I'm so sorry to hear that you had such a horrible experience. That is really unfortunate. In my experience, it pays to start off slow and simple and then progress to more complex treatments if necessary. I'm not sure what your symptoms are that led you to attempt a cleanse, but I suggest the following. Immmediately upon waking, consume two glasses of pure water with the juice of at least half of a fresh lemon, then go about your morning routine. After about half an hour, you can have a bowl of oatmeal, without Sugar or milk. If you like, you can add a bit of clarified butter or a small amount of honey or fruit preserves. But again, the simpler the better. If you can do without the honey or fruit, go for it. Again, wait at least an hour before eating anything else. Continue to increase your water intake, and then take one to two tablespoons of psyllium husk in the evening with at least 16 ounces of water. (I usually take the psyllium with 6-8 ounces of water and then follow with a glass or two of water) I personally like to take the psyllium in the morning also when I'm doing this cleanse, but I have no problems tolerating 2 tablespoons of psyllium twice a day. Many people do. Use your best judgement and start off with one Tbs. and progress gradually up to two if you wish. Of course you want to avoid processed and artificial foods, dairy products and watch your fat intake ans the types of fats your eating. I've used these tips over the past 8 years with lots of luck. I am much more regular. The first time I cleansed, I lost 20 pounds of garbage in one month!(from 155 to 135 pounds!) I would also suggest using an immune system booster like Kyolic liquid garlic. I use a lot of garlic in my diet anyhow, but the Kyolic is nice because you can fill geletin capsules and swallow them without worrying about odor and still get the cold pressed garlic oil directly into your system. Like I said, try to keep it basic and simple if you can, then add gradually if you need to. The basic concepts are hydrate with water, cleanse with fiber and flush the toxins out while supporting and strengthening your immune system and not putting any added stress on yourself. It is also normal to feel horrible during a cleanse because you have freed toxins into your system that need to be vigorously flushed out so they do not settle back in and continue to make you ill. I hope something here is helpful to you. Good Luck!