hi Newbie - are you taking a good mixed probiotic to replace what the colonic is washing away? I got into trouble by not doing that. It was like I was getting better on one level, but slowly on another level after about 4 colonics, I noticed some candida symptoms returning, and realized I had wiped out my good flora and that helped the candida flourish again. Back on probiotics, it has died back down again. Just something to be aware of if you start to feel worse. Also, the joint/muscle stuff sounds like liver stress. Folks say Livertone Plus helps a lot. I still have sluuggy liver issues, so I want to try it too.