I've heard of chinese bitters and the person who used it was happy with it. I also have a friend who is overweight and decided to try to lose weight at a herbal weightloss clinic. Well she had to eat certain foods, but she also took their herbs. I looked up the herbs in my herb book and they were all Liver Cleansing herbs. Well can you guess what happened next? Sure she lost weight but she started having gallbladder attacks for the first time in her life. Coincidence? I don't think so. I think the liver started to clean out and dump into the gallbladder causing a full gallbladder. Anyway I don't know why they added these herbs with weightloss, but she really felt the effect of them as you have. She had her gallbladder removed even though she heard of this method from a lot of people other than me. Since I have been doing the flushes I'm stirring things up and I think you are doing the same. I'm gonna keep going. Good luck and keep us posted, I'm curious to see how you do.