It definitely helped me! I got sicker for a few weeks, my symptoms of sore throat, fatigue, inability to maintain a normal temperature, headache all worsened. Then I developed a low grade fever and started improving. I have continued to improve. My feeling about the other herbs in the Equilibrant were that if Dr. Chia added them he would have a good reason. But your decision on Equilibrant or Oxymatrine is yours alone.