MC1: April '09 - 10 days;
MC2: January '10 - 14 days; MC3: May '10 - 10 days; MC4: November '10 - 10 days;
MC5: January '11 - 18 days; MC6: June '11 - 8 days;
MC7: January '13 - goal 10 days
What you do is go on a "pure" food diet for a week, then each day afterwards introduce ONE and only one of your suspected food allergens into your diet. I did this for my son when he was about 6 and found out that he was allergic to wheat and corn. The day I gave him wheat, he wet his pants, which he hadn't done since he was 3. So, I KNOW that specific foods you're allergic to can affect your eliminations. Foods we are allergic to are like drugs to us: we love them and we hate them. If we love them in one form, but hate them in another - that is a major indication that you are allergic to them. Ex. people who hate tomatoes, but love ketchup and spaghetti sauce, or people who hate peas, but love split pea soup. My guess is that you have a very strong allergy to something...possibly something in the master cleanse (lemons, maple syrup, cayenne, something in the laxative tea). You might be able to go back on the cleanse if you just switch to agave and limes.
I recommend that you go off the MC and get your BMs regular and in control before going on the MC again.
There are a few books you can read about food allergies: anything by Dr. Doris Rapp. She has a website, too. Dr. William Crook has some books, especially about Yeast allergies. Mark Lovendale has a book on it - but I think Doris Rapp's stuff is the easiest to understand and she offers suggested menus for the one week pure diet and instructions on how to test yourself. Also, there's "the 7 day miracle" by Bennett and Barrie - which doesn't talk about allergens, but gives a detailed "pure" diet as a 7 day cleanse.
Another possible concern is...have you recently given birth? You said your daughter's christening was in a few months? Is your daughter an infant? That could make a big difference in how you approach the cleanse.
Last edited by Lahontani; November 7th, 2010 at 03:34 PM.
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Connie; Thank You for the words of encouragement.
DocBunsen; Good to see you. Congratulations on your 28th Day.
Patunia; You may be surprised as to how much weight you've actually lost. After you get all the poop out, you may notice 2-3 lbs difference. I still believe you may be impacted. I have seen it with many patients, and it had to be manually removed .
So as I continue Day 10, I had 6 bathroom visits within 1/2 hour. Light cramping and weakness. My stomach must have shrunk, because I cannot drink a whole bottle of water in one sitting, without experiencing some discomfort. Total loss of appetite. I find myself having that last bit of Lemonade way past it's usual time. Only 75 ounces of water today.
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Hey everyone, i'm on day 1 of my second cleanse. Feeling really horrid today as I over indulged yesterday because I knew i was starting a cleanse today. Feeling really sluggish and tired and hoping the first couple of days will pass quickly. This time I'm aiming for 21 days. Hope I can do it.
Hello, I just signed up for the frum today but by no means am I a newby to the MC.
I have a questin: How long can I store the lemonade ance I make it? it is hard for me to make it fresh evrytime I'm going to drin a glass due to my job schedule.
It's Day 29 for me and I am currently procrastinating on the SWF. I have to force myself every time.
I usually just make a big jug in the morning and then drink that all day. I know you are supposed to juice the damn lemons every time you have a glass, but I barely have time to drink all the lemonade let alone go through all that hassle every time I have a glass.
MC7 - 05/05/2013 - 10 days
MC6 - 02/12/2012 - 40 days
MC5 - 07/13/2011 - 25 days
MC4 - 03/10/2011 - 30 days
MC3 - 10/11/2010 - 40 days
MC2 - 06/06/2010 - 42 days
MC1 - 12/03/2006 - 10 days
I agree with you, I'm wondering if we can store it over night or even freeze it.