mgsondance-- oh good! Scared me a bit :-0. I am planning to do a 23 day cycle this time as well. Then I will definitely take 6 wks off before doing any more hCG. I am not even sure what my weight goal is but I will see where I am at after this round.
daisyredhat-- good for you for getting educated! Yes, I followed that conventional medicine stuff myself until I started really researching things and became disturbed about how so many people are being told/taught things that are actually more harmful than good. I do know that natural remedies can work awesome. I did not know much about homeopathic hCG when I first became interested in the diet, but I decided to try the homeopathic version since it is so inexpensive. I was very impressed when I dropped 7 lbs the first 2 days--shocked actually! So I kept it up and it worked great. I had the same as everyone else-- a bit of a headache at first, some muscle weakness at one point, and a wierd rash that appeared the 2nd week. Even if the naysayers are right and there is no actual hCG in it, it still WORKS! That is all I know!
The pure drops that I am now doing have shown stronger side effects. More of a headache, very sore breasts, fatigue and dizziness (almost tipped over when I was vacuuming, heehee). It also brought on my period again, which I just finished less than 2 weeks ago...?!? Anyway, if nothing else, homeopathic works and has milder side effects (for me anyway). I will be anxious to see what the weight loss is like in comparison.