Early on I had some severe reactions - I assume that these were some kind of detox reaction. When I began taking it, I had several days of flu-like symptoms that would disappear suddenly .. then they return a few days later. I also had cold sores in my mouth and extreme heartburn that would not go away no matter how many tums I popped. I was told that these were all normal detox reactions. I also went through a period of deep deression about 2 weeks ago that lasted 5 days - believe it or not, this is also supposed to be a "normal" detox symptom! Let me know if you see any "rope" - I am on day 23 and haven't seen any!