The die-off is pretty bad; its like having mono, strep throat or equivelant. You just feel real sluggish and crummy for the first 1-2 months typically. Not much energy to do normal things in life. Maybe save the diet for after college; but it will help you not feel so foggy, tired, sluggish after the die-off ends. You’ve had the symptoms for a long time (like a year, right?)…I couldn’t imagine having those symptoms for such a long time.
Considering how much better you feel and all of the benefits…you’ll notice a change immediately and the worst of the die off takes 1-2 weeks. Mine took 3-6 weeks until I noticed a big boost.
A naturopathic doctor can help guide you one your way so that it’ll take a lot less time to recover. Starting the diet usually is shaky at best, but after you pin down what to do, it works really well.