Folks, I am having a terrible flare-up. I met with my LLMD's PA in mid-January to discuss how to keep making progress, since I had hit a plateau and wasn't seeing much change anymore. She started me on a herbal supplement called Cordyceps, one capsule a day, and about three days after I started it I saw some incredible results! I felt better than I have in years: full of energy, no pain, in a great mood, I was pretty much on top of the world for a week-two weeks. For about a week now, however, I've been having a really bad flare-up of all my old symptoms. Body aches and joint pain, especially at night, a little insomnia, pretty intense fatigue especially with exertion, even a weird menstrual cycle despite being on continuous birth control. I feel run down and strung out, not to mention disappointed to have taken a big step forwards and then two steps back. I thought that the flare was prompted by over-doing the activity because I was feeling so good. I did have a moderately active week just before the flare that included several hours of walking around with my roommate and then on a date. But I would have thought that that would have faded by now, as I've had several days of nearly-full bedrest. Could this be connected to the cordyceps? Has anyone experienced something similar or have an idea of the cause? How do y'all pull yourselves out of a flare and back into a stable routine?