Holy crap! Hopinso, you just described my reaction to my 2nd Master-Cleanse almost to a T! I, however, do not have a history of Depression (or am I in denial?). I quit my 2nd Master-Cleanse after 7 days. I really felt guilty; like a failure. I'd been singing the praises of the Master-Cleanse to a number of friends of mine (including my friend with the OJ intolerance issue) after my successful 1st cleanse and here I couldn't even stick to my own goal. However upon eating again my Depression and irritability lifted and my sleeping is a bit more restful. I can even feel my toes again; how about that!
Perhaps I started this fast too soon after the last one. Perhaps as Shelly suggests, I should hold off until the Summer before attempting this again. Perhaps I should have held off on the weight training like I did the last time I did the MC. And there is one other factor I failed to mention when I posted this thread; I've been working an over-night holiday temp job that just ended last night. Three nights a week during the holiday in addition to my normal full-time 9-5 job I'd been working 11pm to 7am elsewhere. All these factors likely contributed to my rotten results with this 2nd cleanse. Still, it would appear that the second time around is a tough one given the responses I've gotten to my posting.
Ok, so I'm over the guilt (well...mostly--I'm a recovering Catholic ya know). I'm back to eating organic, mostly whole foods, no meat or dairy and I'm trying to stay clear of flour and processed foods if I can. Monday I'll be back to running again and I'm going to try to hang in there with my weight training bit (ugh, I hate it!). My 2nd cleanse wasn't totally in vain. I'm certain I've gotten rid of a lot of holiday naughty stuff lingering in my GI tract. In addition I'm still doing my BP shakes 3 times a day. So I guess I'm not doing so bad.
Well, I reckon I'll give the MC another shot in a few months. Thank you all for the support.
PS Shelley, I live in Western Massachusetts but I'm originally from New York City.