I'll write real short compared to what happened. I am 27. I used to have bright, shining skin with wonderful gorgeous eyes. I used to eat whatever I want. I was happy and smiling. I was 170 pounds. (I am 5' 11)
I am a student living alone. It was difficult to find time to cook home and my body started to "dislike" American food. Don't ask how and why, I excessively abused my body about one and a half year ago, especially during a few months. Smoked heavily. Didn't eat anything at all except biscuits. Didn't drink enough water. Sleep order was completely messed up. I felt deeply depressed (and sometimes still so) and thought that the end of the world would come soon. Life was a burden.
Soon after that, I was 145 pounds (lost 25 pounds). Flushed, dry and red face. All the fat and muscles on my face were gone. My body muscles were gone. Dark circles, puffy eyes, vessels around eyes. Very ugly inflammation around my eyes. My eyes are burning! They have been burning for one year with the slightest wind! Almost no appetite. Nausea, vomiting, foggy brain, depression. The slightest wound takes several months to heal.
I went to an eye specialist. Nothing! I took an upper GI test. They made me drink liquid barium. No ulcer, nothing. They made a metabolic blood test. Apparently nothing wrong about liver and kidney. I don't know whether it is comprehensive.
I have heart palpitations! I frequently visit the ER.
Finally, I came to know about cleansing and all that... I started using Metamucil. It gave me the wildest heart palpitation I have ever had and I had to stay in the ER again. I later learned that Psyllium may have such an effect and that several people were hospitalized on using Metamucil. Probably drained fluid and potassium, sodium from my blood. Nightmarish! I stopped using it immediately.
So, I am 145 pounds and I am now the sort of guy who has to force himself to eat in order not to lose weight. Though, I can barely do it often times, my stomach gets bloated so easily. Skinny body with bloated stomach :( So, my concern is not to lose weight.
Finally, I found Dr Schulze. I ordered IF1, IF2, L-GB, K-B and DETOX formulas along with quick start directions. I started using IF2 since I didn't have any serious constipation problem (2 movements a day) But, it caused constipation. So, I stopped using it. I then started using IF1. I used 1 capsule for the first day, 2 for the second day. Nothing dramatic happened. I am afraid to increase it. People say that Senna and Cascara Sagrada may have opposite effects (create constipation) on some and they may create dependency. Could you please suggest anything? If you know any other method or product you know, I would be pleased to know.
So, I am at the beginning of a journey and I am scared. Any help will be much appreciated about bowel cleansing and in general about whatever I have written. I am an international student living alone in US. Thing have been so difficult for me here.