Well I’m up to Day 3 which is supposed to be the hardest day. I have mentally prepared to struggle some, but have promised myself I will stay strong.
Master Cleanse Day 3 Morning
I was feeling pretty good this morning. Had some tea first thing then drank my first lemonade. But by 10 o’clock I started to get the aches and pains I had read about as possible side effects. The pain is in my back; both upper & lower and I’m having a hard time concentrating at work.
After trying to suffer through for a few hours, I finally decided it’s best to go ahead to take something for the pain. I just couldn’t take it any more. In the original book by Stanley Burroughs, he recommends against taking aspirin as it could slow down the cleansing process. But many cleansers have taken it without any ill effects. The recommendation is to only take the minimum dose you can until you experience relief. I’m opting for comfort, so I started with 1 Advil.
Master Cleanse Day 3 Afternoon
This afternoon was much better. The Advil worked wonders on my aches, and I feel so much better now. I am so glad I decided to take the aspirin, there’s just no reason to ensure such pain. I was much happier once I could sit comfortably again. If you are really struggling – don’t suffer through it. It’s better to take something or even have one of the safe foods Raylen gives you in the Master Cleanse Secrets eBook. than to quit altogether.
I’ve had several bathroom trips this afternoon too – seems the “cleansing” part is right on schedule for Day 3. I am also noticing the cayenne pepper passing through my system. It’s a bit hot down there, not too much that it is a problem, but noticeable.
TIP: Get yourself some baby wipes before starting a cleanse like this. It will definitely make it easier to keep everything clean.
Tonight went pretty well. I had to go shopping & cook for a family member, but made it quick & simple, then left the room. It really wasn’t too bad. If you normally cook for others in the family – see if you can get a pass for the 10 days you’ll be on the cleanse if possible. It is definitely easier not to be around fresh food & the temptation of the grocery store. But as long as you’re committed it can be done.
I had a lot more energy today, I think my body is adjusting to the lack of solid food by now. I just stay focused on keeping hydrated since I know one of the reasons many people get light-headed is from dehydration. The laxatives can quickly dehydrate you if you do not drink enough. So even though it’s hard, I continue to drink all day. This is one habit that I hope will carry over until after the cleanse since I never drink the 8-10 glass of water a day they recommend.
Master Cleanse Day 3 Summary
- Hunger is still not really a problem, just a dull ache
- Really bad backaches were cured by 1 Advil
- The cleanse is working it’s way out of my body now, so good to be close to the bathroom today
- Had more energy today in the late afternoon/evening
While today was probably the toughest day in terms of side-effects, I was able to get through them and actually had more energy than I did the first 2 days.