Hi - Today is my first day of the Cleanse, just finished up my first SWF. I've been checking the BB for the last few weeks (getting "my courage up," if you will) and I was TERRIFIED of the SWF - afraid I'd throw it up, etc. But I just made sure it was lukewarm water and only used a teeny bit less than 2 teaspoons and it wasn't so bad - I chugged it in about 34 gulps.
Are you using 2 TEAspoons (as opposed to 2 TABLEspoons) of salt? Are you using lukewarm water?
It seems like Peter strongly encouraged the SWF in his book. Stanley Burroughs says "It is quite adviseable to take the herb laxative tea at night to loosen, the the salt water flush each more to wash it out. If for some reason the salt water cannot be taken in the morning, then the herb laxative tea must be taken morning and night."
I don't think you are alone - it seems like several people have tried it and had big issues with it. Maybe try a little less salt? I think Peter said his wife drank it through a straw... Good luck with whatever you decides works best for you. I know others on this Board drink the tea morning and night.