How do I know if pau darco is making me worse or if it is herx?

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   Posted 2/12/2018 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
How do I know if a herb is making me worse or if I feel worse due to herx?

I started a month ago with pau darco due to yeastproblems. I have used it before with good experience but this time it was hard starting with it. I had to start in small doses and increase in small steps because every time I increased I got heart issues, heavy breathing and restlessness the first couple of days. Two weeks ago I increased to full recommended dose and a couple of days later I become very bad in symptoms... a lot of the symptoms has now decreased but not the restlessness... the restlessness is some times even worse than in a long time. How do I know if this is herx or if I should end pau darco?

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Post Edited (MariaS74) : 2/12/2018 9:04:59 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/12/2018 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
So the symptoms start within a couple days but then improve (except for the restlessness)? Are you detoxing, and does it seem to have an impact?
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   Posted 2/12/2018 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I detox but I don't know if I do it enough... I drink lots of water also with lemon in it, eat cucumber, cabbage, lots of dark green salad for chlorophyll, drink water with psyllium husk, take selenium and c-vitamin and bone broth. I don't know if the detox helps with my symptoms... the symptoms come and go and it's hard to see a pattern.

A naturopath once told me that pau darco cleanses the lymphatic system. I'm very ill and cannot exercise so I guess my lymphatic system isn't working properly... so maybe my reaction is partially caused from released toxins from there...
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