View Full Version : Is this detox? Please help.
01-14-2011, 02:47 PM
The right side of my back suddenly hurt badly for a couple of days about three months ago, and I had to lie on my bed all day long for two days. I don't know the reason for the hurt. In two weeks my back completely recovered but my right hip and right thigh and right calf began to ache occasionally. When I sleep or sit for a long time, they go stiff. The ache and stiffness were minor and occasional and did not bother me much except I dared not go back to active sports activities. I feel the pains/stiffness are in the muscle part and not inside the bone part. I have done some stretching but it has not helped. This has gone on for three months. This is unusual for I had been very healthy for years and never had any persistent pains/aches. I was hoping a clean raw diet would heal them.
Then four days ago I started a watermelon cleanse. I comsume one medium-sized watermelon a day, including the juice of the rinds. I also have just a little bit of raw food like raw vegis and avos in the evening. The cleanse from day one has been producing minor detox symptoms like occasional minor headaches and vague pains in parts of my body. I welcome the detox. But my hip/thigh pains have suddenly intensified too. So now I feel uncomfortable in those parts all day long.:( Is this part of detox? I am starting to get worried. If this is part of detox, I can tough it out. But I am perplexed. :confused: Can anyone shed light on this? What may I do to help my hip/thigh recover?
01-14-2011, 02:56 PM
no idea but... i would recommend you see a health professional.
01-14-2011, 03:44 PM
hmm... it seems like it could be unrelated... so i'd get it checked out if it continues.. mostly my experience with detox was a general achiness, kind of like right before the flu, but without the intensity of one. stiff muscles, aches in the neck, etc. However..... this past summer after monoing on watermelon (hello farmers market sale lol!) I had bad migraines and back pain in the kidney area, i think mostly because I was peeing like 30 times a day from all the liquid, but also because I tend to have electrolyte issues according to my doc. so, although I am certainly not qualified to give med. advice, It is possible there is a pinched nerve or some other issue not related to detox. If you have a fever, that would suggest a possible kidney/bladder prob that could cause back pain, so if you have a fever,make sure you get looked at. fevers are not part of detox
01-14-2011, 07:21 PM
Sorry this is so vague. I remember reading that when you go raw, old wounds (even from years and years ago) may feel re-wounded... Something to do with your body re-visiting the area and properly healing the wounds.
01-14-2011, 08:48 PM
that's usually later in the detoxing/healing stages from what i've experienced... but she could definitely be experiencing that.
01-16-2011, 12:14 AM
Many thanks to all who have kindly replied. I will keep your words in mind. BTW, I don't have a fever.
I remember reading that when you go raw, old wounds (even from years and years ago) may feel re-wounded... Something to do with your body re-visiting the area and properly healing the wounds.
I read that too. I always wonder why that kind of healing process will cause pain. Healing (unlike detoxing) should bring a progressive lessening of pain, in my reasoning.
01-16-2011, 12:24 AM
I'm only a nursing student :) However...I was diagnosed have Lymes a little over a year ago. My hips were hurting me terribly, as well as my shoulders, knees, etc. My doctor did some blood work and it turned out that I did have Lymes...never even remembered seeing a tick on me. I was put on antibiotic for two months and the hip and some of the shoulder pain disappeared. Since then I had surgery for a rotator cuff repair and I suspect the other shoulder is torn as well...I lift a lot at work so my shoulders are just a mess.
Sorry, it's late and I'm rambling. lol My suggestion is this...see a doctor, get some tests done. It sounds more like a medical issue than detox. :)
01-16-2011, 12:36 AM
I gotta say that I ain't no doctor. But you said pain in right side of back so I thought I'd just give my two cents for ya to weigh for yourself. Please do your own research too. ;)
Gallstones maybe? Something you could do is eliminate all oils/fats from your diet for a day or two, then on the third day eat some fats/oil and see if the pain comes back shortly after consuming the fat. Fats of course would include nuts, seeds, avocados, oils, etc.... and of course all animal produtcs should be avoided too.
I've been reading up again on liver flushing/cleansing so it's on my mind at the moment. Hence the idea to do a two day restricted diet to find out if it is gallstone related.
Another thing. If you do this and then on the third day you eat the fats and the pain begins to show up you can consume some epsom salts to help dilate your bile ducts to releive the pain a little bit.
01-16-2011, 05:11 AM
Joyce, so sorry to hear your back is so painful..
I have had an old ankle and leg injury from 6 years or so ago suddenly come back to haunt me since going 100% raw, but it is nowhere near as bad as what you are experiencing. I would have it checked out by a professional,though. Hope you feel better soon.
01-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Amarynth, Thank you. You scared me a little bit. But I will keep this in mind.
Fastfreedom, I had back pain only for a few days and have no back pains since october 2010. Thank you anyway.
Jeannie, Thank you for sharing your experience. So old wounds do revisit...I don't remember any old wound on my thigh/hip though. But I bump around a lot.
this past summer after monoing on watermelon (hello farmers market sale lol!) I had bad migraines and back pain in the kidney area.
Tenuviel, Did you consume just the red flesh part or did you also juice the rinds? I am just interested in knowing whether the red flesh part alone may bring detox.
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