I think I have had an increase in pain since I started the SMP. I've been in pain so long - it's hard to tell if it's the SMP, stress, or some other cause. I kind of got the feeling it may be mobilization of toxins but I don't know for sure. Is this something to work through & to be endured or does it mean to back off the protocol? I mainly noticed rib pain that I didn't have before. Some call it costocondroitis, I believe. I have a LightWorks which emits infrared light for healing & it does help. I've also had some other symptoms of toxins being released. I'm just wondering if anyone else has felt this way & if it's a good idea to try to endure it. Will it eventually lead to a breakthrough? I don't think I read anywhere of a "herx" reaction or mobilization of toxins with the SMP. All the best to everyone!