I took licorice root starting Thursday (4 days ago), and Adrenal Cortex Extract by Thorne's Research (said to be a brand that Dr. Cutler recommends) the last two days (1/5 the capsule 2 days ago, then 2/5 the capsule on yesterday).
Well, lemme tell you what the past 16 hours have been like.
I decided to eat some almonds, and started to itch a few minutes later, though itching is a known candida die off symptom (and the itches tended to be mostly in the usual places), though it also included some itching in the back of the throat.
I thought it might be an allergic reaction, but I'd had almond drink and so on before with no issues. However, later at night, I couldn't sleep. At all. I had anxiety (not severe anxiety, but anxiety) and my thoughts were racing - two side effects to ACE that I had been warned about.
This morning, I had my usual breakfast, and while eating, started to become rather cold. Since then, I've had on and off chills in the forehead, and the roof of my mouth tastes metallic (a known candida die off symptom that I've had in the past), on and off mild headaches, etc. I feel like I have a fever - a cold rather than warm fever.
I am going to stop taking ACE for a long while, possibly forever, if I don't have reason to think it's a good idea to take it again. I plan to stop licorice root until this weekend.
Some of these are known candida die off symptoms that I've had in the past, but some are not. The insomnia definitely isn't, along with the racing thoughts, or feeling cold after eating. One interesting positive difference is that I am less thirsty than I normally am.
What is going on? Is this a good thing in the long term? Is this major candida die off or a nasty reaction to the ACE? What can/should I do, if anything?