Amendment to Rawkinlocs trilogy
mer - just to let you know again, my genetic cholesterol problem is a life-long issue. I have been on and off raw for 5 years and with it the levels have dipped and rose like crazy. I just have to be very persistent in my raw walk, keep my fat low (which is a challenge for me) and do daily cardio.
So when I do these things routinely, the levels are more acceptable, if not, they are high, even on raw. MOST people's cholesterol dips on raw or even vegan without having to watch the fat, but not mine. So I am a totally different case than everyone else.
Also I think Rawkinlocs has got something there with the emotional detox. If you have been 100% raw for 5 months straight, this could be what is happening to you, since 5 months is a fairly common time when many start really seeing and feeling results.
Often-times people detox what ails them. Some people break out in excema which they hadn't seen since they were children, others may feel pain in joints or bones from old injuries. I personally felt a novocaine detox - the whole side of my face was tingly and numb from some novocaine injections I got during a root canal - years ago when I had got the work done, the numbness and tingling stayed for a week.
So it is very, very possible that you could be experiencing a whole lot of depression as an emotional detox symptom.
Please just stick with it a little bit longer. Try getting out in the sun and some extra activity which should help reduce your symptoms.