So I started Whole30 on Monday (that’s 4 days in). I’m officially on day 4. Let me timeline this so maybe someone can add this up and make better sense of it.
Day 1 was fine, except by the end of the day, I had a sore throat and was feeling a little congested.
Day 2, still congested sore throat gone, a little tired, nothing crazy.
Day 3 I noticed I had some of that, er, um itching down there, and now I feel like I have a full blown cold, don’t feel like I slept enough when I woke up, but not tired through the day. Had a headache SOOO BAD I had to take two Advil.
Day 4: Lady parts itching pretty much gone, but replaced with a foreign scent (sorry TMI but I gotta know what’s going on here so full disclosure), tired, still congested, headache again so bad took two more Advil. (I’m a single mom to a 4 year old boy and work a pretty high profile job so a headache so bad that it could hinder either of those things has to be dealt with).
I read on another thread the “symptoms” or candida die off. I’m trying to figure out if that’s what’s going on, if I have leaky gut, hyperthyroidism, if I’m going to just implode at any given moment (sorry for the escalation but navigating this brings out the theatrics).
I just started taking Vitamin C 1000mg, as I read if it IS candida die off that helps.
For the most part, I’ve been eating:
scrambled eggs, 1 apple every day
a handful of mixed raw nuts (cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds)
an epic bar
a huge salad made of cabbage, kale with primal brands green goddess dressing
meat (chicken drumsticks or beef cooked in ghee) with some vegetable (broccoli or cauliflower mash)
and I’ve had a half a sweet potato with coconut oil every day
Can anyone help explain what in the world is going on here? And I doing this right?