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Old 12-01-2004, 09:05 AM   #1
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Go without eating?

I didn't put this in the eating disorders section because I don't have one, i am not trying to get skinny or anything. I am going to do a hungre strike and i want to know how long you can go without eating at all and not drinking water, and how long on average you can go without eating with drinking water, thank you.

 
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: Go without eating?

This is a question for your doctor to answer.

Going without food or water can cause "death" in a very short time. Going without food and still drinking water it takes only a little longer for death to happen.

Do you really want to do this? Very risky. Is anything worth jeopardizing your health or life? There are many other ways to protest issues that are not a health risk and will not be violent.

Much will depend on your health in general at the present and what you would like for your health to be later on in life. Remember, starvation can cause death of cells that cannot recover, especially in the brain.

 
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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Re: Go without eating?

Thanks but i am going to go for it, personal reason. I jsut want to know how long it will have major effects on me to know my limits alittle more.

 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: Go without eating?

Why go for it?


I know you say its personal reason but why Why would you want to harm your body from getting the proper intake? I do suggest that you should consult with your family physician. & Please listen to us if you dont then that is your opinion but we are trying to help

 
Old 12-03-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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Re: Go without eating?

You need water to survive (plain and simple). You MUST have water to survive. Do not try to starve yourself, that is not healthy and you can do major damage to your internal organs. If you want to cleanse your system for several days, that is one thing (not that I recommend it or anything), but even doing that you still need to drink PLENTY of fluids to keep yourself from dehydrating and getting very sick. If you feel the need to starve yourself, maybe you should consider talking to a health professional and getting their opinion first. Bottom line...YOU NEED FOOD AND WATER TO SURVIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Old 12-03-2004, 03:35 PM   #6
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Re: Go without eating?

I have gone without any food or drink for alittle under 3 full days. Its obviously not a good idea though.

 
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