After taking only one measly pouch, my lymphnodes and throat swelled to that of a bullfrog, if I was able to get a peep out I'm sure it would have been a croak! In seriousness though, I thought I was going to die and leave my kids motherless for the holidays and their future lives. I DO NOT recommend taking this AT ALL without talking to a doctor first, and I was told by mine it would be ok. No one knows all of the side effects as this IS NOT regulated by the FDA. Be careful when taking homeopathic supplements like this, it could end your life without a second look. I was luck that I live so close to a hospital and they were able to counter act the effects.