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I checked with Dr. Google and supposedly this is part of the body's detox process? Detoxing from antibiotics and hormones from animals?<br><br>
Is this true?<br><br>
Or is it something else? And when does it get better? Did it happen to you?<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JerseyVegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I checked with Dr. Google and supposedly this is part of the body's detox process? Detoxing from antibiotics and hormones from animals?<br><br>
Is this true?<br><br>
Or is it something else? And when does it get better? Did it happen to you?<br><br>
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There's no such thing as "detox" in regard to becoming vegan. Feeling tired isn't normal, although some people do find it difficult to eat enough foods (and the proper balance) at first, which could contribute to fatigue. Are you getting enough sleep? Eating enough calories (and not losing weight)? If you have any underlying medical problems, you should talk to a doctor.
 

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Didn't happen to me, I felt great pretty much on day one, although I was a fairly strict vegetarian before vegan. I can't say I ever noticed a problem like this in either of my transitions though.<br><br>
I did research the hell out of the subject before moving to a vegan diet though and made sure I get a full varied diet full of the essential nutrients and calorie intake. I'm no expert though so perhaps this detox is the cause. I'm personally sceptical about detoxing - your liver should have been detoxing you from these nasty things while you were an omni anyway, so symptoms would be apparent then too. It's not like your body just keeps them there until you give up meat. As I understand it anyway (not a biologist <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )<br><br>
How long have you been vegan now? When did you notice the problem starting? Perhaps you have a deficiency in your diet somewhere. Perhaps low iron intake? Low vit C? Lack of protein? (which is pretty hard unless your diet is complete crap!).<br><br>
I'm sure it's probably just a simple case of not getting enough calories. From what I have read on other forums etc.. it seems to be a common mistake of new vegans.<br><br>
Perhaps give us a run-down of a typical day's diet? I'm sure someone a lot more knowledgeable than me can see if you seem deficient anywhere.<br><br>
edit: should +1 the previous post, if you are at all worried, get checked out by a doc.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JerseyVegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
supposedly this is part of the body's detox process? Detoxing from antibiotics and hormones from animals?<br>
Is this true?</div>
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If you have changed your diet dramatically over a short period of time then you may be experiencing some physical manefestations of that change. It may be uncomfortable. Some people call that experience "detox" or "withdrawl."<br><br>
It's easier on your body if you do it gradually. But for some people, the big change works best. It's up to you to decide because there are only two ways to change your life: quickly or slowly!<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>JerseyVegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2983235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Or is it something else? And when does it get better? Did it happen to you?</div>
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It could be any number of things: not enough calories, stress, too much coffee, too much exercise all at once, etc.<br><br>
I did not have this experience when I went vegan. I transitioned slowly from vegetarian and eased into it.
 

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I know an interesting article about fatigue linking to "detox" diets. I've recently been on a detox of some sort, already was vegan beforehand but my doctors just wanted me to take a bunch of probiotic smoothies and vitamins. It got tiring, and I even got a fever from it that made me feel like using the restroom a lot. My guess was that my fever was my body's response to heating up for killing bad bacteria that I'm trying to remove, along with the restroom needs coming from the way the body rids of toxins. Also, when your body heats up, you start sweating. Sweat is another toxin release - it's so linked. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I don't think I could've caught the darn fever as some flu or something, because I wasn't exactly out in public with people. I usually stay at home in my room, backyard, kitchen, and game room. c:<br><br>
So, with my annoying blabbering done, here's the article: <a href="http://www.naturodoc.com/library/lifestyle/diet_improvement.htm" target="_blank">http://www.naturodoc.com/library/lif...mprovement.htm</a><br>
detoxing is a way of dietary improvement, though I'd rather remain improved for my entire life. This will only last a short time, so have patience and stay healthy. Also, stay happy. It's pretty amazing what energy you get just from feeling joyful - like those perky people you run into once in a while! XD<br><br>
Edit: however, I forgot to mention one other thing. It's true that you can mess up with trying to be healthy. Being vegan would be easy if it were more acknowledged. Once you understand what you REALLY have to eat as a vegan, you CAN be healthy for life and live long. ;D In fact, there are vegans who make sure the diet is done right and they have far more energy than omnivorous athletes. I'm also researching these things like crazy, and making an entire website with helpful tips and facts! I'll make it more public when I've finished more pages rather than just the home page for everyone to see, if they want to see it. :3
 

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I don't know if I experienced this or not, I have narcolepsy. But I'd probably go with the idea of checking for a lack of something. Could be a million things not related though too.
 

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THanks to everyone who took the time to respond. I appreciate all of your insight. I think my problem has been too few calories. I'm defintiely getting enough protein and enough variety, but wow - - - you guys opened my eyes to the calories. I had not been feeling hungry so i hadnt been clued in to this.<br><br>
I'm still planning a Dr. visit to get some bloodwork looked at. Thank you everyone again!
 

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Our body is constantly getting rid of toxins through our urinary tract and digestive systems. Your body literally detoxes itself 24/7. I can't imagine that changing your diet to something healthier would actually cause your body to engage in some huge toxin release dump. Tiredness is generally from not eating enough carbs (causes a lack of glycogen in the muscles), not eating enough calories, or possibly an iron deficiency. I use calorie count . com to keep up with my calories and nutrients. It will allow you to set a goal (even if it is gaining or maintaining) and will tell you what you are lacking in and how to get the nutrients you are lacking in.
 

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When I started eating "clean" (eliminating processed foods and started eating organic, whole foods) I experienced fatigue and I do believe it was a "detox" period.... I believe it was my body cleaning out all the junk I'd been feeding it for the past 20 some years...
 

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Grats on taking a poor lifestyle, enjoy your life getting alot more difficult for no reason.</div>
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maybe you're not eating enough?<br>
I never ate enough i felt tired and faint all the time.<br>
orrrrrr, you could be pregnant! lawlz.
 

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I would still say it's just the body getting used to actually having good foods in it, unless you're still eating processed foods then that would be one problem. =o
 
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