Progress Report ID-8261 by drcooper

  • Charles Cooper, 38 years old male, weighing 123 kg / 270.6 lbs, 72 in /182.88 cm tall, Christian. From Bisbee, United States US

  • Doing 40 days of Juice Fasting. Starting February 6, 2011

  • Reasons for Fasting:
    I am diabetic, high blood pressure, starting to notice water retention in feet, feel tired. Neuropathy in feet, hands.

  • Past Fasting Experience:
    7 day and 5 day juice fasts.

  • Present Diet:
    eating better,but still binges on junk (pizza, burgers, chips, etc.)

  • Supplements:
    vitamin d, c and multi

  • Relevant Medical History:
    Diabetic, high blood pressure, recent bloodwork good, normal EKG, A1C in Nov., = 8

  • Present Medication or Drug Usage:
    Metformin 1000 MGX2 Daily Enalipril 2.5 MG X1 Daily Paxil 20 MG X1 Daily

  • State of Mind:

  • Limitations:
    none known

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9 Responses to Progress Report ID-8261 by drcooper

  1. Tom Coghill says:
    Tom Coghill

    Hi Charles,
    Is the Dr for doctor? You will have to reduce the blood pressure and diabetes meds as the fast progress. Juice fast with lots of greens. Stable under 120 for a day and you can cut the BP meds. Space the juices out over the day and sip them.

    • drcooper says:

      Hello Tom,
      Thank you very much for the advice, I’m almost through day one, and so far so good. I have had a on and off again headache for most of the day. By the way, my Doctorate is in Religious Psychology and Divinity, not MD, thanks again for your help!

      • drcooper says:

        I was able to follow this fast for about 10 days, but detox became too much. I have backed off, trying to eat healthier and exercise for awhile, then I wll retry this long fast. I have not lost any weight to speak of, but I have been able to get off of all medications due to eating better and jogging. I am now going through Paxil withdrawls (head feels like a balloon, floating…nausea, basic funky feeling) I wll be back for a long fast, please pray for me.

  2. twentysomethingfaster says:

    Dear Charles Cooper, I hope your doing great with fast. I would love to your know your progress. Your story is inspiring. Cheers! Tina from DC.

  3. Ron says:

    Hi coop! You could try several short juice and water fasts of 3-5 days. Also, St. John’s Wort may help with your withdrawal. See Darcy Baston’s paper on Paxil withdrawal: You may get some inspiration! I’ll be praying for you! God Bless, Ron

  4. Wendy says:

    I agree with Ron. If you are coming off Paxil, you need to be very careful. I’d go with juicing first. Take it slow. Prayers are with you.