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02-01-2007, 08:09 PM
Hey! I have been fasting on juices and water for over two days now and the rumbling in my tummy has not stopped. Is this a symptom of detox or something like that?
Also has anyone ever had a really bad case of bowel flare up that could talk to me about it? I have never had one last so long and be so painful and I don't know if it is normal with IBS to feel appendix type sharp stabbing pain. Had it checked out numerous times in the last five days the docs all say it is just my bowel.
thanks for any help or insight!
02-05-2007, 05:42 PM
A while back I went to the ER for the same sharp, stabbing appendix type of pain. It had just started one day and within a few hrs got so bad I didn't want to stand up or walk. After a blood tast, a pelvic, exam, and ultrasound and then finally a CAT scan, they finally told me that I had calcium deposits in the tissue of my kidneys, because of lack of calcium, and that they were basically kidney stones that haven't developed enough to pass. Later I went back to the hospital b/c I didn't have the appendix pain but a lot of pain in my abdomen and back and they told me they thought I may have IBS. They prescribed me an anti- spasmoric b/c they said the pain was b/c of my muscles spasming.
I started eating mostly raw after that and only took the medication a few times. In honesty I haven't had any pain since.
I was told though, by a few different people that it may actually be your appendix when it hurts like that so you might want to go have it checked out if the pain persists.
02-05-2007, 11:56 PM
Yes, the rumbling is a sign of detox. During fasting, abstaining from food, your body diverts all its enzymes towards healing,detoxifying and repairing that is why it is important to strain your juices and rest well. There are various signs of detox: headaches,dizziness,tiredness,various emotions,frequent urination , skin issues etc etc.
What's as important during fasting is also important post fasing. How you transition back into solids is as a serious matter also.
The colon is rather long tubular organ that enjoys fasting. More than likely, your colon is reacting to the fasting period and working to rid waste/toxins. Some experience increased bowel the first week and normally decrease since the digestive system is shutting down to accmomodate fasting. When no fiber (food) is consumed, bowels will cease for some time unless you are using an eliminator.
Best to keep juice recipes at 3 or less.
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