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  1. ReishI Mushroom, Ling Zhi

    Thanks for all the input. In terms of diabetes, its interesting you mention that because I did actually had this insatiable thirst a couple of years ago and I thought it might be diabetes then so I got checked out, blood tests ect and everything came back normal. I guess there is a good possibility that this is nothing to do with the reishi and I am putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5, but I really feel like it is. Anyhow, I'm going to stop taking it for at least a week and assess my water intake / response. Do you think a week is enough time to get it out of my system in order to see how I feel? From all I've read, its EXTREMELY rare for reishi to cause these kinds of reactions. It seems a large part of why it it so revered is its non toxic, balanced nature - which makes it even more ANNOYING that I'm experiencing this! If a yin deficiency is causing this, does anyone have any suggestions for getting this balanced? Is acupuncture effective for this?
  2. ReishI Mushroom, Ling Zhi

    I'm seeing my acupuncturist tomorrow. Do you think she would be able to diagnose if my heart is overheating? What about taking something else to cool it down?! Do you not think this could be a detox response?
  3. ReishI Mushroom, Ling Zhi

    It's red reishi Jesse - Which is primarily a heart, lung and liver tonic as far as I know. But I'm guessing at also effects the kidneys?
  4. ReishI Mushroom, Ling Zhi

    Hmmmmm yeah wasn't really looking at it like that. Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks
  5. ReishI Mushroom, Ling Zhi

    Powedered 10:1 duanwood extract. Sorry forgot to mention that. Ive actually been thinking of ordering the drops form dragon herbs to see if they agree with me any better. No, I'm not taking any other supplements. I see a good acupuncturist every couple of weeks so I'm going to bring this up when I see her in a few days. I heard however with reishi that it is a very balanced tonic and can be used exclusively for long periods of time, unlike many other herbs and this is in fact one of the reasons it is seen as such a superior tonic. Things like rhodiola I have cycled in the past and would not consider taking for longer periods. What kind of effects have you had from reishi? Thanks
  6. ReishI Mushroom, Ling Zhi

    Ok, I've been taking reishi for about 2 months with the objective of increasing shen and more specifically - better general well being, relaxation, mental functioning, releasing emotional baggage and all those great things everyone wants! I'm really attracted to it. I think it slots really well into my meditation / yoga practice as a way of keeping the inner self strong and stable and increasing awareness. I've has some strange effects from it though :-( After about ten days or so of use, I started to get this insatiable thirst. I was drinking about 7 litres of water a day to try and quench it! I heard there is a good chance that this was a detox symptom so I carried on and I was glad that it cleared up. However, it come back a few weeks later but again it died down. These episodes lasted about 3 days each. About ten days ago I started getting REALLY thirsty again. For the past ten days I have been HAMMERING the water. Its not normal how thirsty I have been getting. I'm very confused because some sources say there are absolutely no side effects and if there is any side effects, they are detox symptoms (thirst being a common one because the body needs more water to dispel the toxins). Other sources clearly state that thirst ect can be an allergic reaction to the mushroom. I don't have any other food allergies I know of. The fact that it has come and gone makes me think it's a detox symptom, however it's lasted a long time this third time and I don't know what to think. I really don't want to stop taking it! But I just don't know what to think. Some websites say whatever reactions you may have, carry on taking it and they will subside. One even states that one way of not getting the full benefit is it stop taking it when these reactions happen as you essentially need to 'push through' the response. Does anyone have any insights into this? Of course, I don't want to carry on taking it if I'm having an adverse / allergic reaction. I would also be interested in hearing general experiences and opinions on reishi in this thread. Thanks Daniel
  7. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    Hey everyone. I'm Daniel..... Looking forward to connecting with some like minded people on here. Looks like a cool place. I love the image at the top. Feel like I could stare at it all day lol Respekt!