This is part 2 of an ongoing series detailing my second experience taking Chinese herbs for lower leg lymphedema.

You can read part 1 here.

DAY FIVE

Started feeling a bit “fuzzy” after taking the herbs.  Seemed to now have a bit of the opposite effect, where before the herbs were energizing, now I felt a lack of energy.  Oh well.  I will just ride it out.

DAY SIX TO EIGHT

Whatever was happening got worse.  I got a sore throat and felt really tired for three days.  Hopefully it’s just a part of the healing process.  Nothing bad, just a bit annoying.  The legs feel the same, swelling still there although less feeling of liquid in my left leg.

DAY NINE TO ELEVEN

Feel much better now!  Whatever happened seems to have passed. I am feeling more energy and feeling overall really good.  Legs were swelling a bit again, however.

DAY TWELVE TO FIFTEEN

One thing I distinctly remember – and my husband reminds me of—is that the first time I took Chinese herbs, things got worse before they got better.  Well, that is exactly what happened on these days.  My legs started swelling again.  But on day 13, they dropped back.  Now, definitely less swelling, very encouraging.

And I am sleeping deeply and soundly!  Love that side effect.

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