I have VonWillibrandts disease (a mild bleeding disorder), will that stuff affect that at all? I'm not really supposed to take anything that thins out my blood or does anything to the clotting process, so I wanted to check first. Also, you mentioned a "swelling sensation" in your hands and feet - do they just feel swollen or are they actually swollen? My ankles and feet have been extremely swollen (I had to get bigger shoes!) for about 5 months.