Hi there. This is my first MC an I am on day 12 (hoping to do at least 20 days). My sleeping pattern has become all screwed up. For the last 3 days I have been waking up after 5-6 hours of sleep and unable to return to sleep for another 2 hours. After 2 hours I crash for 3 hours of sleep. Today, I woke up after the 6 hours instead of trying to go back to sleep. I did the SWF and had numerous BMs. However after about 2 hours I was so tired I had to go back to sleep. Anyone else having this?
Hi Peter. I know you wrote this a long time ago, but I'm hoping the site might notify you in some way that I responded. I have done 4 Master Cleanses in the past, and had some excellent results from them. The only side effects I had were hunger pains (only til Day 3), various food cravings on most days, and some moderate headaches. I was a little worried that I'd absorb some of the salt from the SWF, but I always had eliminations so I'm guessing that wasn't the case. (I had some friends that didn't have eliminations and got extremely bloated from all the salt.) I have Stanley Burroughs book, and I followed everything he said to the letter. Anyway, on those 4 cleanses, I had much more energy, felt clear-minded, more creative, and was easily able to carry out all my normal obligations such as work, social events, etc. This time I decided to try a water fast. I read from a few people (including you) that the water fast is even more detoxifying than the MC, but more intense. Well, the first 3 days were fine. Of course I had hunger pains, cravings and one headache, but nothing I couldn't handle. However, for the past four days I have felt absolutely AWFUL. I cannot stand up for more than one minute without overwhelming nausea & dizziness taking over. Laying down is only way for me to quell the nausea. This is a real problem b/c I haven't been able to shower in 4 days and have had many things I've needed to do. Also, I'm supposed to return to work tomorrow. Do you think there is any chance this will get better before tomorrow? If not, would you recommend buying some orange juice? I've definitely considered it, but there's no way I can get to the store in this condition, so I feel totally trapped! (Plus I wouldn't be comfortable going out in public after this long without a shower.) Have you done a water fast before? Any suggestions? Also, any idea why I would feel functional the first 3 days and THEN feel this bad? I thought it was supposed to be the opposite. Any insight you can provide would so helpful. Thank you in advance!
Hi EmilyNicole - I'm assuming you have figured out something to do since you posted awhile ago.
It makes perfect sense that you would feel worse after 3 days. That's when the real detox started kicking in.
I'm hoping you went to the mc instead of any other options. That would continue detox, but more slowly than water alone.
Also, anything to improve elimination would help. LAX tea, SWF, or an enema.
Remember that the crappy feeling is toxins being mobilized in your body on their way out.
So helping them move out fast helps you to feel better.
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I am on Day 3 of the cleanse and yesterday, I broke out in a skin rash also that is extremely itchy and driving me crazy. It is all over my hands and arms. From what I have read, this is one of the symptoms of detoxing and since our skin is our biggest organ, it makes sense to me that the toxins would be exiting through our skin as well.
Keep your chin up and try not to itch. You are almost done!
I noticed over the past few days when I wake up in the morning I have a dull headache. But after I do the SWF and have a few eliminations it goes away. I find myself welcoming the headaches just so I can have them go away.
That's my 2 cents. Good Luck
Hi all! This is my first MC and today is my 5th day. I had a horrible headache(like someone stabbing an ice pick in my eye socket) and sickness on the 2nd day, and on the 3rd, I felt all tired and craving. I was walking down the street like a zombie, thinking about food.. Anyways, I have a question for all of you Rockstars here. I know there's a thread for tongue coating and I've read them, but I didn't find anything like what I have so I'd like to ask people here, if this is part of the detox symptom, and if anybody else has experienced it.
I suppose my tongue is slightly more coated than usual, but what bothers me is that right side and behind the tongue, and the lower inner part of the gum is damaged by acidity and they hurt.. I remember the same symptom occurred when I went to Bali several years ago and had loads of spicy food. Does this mean I have to stop doing MC or have to keep doing it so that it will clear...
Since I went through horrible headache and sickness, I don't want to quit now. But this is making it difficult to continue drinking the lemonade. Please let me know, thanks!!
I had quite a hard time myself.
But I managed to get by these headaches and complaints and also sickness using some sort of a placebo effect: I would lay in bed, arms on my belly, slowing down my breathing and trying to relax and imagine I am not having these pains.
After a while, it worked. It's called self-hypnosis I think...
May you get well soon.