I've been on the master cleanse for two days now and I've done my best to follow the directions (the only thing I've changed is adding more cayenne pepper to my lemonade - 1/2 tsp instead of 1/10).
So. I've been drinking senna tea by night (2 mugs full) and the salt water flush by morning (32 ozs spring water, 2 tsp non-iodized sea salt) - and I have not yet had any *eliminations*. I've been urinating a LOT - but no #2s at all. Not even a little one.
I should perhaps mention that I've been addicted to ex-lax in the past and it's not unusual for me to go 9 days at a stretch without a bowel movement... but I was hoping that the MC would clean me out pretty quick.
Is there something wrong with me/my colon? Should I drink more tea? More salt in my water?Sorry if I TMI'ed, but I'm a little concerned...
1. You may be overdoing the lax. Only 1 cup in the evening is needed. Also, an herbal blend with Senna Leaf is recommended. Smooth Move and Get Regular are great and sold at health food stores. Usually, Senna Leaf alone is too strong for most people. Have you been using lax tea long term prior to this cleanse? If so, you may be addicted to you.
2. Â*You say you are peeing a lot. Do you mean out of your behind? Because with the MC we have what we affectionately call "butt pee." If that is the case, all is normal. Butt pee is liquid bile.
3. You may not be drinking enough water in addition to your lemonades. This has happened to many others. You should drink one ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight per day. This normally cures the problem.
4. You may need to adjust the amount of non-iodized sea salt you are using. I would check your amount of water for daily intake first.
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I had to increase my Sea Salt. Which is disgusting, but it worked.
One level, one well-rounded is your best bet as a first step up. Try two rounded if that doesn't work.
I don't start the complete fast till I know my bowels are going.
I love coconut water, possibly the best liquid in the world. (not to be confused with coconut milk.
I make sure I'm well hydrated by drinking that the day before I fully fast, regardless of which type I do.