Post Water Fast Symptoms.
Hello, I am posting after recently completing an extended water fast. (The first few days juice, U.t, and herbal teas but after a few days down to just water 30+ days). It was a very difficult fast and didn't seem normal in the length and intensity of detox, along with a lot of weakness I had a metal taste in mouth throughout. I have encountered some post fast symptoms and there's not too many sources of well informed advice...I thought perhaps someone might have seen my symptoms before or something might ring a bell.
I completed the fast just under a month ago, I immediately suffered swelling in my ankles and feet...after that subsided I felt better than ever for about a fortnight and then encountered problems associated with renal function/failure, namely back pain, itching at night, loads of foods became very unappealing (high protein foods like cheese made me feel really spaced out), heightened anxiety, a lot of ringing In the ears (considered in Chinese medicine from what I understand to be a sign of renal function issues), loosing quite a bit of hair, getting very cold a lot....also started to wonder if the swelling was a symptom of kidney problems too, and less frequently pain at the front (both sides lower abdomen) which I wondered if was something to do with adrenals...so the symptoms have been freightening to say the least...I started down the road of supplements but it felt risky at that stage to make any errors or interfere too much with what the body needed to do so I've been trying to address the issues and support the kidneys with foods and have been trying to stick to organic fruits and vegetables, fresh juiced fruit in the mornings and veg soups in the evenings but also really drawn to nuts, nut butters and coconut..also I've dreamed of both melon and seaweed and Ive been using water that I've boiled kidney beans in along with kombu seaweed to make the soups...I've noticed some improvements with these foods (at least things don't seem to be getting worse)...but in the meantime have began to notice quite significant decrease in cognitive function...balance, clarity, muddled words, forgetting and loosing things easily, misplace everything etc...really impaired ability to function normally and not normal for me.
So I would really like to figure out whats happening and if there's anything I can do..I feel I had a long standing kidney problem (as some of these symptoms are extreme versions of things I've suffered prior to fasting) that I have worsened to a critical stage through the intense detox...or some sort of delayed critical healing (perhaps wishful thinking there)...but struggling to understand the drastic decrease in cognitive function.
I have scoured the internet but failed to find much of use, symptom searching obviously just produce results that insist I'm about to die and to go to hospital immediately and get dialysis and tests...this is not an option so I'm hoping someone might just happen to have some idea that's outside the powers of google or hospitals??? Any help much appreciated!