You're probably right about taking too many different things to soften the stones. I intuitively think it's a bad idea. I'm going to get the Chanca Piedra - Stone breaker tincture Moritz recommends if you are congested. It's taken a long time to get in this position. I just didn't know what it was. I have had ongoing headaches and my appetite slowed way down the last few months and it was all a mystery to me. I wanted to know what's really going on causing this and I think I'm getting there. Thank you for the encouragement! I know this has to be true - that it's the first step. But it was a real letdown not to pass hardly anything. I passed a lot of bile though.