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is this a herx or negative reaction to Colostrum?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by BFG, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. BFG

    BFG

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    Hey guys,

    I have been trying to get a hold on my constant stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and increasing food senitivities. I tried NAG and zinc carnosine which helped somewhat. Then a couple days ago I bought some bovine colostrum. I took a third of the recommended dosage and so far it has stopped my diarrhea and abdominal cramping. I tried taking the full dosage one day and experinced a runny nose and frequent sneezing and ill feeling.

    But now I am starting to feel some other symptoms popping up that I havn't had in a while, which are:

    a different type of headache
    numbness in my arms and legs hands and feet
    nerve pain in my back
    ( when I took my normal hot shower my hands and feet felt burned afterward)
    prickly feeling on skin

    My brother who does not have cfs is also trying it and experienced nerve related symptoms too.

    Does anyone have any idea what could cause the colostrum to give us these symptoms?

    Do you think this is a herx? but I don't know if herxs include peripheral neropathy symptoms.

    Could the colostrum have signaled my immune system to attack virus in my nerve cells?
  2. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    I don't know what's going on with you or your brother, but immune system supplements can sometimes cause various symptoms for people here. It is strange that your brother experiences those symptoms since he doesn't have CFS/ME.
  3. BFG

    BFG

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    I am still taking it for about a week now at 1/4 the recommended dose and some of the symptoms have started to decrease, but for my brother, who was taking the recommended dose, it has caused a flare up in his seborrheic dermatitis pretty badly. He hasn't had the sebb. dermatitis for about 3 years now. It was also making his hands and arms burn like a sunburn feeling, which I also experienced in the beginning, so he is going to stop the colostrum supplementation. But I think I will try it to see if it improves my me/cfs.
  4. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    That's really odd! I've taken colostrum/lactoferrin/PRP for over a year now at various doses and not had any issues at all.

    This may be a silly question, but it's a reputable brand, right?

    Ema
  5. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I'm told a herx should be only flu-like symptoms and any other related symptom is a side effect or adverse reaction.
  6. BFG

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    Hmm... what sort of benefits have you seen from taking colostrum for over a year now?? This better be a reputable brand, i paid over 50 bucks for it lol. The brand I purchased was called immune tree 6hr colostrum.
    I really hoped that the colostrum would help with the digestive issues I've been having, but I rather not take the chance to find out in the long run with these sort of reactions.
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