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Post-colonic Weight Gain?

Hello all,

I had a colonic almost two weeks ago and noticed about a 5 lb. weight gain almost immediately following. The day after the colonic, I felt pretty weak with heavy, tingling legs and the second day afterward, both my legs and arms felt heavy and tingly. I felt very ill and close to passing out. My mom took me to the pharmacy where the pharmacist suggested that I drink Pedialyte (ew, I know). I drank about 2 liters of Pedialyte over the next day and felt like I was mostly back to normal. While I felt my stomach going in during and after the colonic, I felt very heavy on the days following. I drank some kombucha the day of the colonic in hopes of restoring some of my intestinal flora. I also began supplementing with kelp capsules (for an iodine deficiency) the night of my colonic.

Can anyone explain how these symptoms might fit together?




  • You lost alot of electrolytes and water. Pedialyte helps that. Most likely you lost too much after the colonic so your body tried to compensate too quicly and you gained weight. When you get colonics always be careful of fluid replacement and eating healthy before and afterwards.

  • wichtenwichten Raw Newbie

    agreed. you were retaining water and probably were detoxing too. Its good to take er easy the day before (even a few days before) a colonic. I also recommend drinking apple/celery juice after to replace electrolytes.

  • SuasoriaSuasoria Raw Newbie

    You might want to take a probiotic supplement temporarily, too.

  • michaelhmichaelh Raw Newbie

    ditto...had my colonic, stomach was flat, looked like I lost a few pounds then boom, 24 hours later I ballooned like 4-5 lbs. I drank plenty of electrolyte water afterwards, but I firmly believe its the body trying to rebalance itself and overcompensate for the loss of fluid..it could also be the body detoxing...within a week your weight should return to baseline. 

  • Mike3Mike3 Raw Newbie

    The woman who's given me a few gives and electrolyte drink right after.  Sometimes I notice I have to pee

    a lot afterward.  Before her I have a poorly given one once, that didn't empty well.  So there I was with a gut

    full of sludge wanting out.  I gave myself a regular enema afterward and it all came out and cleared up.  The electrolye

    drink really helps. 

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