Hello fellow fasters. Some urgent advice please. I am 10 days into an attempt at a 21 day fast . I have metastatic melanoma and hoping to avoid more surgery by maybe getting the tumours to shrink.
My last blood test showed my bicarbonate level to be low (16mmol/L) normal is 20-32mmol/l. My doctor is concerned that I will go into renal of respiratory distress. I feel well in all respects and want to continue until my next blood test in 2 days.
Has anyone else experienced this? Should I stop the fast if the levels are still low?
Really don't know what to do. I've just changed to Alkaline Water rather than pure water to see if the increased alkalinity would help, not sure if this is the right thing to do or if it will cause me harm.
Any advice would help! Thank you all so much. I wish you all well with your own fasting journey.
If you can get hold of Sodium Bicarbonate powder, put it in your bath water and soak yourself for an hour daily. If not, half hour twice a day. You can also add some Epsom Salt to your bath water, magnesium in ES is very helpful in many reactions in your body.
I know that during a water fast, your thyroid becomes hypo, one possible reason why your bicarbonate level may be low. Another reason is dehydration, taking certain drugs and even while drawing blood if the nurse keeps the rubber band on your arm too long. Did you take any drugs before and during your fast?
I don't think you need to worry as long as you are hydrating your self well. Alkaline Water is fine.
After you complete your fast you may want to contact Dr. Sircus.
Thank you Archus that answers a lot of questions. I have had my thyroid gland removed due to cance...
Thank you Archus that answers a lot of questions. I have had my thyroid gland removed due to cancer and take thyroxine every day. I have halved my usual dose. Unfortunately I don't have a bath! I live in a tiny unit in Sydney so can't do the bathing although it sounds divine! I'm taking the Alkaline Water but it does tend to make my throat dry. I appreciate your help.
Am very confused with a girl (who is now my ex) that have been with for 4 years
in the first year of us being together everything was great like any relationship and for the last 3 years it has been for lack of better words worse since I been with jer we have been through a lot
I had lost my job and got my car repoed but she helped me get it back and she lost a custody case against her ex and is paying child support.
From what I come to find out she had a bad relationship with her ex and he was always negative with her and they were together for more than 10 years.
Now where we are at is that this is the third time she has broken up with me and the reasons for every one of them is because she has been treating me bad and always being negative towards and she doesn't want to continue doing that to me and she needs her space to fix her self.
Now I understand that she has been through a lot and I know I haven't really been helping with all of my issues I put her through too. I really thought it was a phase and I understood why she was like that with me but then it starting getting worse and she was just treating like shit.
She was very distant and never would show me any affection or talk to me or text me like she used to. And every time she would call or I would call her she would just say "Hey" I started telling her how I felt and she would get more upset with and would tell me that all I was doing was making her feel bad and pointing fingers at her and etc. So I just kept dealing with it until we got to another argument because she thought I was interested in another girl and said we needed a break and that was that. I didn't speak to her for 3 months and all of a sudden she started talking to me and after a couple of months we were back together.
And of course everything was good for a couple of months and then went back to the same thing and I told her again and we broke up again but we would still see each other from time to time. Then a couple of months passed and we got back together.
Now we went to the same problem and she told me that she is going through a dark time in her life and she need space from me and that she doesn't want to continue to keep treating me like shit but while she is trying to figure herself out she wants me to be around.
Now I don't know what to do there are days that I hear from her and there are days that I don't am usually always at work and home I don't do anything else but wait for her to invite me over to watch a movie or show. Anytime she needs help at her job am always there for her. But I feel like she is more distant and that her feelings for me is fading or at least I think so.
I don't know what to do I don't know what to say to her. If she calls me or text me I answer all the time but never do I ever try to contact her until she contacts me.
Now I know that she thinks that am probably dating someone else or that am out and about having fun but am not. Am not sure what to do or say and am not sure how to approach this any more because anytime I ha e tried to fix things with us if has gotten worse and I don't want what we have to get messed up because am being to pushy.
I don't know if I should stay and be patient because I do really love her and I can't stand being without her but it seems like she doesn't want to be with me.
All I want is to be happy with her and get our life going again.
... I am very sorry that you're so sad, right now. There are a number of things to conte...
I am very sorry that you're so sad, right now. There are a number of things to contemplate about this on-again-off-again relationship.
The most important thing to understand and "accept" is the fact that you are not responsible for the happiness, well-being, healing, or progress of another person. You are the only person that you can control, and that's all there is to it. You cannot "fix" whatever her issues might be anymore than you could "fix" the life cycle of the solar system.
Another thing to consider is that it appears that this woman has some toxicity issues. Again, you cannot "fix" those for her, either. Some people are simply toxic. Have you ever spoken to her ex, in person? If you haven't, then you only have her version of what happened and "being negative" is a very, very broad description. That could be as simple as saying that he didn't think that the color blue suited her, or as dire as beating the living shit out of her for putting the toilette paper roll on the roller the wrong way, and everything in between. So..........."negative" can mean a host of things.
It may be a wise option to go totally "No Contact" until you've had a chance to sort yourself out and determine what you are NOT going to tolerate and appreciate your own value, first. It just might be that you will come to realize that you deserve far, far better in a companion and partner than what this woman is able to share with you.
Brightest blessings to you - you'll sort this out in a way that you'll learn, grow, and set boundaries for yourself, and others.
You don’t need that! Let her go and find a woman who will treat you right. If that’s the case now,...
You don't need that! Let her go and find a woman who will treat you right. If that's the case now, it will be only worse in the future. She has no respect for you and she's taking you for granted. You deserve more.
But it will never happen until you really let her go.
Give her that time she’s asking for. ... She will understand that if she wants to keep you she ha...
Give her that time she's asking for.
She will understand that if she wants to keep you she has to learn how to act. And then when she's back (if you'll still accept her) she won't take you for granted anymore.
And if she won't come back then it wasn't meant to be.