Recovery Pains!

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Letgoandletgod's picture
Recovery Pains!

Okay, so now I am at that 1 week plus mark, which I've been at before, but forgotten how sucky my body feels. What I mean is that my tummy is bloated, and I have nausea, dizziness when I get up quickly, constipation at times, headaches, gassy, water retention.... just bad-ness.
I take vitamins, eat yogurt, and healthy regularly.

Anyone relate?
When did you start getting these symptoms in recovery?
How long for them to go away?
Any ideas for relief!?!?!

Liza's picture
Yip, i got all of those...

Yip, i got all of those... You just gotta give it time. I don't have any real solutions, there were days i just sat on the couch playing Snake on my cellphone until the feelings passed... It helped to talk to myself, tell myself exactly what i was feeling in my body and then explain to myself why i was feeling that (hope that makes sense). Yoga also helped a lot because i could do it at home and it takes up time and focuses your mind on something else.

The worst of the symptoms were gone in about 2 weeks... i know it feels like forever, but you can get through this. ... and when you do, don't forget how shitty it was - that was one of my main motivations for not b/ping again - i couldn't bear to have to go through those recovery pains again!

'I will not choose not to be'

Lauren22's picture
I wish I could give some tips

I wish I could give some tips on how to stop all of that... The best advice I have is to just make sure you do something that makes you feel good about yourself every day. Paint your nails, go tanning, buy a cute outfit, light work outs (sometimes just walking even makes me feel better). It's distracting, and it helped me to feel a little better when I felt so low and disgusting. And I agree with Liza... give it about two weeks. You'll feel better. Good luck :)


mmb's picture
I had them too

The beginning is really hard, but it gets better with time. I gained weight even eating normally and it scared me. Stick to your plan and you see that is gets easier and easier with time!


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