Can Curicumin cause a herx?

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Wisco woman
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   Posted 12/23/2017 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I started taking curicumin pills about three weeks ago and this week noticed an increase in my heart and breathing symptoms as well as back pain. I thought curicumin was suppose to help with inflammation but could it be causing a herx. I've heard it has antimicrobial properties. Has anyone else got worst before they felt better with this herb?

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   Posted 12/23/2017 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm surprised it caused an increase in your symptoms...

It is a natural anti-inflammatory...I wasn't aware of the antimicrobial properties..

I have taken it for months at a time - a few times...and it didn't help my pain...unfortunately.
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Raleighgirlie
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   Posted 12/23/2017 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Curcumin/Turmeric has been a wonder supplement for me as it has helped dramatically with my inflammation. I had horrible inflammation in my back to the point I felt like a 90 year old and I am only 43. I went to an orthopedic doc and they put me on a prescription that made me super sick to my stomach and didn't help much at all. He then suggested I try turmeric with black pepper extract and it has worked wonders. I had to start with 3 a day but now maintain with only 2 a day. I take the Gaia brand extra strength turmeric that has black pepper extract (for better absorption). It did not cause an increase in any of my symptoms. Took about a week for the full effect.

If your symptoms are increasing try to detox more. I take A LOT of epsom salt baths and I use activated charcoal.

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   Posted 12/24/2017 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have done the turmeric with black pepper and found no side effects.

Now I am doing Devil's Claw for joint health along with tons of other things.

Wisco woman
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   Posted 12/26/2017 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I never heard to do it with black pepper extract but thanks I'll look into it.
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