Coconut oil - Anyone else had the "Die off" symptoms? Nausea? Diarrhea? Help!

Coconut oil - Anyone else had the "Die off" symptoms? Nausea? Diarrhea? Help!

K101 K101
Well, I started eating coconut oil about 1 month ago, but I was forgetting to eat it here and there and have just now got to eating it daily. I was starting off with like half a teaspoon because I already have trouble with IBS and didn't want to cause any yuckyiness. I used wheatgrass a while back and was terribly sick for days from it. I was scared to really go far into it with the coconut oil, but everything was going well so I decided to up it a bit and took, I'd say a tablespoon maybe a bit more last week and only 10 minutes later had stomach problems, bad shaking, etc. I was fine after a couple of hours. I didn't know it was the oil. I assumed it was a minor IBS flare up. So, today I took about 2 tablespoons. I was feeling great and BAM! Not even 5-9 minutes later I had the same lump in my throat and felt like I may throw up just like last week. Everytime I think about that coconut oil I almost vomit. I guess a good 45 min. has passed and I'm better but my stomach is rumbling and bloating and I see and feel a lot of swelling passing all over my belly. I see one side swell up then I feel it move to the other side. I hate this!

Does anyone know how long this will last? I have the lump in my throat as we speak and I keep getting whiffs of the coconut oil and almost barf. I just read that this shaking, nausea, etc is candida "die off" I didn't even know this happened. I'll be cutting back big time on it, if I'm even ever able to take it again

Has anyone else went through the "die off" phase? A lot of people can handle it and end up fasting and taking 10 tbl spoons 4 3 days.. GULP! I don't know how much longer I can swallow this lump. Ok, please any advice would help! It's 4 am and I cannot leave the kids here alone to go find meds for upset belly. I have to get up at 7 to get them to school and don't know if I'll make it!

Please tell me anything! Will this pass soon? Whew! If you went through it can you tell me how it made you feel? My goodness it's awful. If you keep doing small doses and very easily go up maybe only go up after each couple of wks, but I was stupid and thought I'd take extra!
05/19/2011
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've never heard of using coconut oil as an aid for IBS. Seems like it would do the opposite. People would take Castor oil when they were "backed up" and had problems going.

Was this a treatment suggested by a medical professional?
05/19/2011
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