I too have had some residule pain from doing a flush. My pain statred on my left side (my stomach) and then I got some pain on the right side (my gull).
It started the 2nd day after my 1st flush. Concerned that I may have some stones stuck in a duct, I did a mini flush last night with 2 tablespoons oil and 1 table spoon lemon. I did a teaspoon of epsom 2 hours before.
My pain has since seem to dimish. When I did the mini flush, I layed on my right side to get the stomach to empty faster and I did feel a lot of movement in the area. I have not passed any visable stones yet however, but the pain is nearly gone.
There are some possibilities here. If a larger stone resides in the gull, it could now be in a position to cause some discomfort. This can also be the case with the liver ducts.
I believe that the Epsom Salt
was a little harsh on me. I would try a flush without the epsom and maybe the apple juice or other method.
Also, consider this. This flush really gets the gull to contract hard. Hard enough that I could actually feel it. Its muscular, so if it has been full of stones and not working well, and then you give it some hard contractions, you my get side effects similar to working out.
What type of diet do you eat? Lots of fat? Very little fat?
Many vegans can get stones becaue they eat so little fat that they never use the gull and it gets lax and does not contrat hard at all. Once you do the flush however, it will contract hard especially if you eat very little fat in your regular diet. Your symptoms may be strain related concerning the gull and the surrounding connective tissue. Let it rest a see if it subsides. I'm going to see if my pain goes totally away in the next week or two. Its seems to be getting better. If not, I will do another regular flush to see if I get some relief then.
The bottom line here is this. You could have a stone stuck or a large stone that cannot pass that just never gave you disconfort before. You may also just have a little strain on the gull. Remember that the oil and the lemon is not going to damage anything in your GI tract (the epsom I believe is a little harsh), If you can drink wiskey with no problems, this concoction is not going to harm you guts. It may irratate them a little, but no real damage.
How many flush are you on? I would rest it a few weeks and not think about it to much. If it keeps up, you may need to try to flush again to get out any stuck stones.
I can remember an rare occasion that I have had a pain under my right ribs after eating a huge fatty meal. Probably my gull doing its contractions.
If this were a serious problem, you would have great pain. A little discomfort may just be due to some irratation to the gull from the lemon. Its adidic mainly and may get in the gull and irratat it a little. Eat some regular fatty meals and see if the pain gets better or worst. If it gets worst, then you may have a stuck stone(and you feel more pain when the gull contracts trying to force it out). If it gets better then maybe your flushing out some lemon-oil-salt residules that got into the gull and were causing some irratation there.
Hope this helps.
> You are not alone! I am in a similar situation...doctors (many) say everything is fine according to all the tests, but I still have upper back pain, and notice that my liver "feels heavy" at times (among other things). I wish I had a definite answer for you, but I'm still going through this as well.
> I have done 10 flushes, and continue to get 100s of stones out each time. The theory is that we are truly cleansing "stones" that have been blocking biliary ducts for years, and since they all can't come out at once, we get some residual pain/discomfort from the stones moving until the liver/GB is all clear.
> Like you, I'm anxious to hear from others who have made it to the other side on this cleansing method. I've read some of their stories in the Archives, but would like to see some current responses. My optimistic side tells me that if they truly are "clear", they may not be as regular at monitoring this site?!?!
> Per some of the other posts, you may want to consider taking some of the herbs that will aid in crushing/softening the stones (www.sensiblehealth.com). You might want to also speak with Julia, (from sensiblehealth) as she has personally gone down this path.
> I'm thankful that we have this forum to find out that we're not alone...and this isn't "all in our heads"...
> Cautiously Optimistic,