It took me about a month for the major swelling, skin breakdown, heart palpitations, shortness of breath mental fog, etc.. ended anywhere from a few days into -few weeks into treatment. It was a very slow process for the fatigue, muscle wasting, lack of balance, weakness, hair loss, skin breakouts, etc...about 3 months for true signs of recovery.
The edema is really a late sign of what's really going on in the body and truly only giving you a peak into the damage being done. I say that because a lot of people stop being as aggressive about their protein supplements once they start seeing an improvement, when the truth is, it's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a lot of re-building and time needed to even break even again.
5'1 HW 298 CW 118
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