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dizzy & spaced out

jenergyjenergy Raw Newbie

I’m wondering if feeling dizzy & spacey could be detox symptoms… I’m not 100% raw, but could probably still be detoxing. I’ve always been prone to head-rushes if I stand up too fast, but this has been a pretty-much constant state of mild vertigo and just can’t seem to focus my thoughts kind of feeling for the last few days. Would B vitamins help? Thanks for any input. :o) Love, Jen


  • spiritedmamaspiritedmama Raw Newbie

    Sounds like detox to me. I went through something similar after I had been about 80% raw for 2-3 months. I still get occassional lightheadedness but am now back to 100% raw (yeah!). I noticed that since this has been happening, I have been craving more salty/savory foods (thank goodness for crazybread crackers!- see recipe on this site). I was thinking that maybe it was my body trying to regulate it’s blood pressure or something. I hadn’t thought of B vitamins. What lead you to that conclusion?

  • jenergyjenergy Raw Newbie

    I was thinking that B vitamins have something to do with iron, and that if you don’t get enough of them you could become anemic, which might cauze dizziness. It’s the first thing I think of whenever I get some kind of funky symptom, probably because my gramma (who is a total hypochondriac, but for other people ;o) has been worrying for years that I’m anemic, all evidence to the contrary. Heh… I was just guessing.

  • LucyLucy Raw Newbie

    Hi Jenergy. A friend of mine had the same symptoms as you are having and find out that she had worms in her intestines.Maybe it’s better if you check it out.It’s a very simple thing, and it’s simple to cure it too.

  • jenergyjenergy Raw Newbie

    Wow… um, yuck. I sure hope that’s not my problem! I’m going to give it a couple days to clear up – my standard, “If I ignore it, maybe it’ll go away,” technique – but if I’m still this dizzy after that I’ll probably go to the doctor. Ick. I try to avoid going to the doctor, partly because my health insurance is lousy and it’s expensive, but mostly because I have a deep distrust of the whole “Take this pill” mentality. Corporatized medicine. Bleh.

    But that is another topic, entirely. ;o)

  • LucyLucy Raw Newbie

    Maybe it could be yeast infection,candida. Try to do the diet no sugar,carbohydrates,fruits,,salt,stored grains,yeast,mushrooms,,vinegar,mustard,tamari,miso,olives,pickles,and all the other fermented foods. Try for a week and seek how do you feel.

  • SystemSystem Raw Newbie

    Maybe you just need to eat more calories, foods with protein, iron, essential fatty acids and B12. B vitamins are really important, make sure you cover all of them.

  • ZoeZoe Raw Newbie

    I had that when I was transitioning to raw, after being good and eating just raw for a few days I would eat something that wasn’t raw, and a few hours after I would go dizzy and faint. When I went 100% it stopped.I suggest going 100% for a while and seeing if that clears it up.

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