weird stomach pains and fatigue


I've been mostly 100%raw for 1 year and a half, and a major fan of goneraw for almost as long, however (and I know this makes me seem like a technology retard), I have only recently figured out how to join. Before it kept not working.

Anyhow, I had some questions for all those raw geniuses out there on goneraw. I have for many years suffered from extreme stomach pains, nausea, headaches, etc.

Since being raw, I feel a lot better overall, (and my headaches have practically disappeared) however I suffer from sharp pains in the center of my abdomen, just above the navel. It fells like a knife is routinely stabbing me in that area. The frequency of these pains varies from every day for several hours to not at all for as long as a month. They are extremely painful though, and do worry me .

Also, I find that I am almost always tired. I make sure to get enough sleep (9-10 hours most nights) but to no avail. My brain constantly feels foggy and I all I want is to curl up and sleep.

I am a little worried, thinking maybe I am missing something the way I am eating, although I know raw is super good for you.

If anyone has any advice to offer, or just their own experiences, I would hugely appreciate it.


  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    First of all - we need to know what you eat. Go into detail.

    Second, do you do colon hydrotherapy? Elimination is key to keeping your system healthy.

  • Breakfast: a big fruit salad consisting of an apple, orange, banana, kiwi, some mango, some pineapple, and some berries, with a cup of walnut milk (walnuts, water, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla).

    Lunch: varies depending on if I am at home or at school. Often a green shake consisting of water, 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds, juice of 1 orange, 1/2 banana, mixed frozen berries, and mixed salad greens.

    Dinner: Also varies, sometimes a large kale salad (massaged kale with chopped tomatoes and a dressing of blended garlic, scallion, parsley. tahini, lemon juice, ACV, nama shoyu), sometimes a lettuce wrap with tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and a spicy mixture of mushrooms and bell peppers).

    No I don't do colon hydrotherapy, (not actually sure what it is) although I usually don't have any trouble with elimination.

    Also, I've read that it is fairly common, but I get stabbing pains in my breasts, although only ever one at a time.

    I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with my cycle though.

  • joannabananajoannabanana Raw Newbie

    the area on your body you're describing is right where your intestines are. i've had many intestinal problems, but it's usually below my navel.

    ever since i started doing an enema once a month, i haven't had nearly as many tummy troubles.

    maybe it's a food allergy?? try writing down when you have these problems and think about what food you ate before you had it.

  • Well, you eat too much fat. Between the milk, the hempseeds, and the avocado for dinner. Especially a year of this mimickry of the sad (in fat terms), I think this could explain many of the problems you have.

    eat more fruit, eat less fat. follow up the fruit with greens and you will be filled and properly fueled.

  • i don't know. a cup of walnut milk and some hemp seeds does not seem like a lot of fat to me. the avocado is only "sometimes" even. i can't imagine that token amount of fat would cause all that weird pain. then again, every body is different.

    i would definitely look into some colon/liver/gallbladder cleanses. even if you are regular, there are years of sad diet food still in there that could be causing problems.

    if it's extremely painful and worrisome, i would go to a doctor just to make sure nothing really serious is going on. definitely if the symptoms continue severely after a few cleanses.

  • I don't think I am having too much fat. By avocado I mean about a tablespoon, and I can't imagine that being too much. Also, I find if I have any less, my cravings increase.

    Tangerine: I agree, and did do a gallbladder cleanse last year which seemed to help a bit with the stomach pains and got rid of my headaches (which were often and terrible) completely.

    What other cleanses do you think might help?

    Thank you to everyone. I really appreciate your input.

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