It’s been a rough month. Maybe the roughest month I’ve had since I’ve become ill. It’s hard to say.
I started on the Vital Plan Phase 1 diet and supplement protocol about a month ago. The first week was fine. The second week turned into a 7 day herx from hell. Night sweats, shaking, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and complete sensory overload resulted from the amount of toxins circulating my bloodstream during that week. I honestly don’t know how I survived it without completely losing my mind. It’s over now, but I’m terrified it might happen again.
I went off the supplements for a few days, letting my body catch up with detoxing. This past week or so I’ve been taking only 1/4 capsule of each VP formula, once per day. I just increased that to 1/2 capsule today.
I decided to weigh myself the other day, and to my surprise I had lost 5 pounds. Other than that, I haven’t seen any improvements in my health this month. I plan to talk to my doctor in a couple of weeks about MTHFR and related gene mutations, and maybe liver function tests. I feel like my body isn’t detoxing as efficiently as it’s supposed to, despite all the supplements I have been taking to help it. Charcoal, burbur pinella, sealantro, detox tea, Alka Seltzer gold, lemon water, far infrared sauna, castor oil packs…. the benefit of each is marginal at best.
Recently I started doing physical therapy to try to regain some of my lost strength, and hopefully be able to walk again. I’ve been putting in my best effort, but it’s been hard with all the pain and fatigue. The day before yesterday I had a particularly violent seizure, and I injured myself. My wrist is bruised and swollen, and it doesn’t make exercising any fun. I’ve been using ice on it.
Despite it all, I’m still alive, and am doing everything in my power to become healthy. I hope you can hang in there too.