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well, i almost died on thursday morning haha… what i thought was like muscular hip pain, ended up being a kidney infection… i’ve had for seven months… they never caught it because i never had any pain in my back or symptoms of it.. i started to throw up blood and black stuff that looked like tar on thurs morning, and ended up in emerg on various iv’s filtering magic potions through me to try to make me okay. They’ve put me on an antibiotic that is supposed to counteract anthrax (which i guess tells me what kind of shape my body is in)… and with that. .i’m supposed to stick to (but limit my amount) of rooibos tea and herbals.. the caffeine and certain ingredients in various teas do not bode well with the medications… so i’ve been good up until today, but i needed some real tea, lol you can only stick to herbals and rooibos for so long before going crazy. I have about half a baggie of this blend left… its one of my favorites, and i’m hoping i can find a good swap for it ASAP! because shipping on it is crazy! … its a nice strong, musky blend, perfect for fall, and perfect for cheating on my ‘tea vacation’ ha ha hopefully i didn’t just do something i’ll regret!

JustJames

!!! no dying!!! i have some herbals i’ll send you…. amaretto by david’s and pink passionfruit. no swap necessary. what about the rishi red ginseng herbal? i have a bit. red ginseng boosts the immune system.

message me if you want a delivery.

absolutely NO death!!!

Courtney

Eek. That’s always scary – I hope you get better quickly!

Aimee Popovacki

lol thanks… i think the antibiotics are making me feel worse than anything else now! i just can’t believe i went seven months like that!

Bonnie

Be careful of herbals too. Stick to the rooibos or homebuyer and fruits or flavors (vanilla, cocoa and so on) but no added things like ginsing without asking the doctor. Why? Certain herbs that are normally harmless can be stimulating or can increase the strength (or decrease) of medications. For instance…I don’t drink grapefruit juice because it interacts with blood pressure meds.

Bonnie

Honeybush not homebuyer stupid autocorrect!

Courtney

Also, what exactly does this one taste like? I love the description but it doesn’t actually say what’s in it haha!

JustJames

bonnie makes a good point. i will send you my red ginseng rishi on condition that you do NOT put it in your mouth without asking your pharmacist (doctors don’t know squat about medical interactions). it’s the rule i’m required to live by.

Aimee Popovacki

yeah, i don’t have the tin, i got it in a swap.. so i’m not even certain of whats in it.. it tastes like a strong orange pekoe … which makes sense because they only have four types of tea, an assam, an earl grey, a russian caravan, and this one… its a little bit more smokier than a typical orange pekoe and a bit stronger.. i love it…..

that makes sense about the herbals… i’ve mostly just been drinking the rooibos and then organic spearmint.. but i’m getting so bored of them.. although the way the black tea is making me feel right now.. i can see why i was told to stay away… i almost feel drunk from it! it must be the caffeine!

JustJames

well, if your kidneys are impaired they may not be filtering things right, as well the diuretic affect could be playing with things. maybe call the pharmacy and confess and ask for advice. seems a little over the top, but it’s nice to have fully functioning kidneys at the end of your life, hmmm?

Aimee Popovacki

hahaha… this is true… i’m drinking some water right now to try and calm it all down… lol not regretting drinking this though!

yyz

Scary, I’m glad that you are finally on the road to recovery. There are several herbals that support kidney function but once again speak to your doctor about them.

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JustJames

!!! no dying!!! i have some herbals i’ll send you…. amaretto by david’s and pink passionfruit. no swap necessary. what about the rishi red ginseng herbal? i have a bit. red ginseng boosts the immune system.

message me if you want a delivery.

absolutely NO death!!!

Courtney

Eek. That’s always scary – I hope you get better quickly!

Aimee Popovacki

lol thanks… i think the antibiotics are making me feel worse than anything else now! i just can’t believe i went seven months like that!

Bonnie

Be careful of herbals too. Stick to the rooibos or homebuyer and fruits or flavors (vanilla, cocoa and so on) but no added things like ginsing without asking the doctor. Why? Certain herbs that are normally harmless can be stimulating or can increase the strength (or decrease) of medications. For instance…I don’t drink grapefruit juice because it interacts with blood pressure meds.

Bonnie

Honeybush not homebuyer stupid autocorrect!

Courtney

Also, what exactly does this one taste like? I love the description but it doesn’t actually say what’s in it haha!

JustJames

bonnie makes a good point. i will send you my red ginseng rishi on condition that you do NOT put it in your mouth without asking your pharmacist (doctors don’t know squat about medical interactions). it’s the rule i’m required to live by.

Aimee Popovacki

yeah, i don’t have the tin, i got it in a swap.. so i’m not even certain of whats in it.. it tastes like a strong orange pekoe … which makes sense because they only have four types of tea, an assam, an earl grey, a russian caravan, and this one… its a little bit more smokier than a typical orange pekoe and a bit stronger.. i love it…..

that makes sense about the herbals… i’ve mostly just been drinking the rooibos and then organic spearmint.. but i’m getting so bored of them.. although the way the black tea is making me feel right now.. i can see why i was told to stay away… i almost feel drunk from it! it must be the caffeine!

JustJames

well, if your kidneys are impaired they may not be filtering things right, as well the diuretic affect could be playing with things. maybe call the pharmacy and confess and ask for advice. seems a little over the top, but it’s nice to have fully functioning kidneys at the end of your life, hmmm?

Aimee Popovacki

hahaha… this is true… i’m drinking some water right now to try and calm it all down… lol not regretting drinking this though!

yyz

Scary, I’m glad that you are finally on the road to recovery. There are several herbals that support kidney function but once again speak to your doctor about them.

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