Today I woke up with really sore and weak legs. And feeling weak in general. I reached out to a detox connection friend on the Fans of Dr. Morse site named Anthony. He healed his own depression through detox (like many others he says!) after first weaning off of SSRI’s. (And Benzodiapzepines which he says are very, very hard to withdraw from. Sorry you had to go through that Anthony!).
He shared with me the following:
“Your legs feel like that because you are probably not taking in enough calories, which leads to Ketosis. So your body is pulling glucose from your muscles and if you keep it up your body will begin to use fat for energy. This is very detoxifying. Your body wants to conserve energy so your metabolism will slow down and your energy reserves will be used up to clean and repair damaged cells. Get used to feeling this way because of med withdrawal but it will go away in a few months.”
“Just don’t freak out, your body will feel different but it’s okay. Just up the calories with orange juice and other juices. You still need to get 1200-1500 calories per day, otherwise you will end up totally depleted in bed after a week or so. Try adding 1/2 gallon of freshly squeezed OJ per day if you’re not eating enough fruit, you can buy it at the store”.
This information was very helpful, and after a day of adding lots of juice and some avocado, my energy normalized. Whew!
Very grateful for Anthony’s help and advice!