So the first few days on CSM I felt eerily WELL, like a level of health I couldn't even recognize anymore, which was great.
Now I'm feeling pretty bad, but I think that's good. I've done a lot of researching and still can't fully understand it but basically I think that once you get rid of a bunch of toxins (which I guess I did in those first couple of days) the toxins come out of hiding (because they're bound to the insulin receptors on fat cells?) and cause a herx. This is DEFINITELY a herx. My joints are all swollen, my limbs are white and freezing, I'm having awful pain everywhere with circulation problems and just a few minutes ago I came out of the bathroom and couldn't find my room (which was like 3 feet away!).
It's still going to be a long road, probably, but this is a good sign. The other day I was just lying in bed and could feel how hard my immune system was fighting...it was pretty amazing. I seemed to have hit a plateau and all of a sudden I'm back to fighting this infection! Yay!
Detoxing really, really is important. The detox baths were helping, but not nearly so much as this. I'd definitely recommend giving it a go if you're having any trouble detoxing. I feel hopeful again :)