Thank you btdt, I so appreciate you looking stuff up for me even though you aren't feeling well yourself. It's over my head but if I their conclusion is right in your first reference it does look like there is some inflammatory response going on...Maybe that's why the herb seems to be working.
I hear you about googling too, I still feel there are answers too. I for some reason never really listened when people said not to look stuff up. I don't feel it sets me back much to do though like you feel it can be unpleasent. I have found answers that way too though, plus in severe withdrawal I did know the drugs were the cause of my problems so I tended not to get stuck on ideas like I had a fatal illness. I can see how people who aren't sure the drugs are to blame would find it scary or even counterproductive. But for me that wasn't the case at all.
Also I looked at what you feel you might have. That looks scary. I hope you find your answers, I truly do as you have suffered more than your fair share.
It is the disease of the month... flavour of the wk... sort of deal as I have been thru this before with so many strange and varied symptoms I could write a book and likely have.
If you were to read this link.
you will see how there are very many contradictory studies done... really there are and so much of it just sits where it was put and no one is ever told it is a bunch of crap so it is hard to say which research if valid when coming from a lay person perspective... some of the studies found fraudulent are still alive and being taught to doctors today as we speak if the story I am referencing is true... who the hell knows... it is complex for sure so don't buy everything you read... much of it may be contaminated by loot $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ we just can't know for sure.
I am glad you still looking no harm in learning a few things
i wish you peace