Today marks 1 week water fasting. I am so happy to have made it this far! ....only 2 more weeks to go!
During the day I feel really good for the most part, actually maybe too good? I do get light headed, but my energy and spirit is solid. I have been resting most of the time and not overdoing it (although I do have errands to run, etc.)
My biggest compliant is right when I lay down in the early evenings or mid-day I am overcome by this horrible joint pain that is there until I fall asleep. The pain is in my hips (the worst), knees, elbow, and I woke up yesterday with the right side of my jaw hurting so bad (still hurts!). Last night the pain was almost unbearable while trying to fall asleep. I feel fine in the mornings and when I am on my feet.
This is strange since I am young (20's), no joint problems in the past, and am not overweight. I have been drinking enough water. Any ideas???
Aches and pains including joint pains are quite common during a fast, so nothing to be overly concerned about. They come and go as they please as symptoms of detox.
Shelton has this to say concerning this problem........
"Besides pains in the back, usually in the lower spine, there frequently develop in the early days of the fast, pains in the hips, pains at the base of the skull and aching in the limbs, particularly in the joints. These pains and aches are often very annoying, but seldom last more than one or two days. They develop chiefly at night and cease during the day". http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020127shelton.III/020127.ch28.htm
In my experience, and although Shelton has said they only last a day or two, they can last much longer these days as we are more toxemic now than they were in his day.
Thank you so much! This makes me feel much more at ease. Last night the pain was so bad I was getting really worried. Let's hope I'm not too toxic and this dosent drag on much longer : ) Quick question: while nauseous I'd there anything I can do to ease the discomfort? Thanks again!
There is little to be done for nausea during a fast but sip warm to hot water; this will alleviate it to some degree.
"In many cases there is no doubt that the sudden withdrawing of all food, as in fasting, results in a temporary lowering of tone or tension in the stomach and this produces nausea. On the other hand, tall, thin, undernourished people are likely to suffer with a chronic lack of tension in the stomach and this becomes more noticeable when they fast. The presence of bile in the stomach also causes nausea. Its presence is very likely to lead to vomiting".
I am on day 5 and my right shoulder (where my arm attaches) has been killing me at night. I swam today and it feels somewhat better. Now I am feeling a little sore.
I am taking the pain as something good. I am hoping it means it is healing or something productive is going on with it. I am young and do not want this to be a lifelong problem. I don't remember having an injury. I do have a lot of kids, so maybe it is from carrying them all these years.
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