I have been eating 80% raw for the last three weeks (mostly fruits and leafy greens) during the day and a cooked vegan meal for dinner (usually baked tofu with brown rice and sauteed veggies).
I got into this way of eating due to my struggle with fibromyalgia, my weight, and general fatigue. I'm so excited I made this switch as I can already feel my energy levels climbing to places they haven't been in four years. Just for the record I am a 24 year old female. I've been experiencing some detox symptoms, and I'm just looking for some insight and validation that these will pass as they are worrisome.
My detox symptoms are:
My acne is so much worse! My skin was clear when I began detoxing, and since my face has broken out all over my chin and forehead. They are deep pimples that don't come to a head, and the same ones have been lingering for weeks!
I have a constant headache, which feels mostly like it's in my sinuses. I also have a lot of drainage down the back of my throat... my throat has been sore as well.
My chronically tight neck has become so much worse and is making my headaches worse! I'm having trouble abstaining from my ibuprofen habit. What can I do? They are keeping my up at night!
Also just general body aches in places where I have had issues in the past.
I'm also having heartburn after my cooked meal... I began taking apple cider vinegar pre meal and that seems to be helping.
How long will these symptoms last!? I feel like I've had a perpetual headache for the last two weeks! Is my cooked food dinner not allowing me to detox fast enough? I have been taking ibuprofen almost every day (cringe). I have been a smoker for the last two years and have finally gotten the patch and I'm smoking around one cigarette per day and will soon be off of them completely... I'm sure this is limiting my detox too!
What do you guys think? Thanks!!