Olive leaf - dizziness ?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by rebeccavw, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. rebeccavw

    rebeccavw New Member

    Hi

    I started Olive leaf a few days ago to try and help my CFS and have been getting a few dizzy spells. I have never had this before. Did anyone else get this side effect ?

    Thanks
  2. rebeccavw

    rebeccavw New Member

  3. kbak

    kbak Member

    Olive leaf is very strong. It can cause you to herx (toxin, virus die off) quite badly. So, yes, it could make you feel dizzy. I never take olive leaf daily. I only use it when I feel a cold or flu coming on.
  4. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    OLE is used to lower bp and a lot of us have low bp to begin with, you might want to check yours and make sure you havent knocked it too low?? Just an idea.
  5. rebeccavw

    rebeccavw New Member

    thanks i will lower the dose and see if that helps. i am taking samento and st johns wort aswell so it might interact with that
  6. Leenerbups

    Leenerbups New Member

    I am having the same problem. Within a half hour of taking even a VERY small dose, I feel flu like, my heart beats faster, I feel short of breath and I get a headache.

    I want to take it so badly, because I must have a lot to kill if it's reacting like this, but it's such a scary feeling.