious in that area of my body that I would have had to deal with further down the road in a more serious form. Thankfully, that day will never arrive for either of us, because we have both made the serious, conscious commitment to truely look after ourselves at the deepest cellular levels (only achievable I believe by eating raw), to adhere as closely to an exclusively raw diet as possible, to exercise, and to enjoy life as much as is humanly (and healthfully) possible ! ;)
01-30-2007, 12:52 AM
that is soooooo great to hear cassidy! that means you are right on track! congrats!
gah! I abhor the emotional detox but a good cry is good, hehe! Please don't let it get you down! Know that your body is doing major heavy cleansing, & you will feel much, much, much better! Watch some comedies. :D Do things that pleases you and makes you happyyyyyy!
01-30-2007, 08:26 PM
more detox symptoms I think.... I can't get tired enough to sleep until ... like 2am! It's rediculous. I have so much energy! Not necessarily physical energy - more mental I guess. My brain is just wide awake and wants to do things. So tomorrow I am going to pick out a sewing project to work on at night.
With my late nights I also finished a book in a week. I havn't done that in ages.
Nectarine - how bizarre is the chest thing?! Hopefully it is from smoking - and is just detox. A bit scary as I've never experienced pain there before. You made some good points in your post - it is nice to know that we are circumnavigating all of the crap that most of humanity has to deal with!
Konmai - I'm actually not incredibly bothered by the emotional detox. I am a little irritated that I can't even watch the news without crying though... but I guess I'll just go with it! I did get some good laughs in today though :D
01-30-2007, 08:34 PM
Sounds like detox to me!
When I start detoxing, I feel like I'm going crazy with my weird thoughts and dreams and crying spells for no reason. It's very mental for me, probably because I am by diagnosis bi-polar and alot of what I need to heal is mental stuff. (My bipolar issues have gotten much better since I've maintained about 50-75% raw consistently, and I've avoided medication. Yay.)
And my left knee, which I injured badly a couple of years ago, aches during detox.
So, seems you are right on track!
01-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Ok ... this no sleeping thing is crazy. I'm typically in bed all tucked in by 9 or 10. Lately I can't get to sleep til about 2am!!! What am I supposed to do. I've been just kinda hanging around here and surfin the web til I get bored. Then I go read and sit in bed and stare at the ceiling til I fall asleep. This is rediculous... does it go away? Like I said I'm going to pick up some "late night" projects tomorrow. Sewing projects etc.
Whats a girl to do in the middle of the night to keep her busy! I've never experienced anything even remotely like this.
I suppose I could go on the master cleanse. That thing makes me dreadfully tired. Maybe I would be balanced out?! Doubt it :rolleyes:
I'll just find a project. Maybe I can learn to enjoy it... get more done!
01-30-2007, 10:39 PM
Isn't it strange how old injuries begin to flare up during detox??? In fact my right knee hurts right now just thinking about it!
I'm glad you are feeling better mentally! Raw sure does help with my mental problems too! LOL
My mind has never felt so free. It is a strange feeling but I love it!
01-31-2007, 07:10 AM
Nectarine - how bizarre is the chest thing?! Hopefully it is from smoking - and is just detox
My guess, based on my own experience (and I'm not a doctor remember...pah, but then again, what do most of them know anyway!), is that it's both! Your body is ridding itself of the poisonous gunk that smoking has accumulated there for how ever long you've been engaged in the habit. As you and I said, you're body is healing, reforming, and transforming itself, getting rid of what it doesn't need, streamlining itself for optimum efficiency! :) But taking into consideration all the other symptoms that I've experienced in the three short weeks since going completely raw, I'm just taking this chest thing in my stride, with the assurance that it's all part of the change from the old me to the new me, and that it's all under my control because I initiated it. I could stop it if I wanted to, by reverting back to my old diet, but I won't, because it's in my long-term interests to stick with it. That said, and I most likely don't have to say this (but I will anyway), keep monitoring yourself won't you, just to make sure the pain stays within tolerable boundaries, and what-have-you.
01-31-2007, 11:11 AM
reading all this makes me scared to start heh. Is there a forum post that addresses detox or is it in the book? I ordered my book yesterday despite saying I'd wait until the end of feb (i couldn't wait) I even had happy dreams of fruits and veggies lastnight ahha! Any ways just curious about this detox process. I've already been active for a month, I do turbo kick twice a week through the college then go to the ymca the rest of the time. (Sorry not trying to take the light off your original post, you just got me curious)
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