Try and practice not resisting the process. This is KEY. Allow it to all happen and welcome it no matter how bad it feels. Don't take the thoughts too seriously. It's only your mind after all, a pattern forming machine. Just witness the thoughts like 'I feel like ****,' blah blah blah and SMILE :-) It has much more chance of shifting quickly this way if it is just part of the ride, which it may well be and is what the people above believe. Resisting it will REALLY put you in a hole. In fact, I'm going to say that its not the process that hurts, it's the fact that you hate it and your resistance to it. THAT is what makes you feel like death, not the thing itself. Think about that carefully. It's the key with this stuff.