Juice Fasting, Infection and Antibiotics
Hello all, My wife and I are on our 11th day of our 90 day juice fast. Everything was going great until I started to develop a sore spot on the back part of the roof of my mouth. It began to hurt to swallow and I started to get tingling sensations off and on in my sinus cavity. I figured this was just a natural health response and I should wait it out as normal.
Well 3 days ago I developed a swollen lymph node behind my ear and the pain in my mouth has gotten worse, I would liken it to having a bad tooth ache that pounds whenever you move even a little, but on the back part of my mouth. I have never had this type of problem before in my life and its certainly not the kind of health response I was hoping for. The pain is so bad sometimes I contemplate taking antibiotics just to make it stop and I very much hate antibiotics and never use them for anything other then serious tooth pain or tooth infection.
I have tried several things including a ginger bath with 1/2 cup of fresh ginger and a little Sea Salt to help draw toxins from the body faster, ginger, honey, lemon teas, a full enema, and tons of bed rest. I am taking a plethora of supplements as this fast is also to correct my PCOS, SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder) and eating disorder (Bulimia) as well as weight loss and a transition into a 80% raw food diet.
Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder, Omega 3.6.9., Milk Thistle, Multivitamin, Saw Palmetto, Vitamin D3, Chromium, Zinc, Vitex (Chasteberry), Cayenne capsules, Vitamin B Complex, Co Q10, Coconut Oil, and Acai concentrate.
My next course of action is to go on a coconut water fast for a couple of days and see if that helps because I noticed that sometimes even after I drink veggie juice the pain really flares up and I assume its my body telling me that its busy fighting the infection and needs all resources for that purpose and to stop doing anything including drinking juice. I am hoping for some good suggestions because if that fails and this pain continues to worsen I may have no choice but to triple my juice intake and introduce antibiotics with it and then flush it back out once the pain is gone. And no I will not stop my fast for any reason so that suggestion is out.
I should note that this is not my first long fast, my first time I did 60 days and this is my wife's first fast ever and she is feeling totally normal and fine, not even a hint of anything happening other then weight loss, no health response at all, some people are like that when they fast and she is one of the lucky ones.
Thanks in advance for any help with this. - T
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