View Full Version : Temper, temper...Is this detoxing???
10-28-2008, 09:35 AM
I have been raw for 16 days. Everything I have read says that detoxing takes about two weeks. For two weeks I've had some detoxing symptoms (strong cravings for cooked foods, fatigue, etc) but now the only thing really bothering me is my temper. I'm usually a easy going person and try not to take anything too seriously but the past week I have been a crazy witch. If something gets me mad I can literally feel the blood quickly rush to my eyes! I haven't had much control over what comes out of my mouth. My poor husband's been getting the worst of it. If he asks me something twice I'm all bent out of shape "I ALREADY TOLD YOU!" Then immediately after I feel regret. I have read so many people that have gone raw start feeling really great and I do health and body, but my temper is ridiculous! Please, any advice will help. Is this normal detox symptoms?
10-28-2008, 10:00 AM
detoxing takes two weeks? oh it takes much longer than that my friend although it's not a constant thing by any means.
yup, being grumpy, a short fuse... those are detox symptoms. once you recognize that, let the people around you know so they don't take it personally... that's what i do.
and remember to be gentle with yourself!
it could be detox. :) i think one of the reasons people eat unhealthy food is to subdue their emotions. eating healthier may release those emotions :eek:. it's just how you deal with it i guess.
i usually compromise with my family. but while i was fasting, by the 6th day, i blew up at all of them & threatened to run away. :mad: now everyone is more mindful of me though. so releasing some emotions work sometimes. ;)
just let it go. but once you're calmed down, allowing your gentle emotions to rule over will probably compensate for the more scary ones.
10-28-2008, 10:12 AM
This may not apply to you at all, but I get really grumpy when I don't eat enough, and sometimes it's easy to not eat enough when you first go raw.
10-28-2008, 12:05 PM
Yes, the brain is an organ too that needs detoxed; it's primarily fat, the poor thing! I had symptons of that so bad I thought I was bi-polar. It gradually, slowly subsided. This is not an uncommon topic here on the board. Be kind and patient with yourself. I know it's rough but it'll pay off in the long run. I promise you you'll be a significantly happier person in the long run :)
10-28-2008, 03:59 PM
I'm having issues with this, too, but it's blood sugar on my part. I'm not quite sure what to do yet, but I'm going to be ordering some seaweed and maca/cocao tonight to supplement my diet with superfoods. Cutting back on fruits might help, if your blood sugar is spiking.
10-28-2008, 04:16 PM
During month five of being raw I went through a period of being enraged. Everything set me off. I was MAD all of the time. :mad: :D It lasted about a week and a half and I finally understood I was detoxing and stayed to myself. Afterwards, I could put it in perspective, laugh and move on. I mean that period of time was really nuts but I'm glad whatever it was that needed to be released is no longer with me. Even if you're a content person, your organs can be "angry" and this is what leads to illness. I know my body was releasing some intense emotions from the inside out.
I don't think you can put a timeframe on detoxification. Some may not experience any detox at all and others may experience it over the course of days, months or alternating years. It's depends on your individual body in my opinion.
10-28-2008, 04:21 PM
I experienced a lot of anger and fear when I went vegan. I didn't know about detox back then - everyone talks about the transition to a raw diet having detox, but no one mentions that you can experience detox just by going cooked vegan from a SAD diet.
I now believe that I was detoxing the fear and rage of the tortured/murdered animals I used to eat.
When I went raw I felt very fatigued and depressed/moody, with random bouts of hyperactivity. I was probably detoxing the dead, lifeless cooked food I used to eat.
10-28-2008, 07:11 PM
I also am having temper problems. I never thought it could be detox.:)
10-28-2008, 07:40 PM
I've been irritable lately. I know I'm detoxing because, I started a Candida diet again and havent' had any sugar for 2 days. I'm weak, tired, and crabby :o
Lady Green Jeans
10-28-2008, 09:39 PM
Adore raw and detoxing the past certainly brings many emotions to the surface, including anger, frustation, etc.
I can actually remember eating a meat product years ago and very soon after experiencing a sense of anger. Must have been from the meat--transferance or something. Not good anyhow.
Veggies have always called to me, but detox is certainly a process of cleansing the organs and the cells. Many years of a SAD diet are not undone overnight. The gradual healing episodes are so worth the effort--in my opinion.
The best wishes for your continued great health.
10-28-2008, 10:57 PM
I was just about to post a thread stating that Raw makes you happier. LOL I've noticed a lot of hostile comments lately on various message boards(non raw or vegan). Hardly ever on the raw sites or at least not to the degree of the non-raw sites. I was with a group of people and some of the conversations turned very ugly an insulting as they discussed politics. Those of us that were just sitting there not getting upset or even involved in the heated coversations were all raw. At one point I even noticed how those that were ranting and raving actually looked mean even when they weren't speaking. Like the rage within had taken over their physical being. The raw people had a glow and a peace about them.
I do experience the temper problems if I allow myself to become hungry and I did experience it at the start of eating raw. I have also experienced periods of time that I am VERY sad and have periods of crying spells. Hang in there and it will get better. It takes a while but it's worth it:)
10-29-2008, 08:04 AM
I have been such a crab, short fused, weepy, lonely
I know it is detox and it really stinks but better out of me then in me.
I feel so not myself that I don't even trust myself to reply to other
peoples post because I just don't feel gentle enough right now.
At other times I feel somewhat blissful. I of course would prefer more
of those moments but oh well. I am just trying to go with the flow at
this point and accept that I am super emotional right now. It can be
very irritating because I just want it to GO AWAY but it is what it is.
Just try to take care of yourself the best you can. Sometimes my husband
while offer me something cooked and I just bite my tongue and give him
THE LOOK ! He is so hooked on cooked foods that I won't get him raw or
even close but I am trying to just focus on me and getting through this.
Makes it harder at meal time cause I am pretty much letting him fend for himself.
I am finding I can cook things for him now and not eat them myself. He even got
bread out of the freezer and started eating all these sandwiches which he usually
doesn't eat but whenever I try to go towards something healthier for both of us
He usually thinks he needs to use all the BAD stuff up so it won't go to waste. LOL
It is just a day to day thing I guess in so many regards. I am so exhausted too and
That is getting to me cause I have things I want to do. I want my body to be well NOW
I used to be patient but 20 years of sick and tired is getting sickening.
lol. hey guys. i remember my most recent anger episode. my best friend told me to go to my room & stay there! :D maybe if we know we're upset and it doesn't seem reasonable, keep to ourselves? let it subside for a while and when we feel ok emotionally to analyze the situation we were upset about again? i know... easier said that done, right? but i think it's a muscle we all should strengthen. :) whether we are detoxing or not.
when i first heard that from my friend, i remember thinking "you just don't understand! i'll never talk to you about my problems again!" of course, i didn't say that though, hehe. just in case it was one of those moments. ;)
10-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Thank you all for these posts!! I'm really surprised about how many people feel (or have felt) the same way I do. I'm even more excited to (one day) be 100% raw! So here's a "funny" story.....
Right after I posted this question yesterday I went to the kitchen (at work) and started an avocado to munch on. I was feeling grumpy and frustrated and instead of stabbing the seed....I stabbed my palm. It hurt REAL bad. I know that this is not proper knife-men-ship but did it (on accident) out of angst. I went to the ER where they wanted to do X-Rays before sealing the wound. Since I was getting the X-rays I asked they do a pregnancy test first.....and sure enough, I'm PREGNANT! Wow, my body was going through more than I thought, no wonder I was crazy! This is my second pregnancy and know how many calories I need and have decided to cut back to 80% raw. I'm (of course) still going to do my green smoothies in the morning and will add another fruit or green smoothie in the afternoon.
Thank you all!!
omg!!!! baby! congratulations!!!!
yes. remember folks. instead of detox or anger management issues, you might be pregnant. :p
10-30-2008, 12:29 AM
congrats... but i'm curious... why grow a baby in 80% perfection instead of 100% perfection?
(((hugs))) to your hand and your baby!
10-30-2008, 01:36 AM
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