View Full Version : Sickening head ache & pain
01-24-2006, 08:50 PM
My head is busting. I am miserable. Its as if my body is rejecting all raw food I put in it. Some can say that it is detox. I think its too much of a shock to my body to go 100% raw. I will do some raw but never will be 100%.
My head feels so hot and want to vomit/puke/whatever. I do not like to make myself sick by eating what my body isnt wanting.
Please share your experiences on what Im going through. Im reaching out looking for help, please.
01-24-2006, 09:34 PM
How long are you raw? And what was your diet like before that? Maybe you should go slower, if detox is so bad. For me the first couple weeks were pretty hard, even though I always liked salads and ate tons of fruit(but I also loved sweets and meats).
For me it was easier though to do it 100 percent, because cooked food is addiction, and because it is much more convinient to grab something cooked than raw untill you decide to to just raw.
01-24-2006, 09:35 PM
When I first started out I was really only at 80-90% raw most days. I got bad headaches in the evening and I've never been on to get headaches.
I've ben on/off wagon maybe with a 70% days in between. This last week I've been 98% raw (still use some reg salad dressing or taking bites of families cooked meal ) anyway, now I'm getting a few dull aches again. I'm chalking it up as one of my detox symptoms.
Your's sounds really bad though. Yet everyone is different.
You didn't say if there are other detox symptoms like diarrhea or the opposite of that, skin itch, or other. Thats was others on this board have reported.
Also are you coming from an extreme SAD diet and have never really had fresh food? Another example is my mom who is a sugar addict and gets headaches if she goes off. Others it's caffeine.
Keep to lots of water, fruit & easy digest veggies.
How long and what % raw are you?
I'm sorry that I don't have specific answer but there are others on the board that know alot more about this I'm still new at raw.
I just came on to check in tonite and your post concerned me.
01-24-2006, 09:46 PM
I'm so sorry you're feeling so badly :(
Listen, there are 3 areas we need to ask you about before being able to really help you:
1. What percentage of raw are you now and if 100% (or even if not) for how long?
2. If you are not now or in the recent past have not been 100%, what non-raw things have you been eating?
3. What raw things are you eating on a daily basis, esp. on the days you're feeling so sick?
Okay...one more...have you ever been on any medications at all during your life or just subjected to harsh toxic environmental elements?
Don't give up hope...if you feel you need to transition more slowly into this, then you have to do what you have to do. But please try and give us as much information as you can!
01-24-2006, 11:33 PM
From my POV your body is doing exactly what you said ~ making itself sick from what it doesn't want. It's just like any drug addict. WHEN one stops the drug, the body will try it's best to eliminate it. AFTER it's out, the body is happy.
Same thing with raw foods. Your body is not rejecting the raw foods; it's rejecting the old toxic waste from cooked foods and any drugs you've previously been taking. IF cooked and prescription/otc drugs or toxins were good for one, why, when going raw, does the body detox?
I'm not sorry you're going through this. I'm rejoicing! I'm celebrating! Go through it; get it done and allow your body to heal ~ or not. Your choice, of course.
01-25-2006, 09:29 PM
Good response Revvell! I agree with others - you many want to slow down your transition to take the edge of your sick feelings. I am going through the same thing right now, but have to take it slow as I am breast feeding. Still, I got a little too into things and ended up getting pretty sick last week and totally backsliding (I have a hard time with raw when I get sick). I've read the suggestion of fasting through these episodes on water or juices, but haven't been able to manage that just yet. It is a process and I am trying to keep moving in that direction!
Best of luck!
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