Thank you all for your helpful comments. This was my first venture into holistic medicine and it really scared me. I'm going to a gastrointestinal doctor today to get his opinion, because since my last post I delevoped a fever of 101.4 that comes and goes and that scares me to death. So we'll see what happens. I am still open to alternative medicine treatments, but I first want to make sure there's nothing really serious going on.