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Reacting differently to herbs?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by outdamnspot, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    Has anyone here found that their reactions to herbs change over time?

    I was doing well on Symbioflor 2, until I ran out a few weeks ago. I decided to try Symbioflor 1, but didn't notice anything (good or bad) from it). After that, my adrenals crashed badly and I was noticing shortness of breath, weakness, poorer stress tolerance etc. I decided to rotate back onto Haritaki, since I've had a lot of success with the herb in the past; it would typically give me a robust physical improvement in 2-3 days.

    However, after only a week, I'm experiencing chills, diarrhea and no real physical improvement; this is similar to how I felt on other herbs, e.g. Neem, Triphala etc.

    I am wondering if perhaps the first time I tried the Haritaki I was experiencing a cortisol increase from it killing something off, which might explain why I felt better? Or, alternatively, if it's simply provoking a stronger die-off this time around. I know it's hard to guess with this kind of stuff, but it's disappointing when a 'stand-by' doesn't help anymore. I have some more Symbioflor-2, but am almost scared it won't help as much either.
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I took licorice root on a 2 weeks on/2 weeks off schedule for years. Then suddenly I couldn't. It made me really hyper. No idea why.
     
  3. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    I start up on Symbioflor-2 again, and likewise am not getting the same results as last time (which included a rapid increase in energy and mood). The only difference last time was that I had just finished a course of Oil of Oregano.

    I asked Ken from CFSremission about this and he said that bacteria can develop resistance, which is why we need to keep rotating agents. So I'm not sure what to do now ..

    Current stuff I have at home:

    1. Oil of Oregano
    2. Olive Leaf Extract
    3. Mutaflor
     

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