I’m currently doing a vitamin C flush because I have hives. Not just a patch of hives, but red welts all over my body. They have been hanging around for about a week now. They peaked yesterday, when I woke up to a swollen upper lip. It looked like I had a botched collagen injection and I was swollen in my hands and feet, so much so that I had to take off my rings to avoid losing circulation to the ends of my fingers. It’s crazy what the body does when it’s under stress!
I’ve had quite a bit of stress in my life since coming back from Australia. It’s been 4 weeks of more tears than I’ve cried in a really long time. So many tears and y’all I’m not generally a crier. I thought I’d finally turned a corner, and boom out come the hives. Our body will always search for health. It will always default to healing. So this is what I’m left with after all that stress, a bad case of hives.
So now I’m doing a vitamin C flush. Because it can’t hurt to get all the toxins out of my body, and after being on their website, it’s actually recommended to do after giving birth. Well 10 months postpartum and here I go. I’ll keep you posted!
So I’m back to writing about 36 hours after the flush, and let me tell you it was not what I expected. I followed the directions on the Revitalize Wellness website, starting with about 5g every 15 minutes. After 3 cycles of that, I had some grumbling of the tummy so slowed it down to 3g every 15 minutes. 4 cycles in and no flush but some serious discomfort. I aborted the mission, thinking any minute now I’m going to poop my brains out. Nothing. But, I was feeling gross and thought I was going to puke, so there’s that. No flush came that night while I was making dinner. I ate dinner and nothing. I was peeing a lot from all the water I had drank, but no poop. Finally, I got into bed and as I was settling down, I felt the need to pass gas. So I farted, except I didn’t.
I sharted. IN. THE. BED. Lucky, it wasn’t a whole torrent of poop out of my butt. I called my husband, because of course I was settling down with Coen in my arms. He took Coen and I made a beeline for the toilet, when the flush came out full force. After stripping the sheets and remaking the bed, I settled in for the night very, very worried that I was going to shit the bed again. It did not make for a restful night, but I did make it through without having to bolt for the bathroom or another shit in the bed episode. Oh the joys of the human body. And I still have hives. But, they are reduced and I haven’t had any swelling so I’m calling the flush a win. I’m going to continue dosing with Vitamin C and give the body what it needs as best as I can.
Stress in our lives leads to many things. Some we can see and some we can’t. It’s up to us to be our own advocate. Take the time when we need a break, nurture our soul with the things that bring us joy, and feed ourselves (literally and figuratively) with positive and healthy nourishment.