I'm not sure what's going on with me, I'm getting tested for Lyme, have very high IgG for EBV and Erhlichia, low CD57 35. I believe I have mercury toxicity and maybe mold sensitivities as well. A week ago I started Flax seed oil and holy shit I felt AMAZING. I had energy, I could think, my body didn't feel ill. Then two hours later I decided "cool! time to detox! everyone recommends activated charcoal so here goes!" Well within an hour I began having dull aches in my stomach that then started to move to the rest of my abdomen. The next day I had sharp pains in my stomach and duodenum and crampy, dull aches that are sometimes sharp in my lower and mid abdomen. I went to a regular physician who didn't think much of it (go figure) but told me to take Prilosec which has helped me with my stomach pains before (I'm H. pylori negative so I think I just overproduce HCl). This helped with the sharp, stabbing pain in my stomach and duodenum but I'm still have terrible aches and cramps everywhere else. I took the amount recommended on the label (I'll have to double check to see what that is). The only thing I could find is potential GI bleeding or a blockage. The doctor said he doesn't think I have either because I don't see any blood in my stool, I'm still passing stool and my abdomen felt normal when he checked it. Any thoughts on this? Could the Charcoal have stirred something up? Because I have had these pains before, I just don't know what caused them and what made them go away. Could it have irritated my GI tract? Any recommendations?