that is a lot to start out with. Do a title search for "artemisinin herx" or "art herx" on this board and you will find that a lot of people have trouble with this and have to start out with very small doses & work up.
I can't see how it would hurt you to stop for a few days until you speak with your doctor. Then talk to him about how to start back up gradually.
Also note that cat's claw can cause herxing in people as well.
Also, my experience with herxes is that when they're bad it can take even up to 2 weeks or so after stopping a medication to clear the toxins out of your body, so don't be alarmed if you don't feel better immediately after stopping.
And make sure to do things to detoxify your body. Do a title search for "detox" and you will find all kinds of things that may help. Lots of people say lemon water (or some other lemon concoction).
I find that whey protein shakes seem to help me, as well as eating LOTS of fiber (I'll sometimes eat a can of beans for both lunch and dinner... this may cause you other problems though if you're not used to it), drinking lots of water, and sweating a lot.
Although mostly it's just time that gets me through a bad herx, unfortunately.
And make sure you drink enough. You can't let yourself get dehydrated with this illness.
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