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steve  ·  347 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

For reasons, I couldn’t join at the same time as others. I’m in the middle of it now and have a conundrum. At 3am this morning,~30 hours in, I get a crazy migraine. Normally I treat those with ibuprofen (which requires food) so instead, I pop a Vicodin (leftover from some dental work a few years ago that I keep as a backup of ibuprofen doesn’t work). That only kind of works, and I mostly don’t sleep for the next several hours. I finally get out of bed and shower - get nauseous - vomit - lay back down. Get back up and try to get ready for work - get nauseous- vomit. So here I am 38 hours in. Head pounding, nauseous (a nice sidecar to migraines) trying to decide if this is in any way related to blood sugar or if it has nothing to do with the fast at all and to power through.


applewood  ·  347 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude. That sounds serious. You need to take care of yourself first and foremost, so seriously consider stopping the fast and maybe even calling your doctor.

steve  ·  347 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I genuinely appreciate your concern. I just signed on to throw an edit... I fast often enough that I was fairly certain this wasn't related, but just laid low long enough to verify. I also get migraines often enough that it reinforced my hunch that it was indeed that - and not a blood sugar thing.

Sure enough - I powered through, and thankfully feeling much better. It's weird. I'm still not hungry... And despite the tiny lingering "after-headache" I feel amazing... the way I normally feel during fasting. SO yay! still no calories... and feeling amazing.

But seriously - I am very thankful for your concern and nudge to do the right thing. I should have known better than to post whilst delirious in migraineland.

applewood  ·  347 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad you're feeling better already. Good luck with the fast, and of course, be careful. :)