It's the evening of Day 12 on the cleanse. Period started two nights ago, on time. Nothing out of the ordinary with the flow. My cramps were fairly mild, but this time even more mild. I've had no breast tenderness and no aching pain near my sacrum, which usually casues me much grief for several days before, during, and after my period. These are huge blessings! Thank you Stanley Burroughs.
Since I'm getting so "into" detoxification, I'm heading to the health food store tomorrow for unbleached tampons. They're supposed to be way more safe for you than the bleached white ones that emit toxins into your body.
Just wanted to post my period+MC experience.. I'm not on BC or anything.
*Trying not to be too gross or descriptive*
My periods normally only last a couple of days. The first day being spotting when I pee, the second and third day being the heaviest and the next 1 or 2 just being spotting and 99% of what comes out is after I pee.
I got my period a few days after the MC (day 5 maybe?)and it went my typical period schedule except the first day I was clotting like crazy. I'd feel like I'd have to pee but then about 20 clots would come out and then 2oz of urine. It was nuts. Its like it was so much it was pushing on my bladder or something and that's why I'd feel like I'd have to pee.
The 3rd day I noticed that the blood was getting more bright red.. That was weird.
Days later..typical only spotting where I only see blood when I wipe and it gets darker and darker and never anytime else.
I didn't try the blending the pulp thing, guess maybe I should've. :-X
What if I get pregnant while duing MC. I am trying to get pregnant for 3.5 years with the help of fertility doctor (not ovulating on my own). But I took a brake from the end of August and start duing acupuncture. I started MC yesterday (Sep 17) and yesterday I also had a positive ovulation test. I am planning to do MC for 10 days for now. But what if I get pregnant now?
Hello everyone. I have STILL been thinking about this MC thing and I'm a bit worried. For about the last month or so I have been feeling say, "under the weather." I have begun to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is basically numbness /pain in my hands, wrists, arms and other joints of my body, including my knees. Would the MC help this in any way? It is starting to get out of control, especially at night where I wake up about every 30 minutes with numbness in my arms and hands. :-[
Also, I've heard from other diets that NOT eating slows your metabolism which makes your body go into a "starvation mode" and you can actually hurt yourself. Is this true with the MC? ???
You have described the classic "carpal tunnel" symptoms that I also had. Please see a specialist right away. An orthoapedic surgeon with hand specialty and use of arthroscopic surgery techniques (if necessary).
If you have to have surgery you want a doctor who uses the arthroscopic technique so you only have a tiny incision in your wrist and shorter recovery time. You can barely see my tiny incision from my arthroscopic surgery. Some doctors still do the surgery the "old fashioned" way and cut up your hand! Do not go for that path!
I do not know if the MC will help your symptoms. I found the MC after I had arthroscopic surgery for carpal tunnel on both hands. I highly recommend that you go to the web and research carpal tunnel. It does not get better without proper treatment, it only gets worse!
I waited too long to go to the doctor. We tried physical therapy first. However, I had to have surgery for my case. I do feel so much better and wish I had gone to the doctor sooner.
I also have arthritis and bursitis in my knees and the MC does help to lessen that pain and reduces the swelling and inflamation in my knees-YIPPEE!
Please see a specialist as soon as possible about your carpal tunnel!
These exchanges are super helpful. I have a specific question that I don't think has been addressed. I have intense pain during my periods, and have to take 4-6 aleve during the first two days. Can I do this even though I am on the MC? I feel like it might defeat the purpose of detoxifying.
Hi Ashik, welcome to the cleanse and this bulletin board.
If you have to take it to get by, do it. It's not as good as not taking it, but better than not doing the cleanse. Smokers have done the cleanse while smoking. It would be better to have quit, but they still get good benefits.
By the way, a woman's period is another natural way for her body to detoxify. So, as a woman detoxifies on the cleanse, she tends to have lighter periods, less cramps, etc. The same thing holds true for hot flashes. Two women I know well had their hot flashes reduce significantly or completely go away during longer cleanses.