Day 12 – ‘Herx….what?’
Herxheimer Reaction = a short-term (from days to a few weeks) detoxification reaction in the body. As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms including headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms.
Welcome to the world of biohacking!…and I’m not talking about the time you took a few extra magnesium tablets and you had to go to the toilet urgently…or when.you drank 1 too many Bulletproof coffees & you felt jittery…no, I’m talking about when you over-did it and you are in PAIN! Of course, at the time you don’t know you’re over-doing it…that’s why it’s referred to as an experiment…it’s only afterwards that you go…’oh yeah, right…I should have stopped’. #oopsy
If you don’t know what Herxheimer’s Reaction is first hand, then you haven’t REALLY experimented..and I’m not saying that to challenge people – it’s just, you haven’t pushed the boundaries of your experiment & found out what your body reacts to and how…but you know, it can be quite painful and I can’t say it’s enjoyable…yet somehow, I kinda always end up here! i always think I’m so smart & know my boundaries, but you know…your body will do, what your body will do.
Let’s just say that today, all of my joints are aching more than they usually do and my groin muscle in particular is aching like a BLEEP. To be honest, I didn’t think the cryo sessions would be this strong. I know cryotherapy is a strong therapy (when I actually stop to think about it) it’s just that with my previous cryo experience, I felt so good so quickly that I thought that doing it intensely would be a positive (read: happy, pain-free) healing process. So OK, fine, it’s doing good, but I need to slow down the sessions & take a step back. Unfortunately for me, back in September last year, I had a Herxheimer’s Reaction much worse than this! I used the inflammation frequency on my Rife EVERYDAY for a few weeks…OMG! It was baaaaad…I was on anti-inflammatory tablets for a few weeks (if you know me, then you know I don’t take medication!) & it took months for the inflammation to calm down – it was really painful. It was all through my abdomen & groin and I could hardly walk sometimes. So, let’s just say, I’m not going there again. Ain’t nobody got time for that. So now…fortunately (for me)…I am much older & wiser since last September…he he
My head is good today – I went for another acupuncture session & that’s nearly back to normal. I actually thought I was OK today, but then this afternoon my groin just started aching & got worse as the afternoon wore on. Sitting also does not help when it’s aching. For some reason, since my hernia operation a few years ago, I have this mystery muscle groin ache randomly.
I have a cryo session tomorrow night which I will keep & go for a lower temperature. I will see how I feel after tomorrow’s cryo session (as to whether it helps or further sends me into the detox – it could go either way). Actually no, wait…I’ll wait to see how I feel in the morning & I’ll decide from there.
Enjoy & I’ll keep you posted
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