I was on The Master Cleanse for 10 days. Did the cleanse dilligently, following all the instructions down to a tee, all the right amounts, did the flushes, etc. Loved the whole experience. But the last few days of the diet, I had trouble drinking the lemonade drink, had to force myself to do so, but really just wanted water instead. I slowly came off the diet, also as prescribed with the soup broth, then the soup, etc. Once I started eating solid food, I had problems. I never felt good eating. After a month of this I went to the doctor. Turns out I developed an ulcer and my stomach was bleeding. Full of blood. I had to get a small tear in my stomach cauterized. The doctor believes it was because of the cleanse. (He is a traditional doctor...) Did I have a predisposition? Well, I've always been a healthy person, never more than 5-10 pounds over my desired weight, if that. But I did also always dilute my orange juice with water, because I always felt uncomfortable drinking it straight. So was this my predisposition? Possibly. Your call.
wow....this is realllly scary! thanks so much for this info, definitely something to think about. i am actually on the eve of day 9 and looking forward to finishing up day ten (10) on tomorrow. i have been a little concerned about taking in the organge juice after all of the lemon juice for the past ten (10) days...definitely more nervous now hearing your story.
are you feeling any better since your procedure? really sorry to hear this happened to you. good luck.
Thanks Danny, etal. Yes, I'm fine now since the procedure. Watering down my orange juice is something I've been doing for years. But never have had any other food worries. Have eaten spicy foods, etc. Don't know if that helps. I did think the cleanse was great and wish I could go on it again. I'm looking for a more suitable cleanse for myself, possibly a juice fast...
I could have sworn that I read that the Master-Cleanse was originally developed to help CURE ulcers?? Anybody else read or hear that before? I could totally be mistaken, as my mind tends to make up things from time to time!
hi i also have had problems since finishing the cleanse...i never had problems with my stomach but since i finished the Master-Cleanse (14 days) my stomach has been off...i feel somewhat nausious and not much desire to eat but with the increased desire to eat sugar...very strange for me.
i have been worried that i have created a problem for myself in the process of trying to cleanse my colon etc...but its been about 6 weeks since i finished the Master-Cleanse and i have had problems with depression and fatigued and stomach off all since i finished ...coincidental?
anybody else with similiar reactions please let me know what you did to improve the balance in your system..
I finished my cleanse on the 30th. and it went so smoothly. i followed it to a tee as well. coming off was and has been brutul! food wasnt sitting with me i kept gettingan extremly sore belly. On the 8th i was in so much pain, and i threw up for a day and a half until i started throwing up blood. I finally took myself to the hospital and turns out i have an ulcer to! the doctor felt it was from the cleanse to. I am now so mad at myself for doing the cleanse. Even though it went great and i felt great i am now in all this pain at 20 where i cant even be with my son during the day. I am so glad to know i am not the only one!
I had the exact oposite reaction when I did the Master-Cleanse for the first time. I was having nothing but trouble and pain with bleeding ulcers, which even under a doctors medication and care had me vomitting blood. I did the cleanse for 10 days and never looked back. At first the cayenne was a little hard on my ulcers, but that went away after day 3. After that it was smooth sailing. On coming off I fond the bleeding had stopped altogether and I never had a pain again. My doctor, needless to say, was utterly baffled as to why I wasnt needing refills on my perscription acid blockers. Maybe I was lucky, but I dont think so. Based on my own experiences and those of many others I know personally, not to mention the 100's if not 1000's of people I have read about in the forums over the years, I would say your situation is certainly not the norm. I have read here many times that the most important thing about this program or any, is to do what is best for you. Unfortunate as it is, you may have to look at other method of cleaning to get the same effect.
Everybody is different I guess. What works for one may not work for another. I hope you find something else which will not give you these problems.
Reclutantly, I tried The Master Cleanser Diet after hearing the wonderful testimonies of many. After the 3rd day, it got easier. If you can hold out for 3 days the rest is a piece of cake. After the 3rd day, I noticed my energy level had increased drastically; mental clarity had improved and I was calmer (mind body connection). I can't wait for next year to do it again. I never felt better in my life!! I highly recommend The Master Cleanser Diet. Believe me, not eating for 10 days will not kill you but save your life. If you don't believe me ask the people living in third world nations that drink dirty water and eat malnutrition food year around. They certainly do not die in 10 days under those harsh and deplorable conditions.(smile)
In all seriousness, the Master Cleanser Diet is safe and healthy. What is not healthy is the processed foods we consume 365 days along with unhealthy beverages and coffee. It's no wonder diseases are proliferating. As you know, the coffee business is now a lucrative business because of our poor diet! Americans, needs artificial stimulant to keep them going throughout the day. Why, because of their poor food choices. How sad!!!