Dameon: 7 days of Juice/Water Fasting
Dameon 21 years old Male, weighing 64 kg / 140.8 lbs, 48 in /121.92 cm tall, United States
Doing 7 days of Juice/Water Fasting. Starting November 9, 2010
Reasons for Fasting:
Mostly my stomach and attempting to save money. I've had a terrible stomach condition in which some times I feel I get constipated, burning flank pain, cold wet chills, fever, shock. Very brutal and emotionally traumatizing. I've had many flare ups. If the flare up gets bad enough I begin getting pressure in my mid back, all the way to top of my brain and into my eye balls. It literally feels as if gas pressure is forcing it's way either in or around my spine. When this happens I can feel the cranial points clicking and cracking. I have many other symptoms but mainly I do it to bring down what ever is happening in my stomach. Works pretty well usually.
Past Fasting Experience:
I first did a fourteen day OJ fast a couple years back. I felt amazing after but a lot of ailments came back. I then did one of those vegetable juice fasts with enemas and once again felt decent. That lasted ten days. I took a break for a while until some stressful times this past summer. I proceeded to do first a three day water fast. This brought about DEEP depression. When trying to eat again I felt so emotionally disturbed based on my circumstances that I had to go back to fasting. I went ten days on water, then twenty days on juice with apple cider vinegar, celtic sea salt and some herbs. When I moved out recently I did another ten days on water. And this most recent water fast has been seven days. I know it sounds excessive but I'm trying to manage a lot of symptoms all the time.
I was raw before but this didn't work out to well for me. Been on a bunch of diets. Unfortunately I don't meet the status quo. I have to eat very strange combinations of things or I risk terrible side effects. Where some would say a lot of vegetables are very healthy, for me they can trigger disaster.
Relevant Medical History:
Had to get my appendics removed. I've been a drug addict, alcoholic, smoker, video game junky. Diagnosed ADHD, bipolar and anxiety disorder.
Present Medical Problems:
So very many.
State of Mind:
I just crashed another water fast. Feeling down about it, and hoping god understands. I feel like I got a lot on my shoulders. How I could get to fourty days on water with some of this sadness, mania, anger ext. Well I don't have a clue yet.
Fasting can be good but some times there's a group of symptoms that just causes me to crack. Tom is right; you got to make sure you don't trigger the psychiatric disorders other wise the fast might totally collapse and water fasting seems to be so detrimental for doing this. Doing this as a spiritual person is so devastating because one second you're like, "I'm loved by god it's all okay." The next you're like, "He hates me!" Don't get me wrong this is part in consiquence to the split in doctrines preached around the world. You've heard so many different perspectives and if you can't hold your ground(common with these types of illnesses) then you're doomed to believe any doctrine at any time. I can speak on this for hours. The reality is these illnesses have a chemical cause, and god knows it. And if you aim to get healed on a fast but you don't manage to control these(how they did it in Russia is crazy) then you chances of failure are high. Water fasting is attractive to me because I feel like a sugar glutton on a juice fast. I consume so much food all the time and a juice fast FEELS like the same thing even though it heals a lot. My guilt levels go up. Let me tell you though the horror of these mental problems on a water fast can be just horrific.
I just finished this fast and I want to actually complete a long term one(40 days) but I need to find a strategy to control my mind.