Have you ever come across certain crystal stone(s) that make you feel sick?

by Elis

Hello, I have been advice by my families and friends I should wear black tourmaline since I am always a sensitive soul who pick up a lot of different kinds of energies and negative people.

Since I am hearing impaired person I am able to sense things, more like my third eye is open. I want to share an experience that I have felt with Black Tourmaline and Color Tourmaline, Lithium crystal.

I don't know if some have ever experience getting sick such as headache, feeling like nausea or different kind of feelings. I will usually get a serious migraine after wearing it for a day and if I try to wear it for a week I am really sick.

Does this mean this crystal is too strong for me? Does it mean that this certain crystal doesn't resonate with my energies or what? Any suggestion why I experience this? Hopefully someone can help me understand with this.

Thanks for reading, Blessings and have a nice day. Elis~

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Ensure it is cleansed first
by: Swanand

Perhaps u need to cleanse the stone first by burying it in the soil. I think you need empowerment at your ajna chakra(third eye) to be able to go beyond your sensitivity around places and people.

Maybe you can give Lapis Lazuli a try or other stones that provide a shielding and at the same time empower your chakras like Nuumite, Labradorite or Tiger eyes.

I've got a question for you
by: Caleb

Usually this isn't the first thing to pop up in my mind in these situations, but I am curious.. Do you know what your astrological sign is? (not asking just because of birthstones.. there are other reasons..) Wishing you much love, peace, health and wealth! :D

Thanks Swanand!
by: Elis

Thanks Swanand, I've been working with Labradorite and that stone seems to help me along with Amethyst. Labradorite sure helps keeping my energies from being drained. Thanks for your suggestion about certain crystal ideas! Much Love and Blessings~

Some Ideas That May Help
by: Liz, Site Owner & Writer

Hi Elis

I was interested to hear you say you react to... and I will quote you... Black Tourmaline and Color Tourmaline, Lithium crystal.

I am not sure what you mean by Color Tourmaline or Lithium crystal. I wonder if you mean the other colors of Tourmaline and Lithium Quartz. These are three quite diverse energies in these stones, so as there is nothing in common, I have to agree with Swanand and it does seem that they need cleansing.

So my first thought was that wherever you get your stones from they are not clean energetically. So the energy of anyone along the way could be in the stone. This includes so many possible people... from the seller to the postman who might have it on them during delivery. In a shop stones get touched, held for a while and put back, so always cleanse your new stones.

Also if you wear a stone day after day, without cleansing it, the crystal will help you by drawing out your negativity, and this will go into the stone. So please rest it after every wear on top of a cluster of Amethyst, Smoky Quartz or Citrine, to help it to let go of any negativity. If you don't have those, use a bowl of natural rice and place them on top of that at night, as that can also help.

In regard to your symptoms, I suggest you checkout my article all about spiritual grounding... Are YOU Ungrounded? While its not usual for you to be ungrounded after using Black Tourmaline, if you have any of these symptoms, I also give you other ideas to help you to ground in this article.

Each of us are unique and we can react to various stones, so please try different grounding stones instead if you wish, there's a long list on the page.

I am surprised that the Black Tourmaline is making you sick, as it does not usually retain any negativity, but transmutes it. Just check its really Black Tourmaline. If you have a pendulum, use it to check what is causing your problem. If you don't know how to use a pendulum, check out this article here.

All the best Liz

Nauseous and ill
by: Kired

I know what your going through. I have black tourmaline. I blessed it and cleansed it but every time I hold it or have it on me I start to feel ill and nauseous.

I instantly feel better after I put it down. I have had friends slip it in my pocket without me knowing and I still get the same feelings. I will try some of these tips thanks everyone.

Nope, not the only one!
by: Wren

Alright, so when I was first understanding stones, being able to feel their energies and such, my partner have me a piece of black tourmaline, as would make sense for any aspiring crystal worker. Oh gods above I felt like I was going to be sick the moment it touched my hand. Now, for those who don't deal with this, it had nothing to do with any excess negativity in the stone (it had just been cleansed), I was not ungrounded, it wasn't negative energy stores in the crystal, it was just the surge of ENERGY!

Tourmaline, in any color, is VERY POWERFUL, as I'm sure all here are aware! For some people it is too much for our bodies to handle and it gives negative effects. There's nothing wrong with that, we just have to be a little more careful.

It's kind of like being very fair skinned at the beach. The sun is good and wonderful, we just need a little bit of protection. I haven't really touched tourmaline for a year (I've had this reaction to black as well as green tourmaline and don't wish to try any more as of now) nor do I plan on it until I feel more confident working with all my other stones.

So to answer your question, it's totally natural that tourmaline (black and colored) can make you feel unwell. It is a very very powerful stone that, for the energy sensitive, can cause problems! Fear not, though! There are other stones that can do tourmaline's job just as well, as stated above! I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful day!

Love, Wren

Shovel Quartz makes me ill
by: Dave

I have found this page in my search for why a raw Shovel Quartz stone makes me ill every time I wear it. It was a stone I was amazed with when I picked it up at a market stall a year ago and didn't have the asking $150 so I didn't buy it.

It never left my mind for a year and I talked about it in conversation many times. Then a year later at a music festival I discovered the exact same stone in the market stalls, even the stall owner was amazed it was still with him and he allowed me to wear it the last day and night of the festival and I could travel to Byron Bay to buy and collect later that week.

The day after I had worn it I became ill with total energy drain, headaches and sinus & chest cold for a week. When I was well enough to travel I went and bought the stone, first thing I did was swim in the ocean with it on to cleanse it and bond with it, the next day I was feeling ill again. I have kept it off, questioning if I have a sickness or is it the stone?

Last night I decided to wear it again, I connected with it, and slept with it on, and today I have been unable to get out of bed, totally drained again, headaches, unmotivated and my sinus and chest are in the early stages of blocked up again. It's become clear it's the crystal, but I am wanting answers. Anyone? Thank you

by: Anonymous

I think you need proper grounding before/while/after using this stone. Maybe, you need to work with other stones for the time being to empower your inner bodies and experiment with the shovel one very rarely...like andradite garnet.

The subtle bodies are not visible to our naked eyes and we don't see clearly what we lack and where we need empowerment and balance to really have a proper developement

It's something in me
by: Anonymous

Almost all stones feels like they're taking my energy down. I think it's something in me, not the crystals, but...

Sick from Black Tourmaline
by: LauraKatherine

Awesome I found this thread. I have known for many years I can't seem to handle wearing most black stones (Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, and Onyx too, but not as bad).

However I was used in a magick sacrifice when I was 12 years old, and not let go by this dark cult until age 30. I'm now looking for protection from others magick. I need something very strong as these are some of the most powerful wizards/magicians from around the world.

I read clear quartz and black tourmaline worked well together but after wearing the beautiful tourmaline for only a few hours I was nauseous and sick to my stomach. As soon as I removed the tourmaline I started feeling better.

I should add that I've been heavily cursed by these people. Why I'm saying this is because I know I've been involved with very very dark energies for a long time. I want the Black Tourmaline for protection but I have a feeling it's because of what I was involved with that's making me feel sick when I wear it.

by: Wren

Hey Laura!! It's totally possible for the tourmaline and other black stones to do exactly what you're describing, they're awesome holders of negativity but if you can't handle them, they're sure to mess you up! So what do I recommend? Something to mess the negativity up instead!!

Try yellow topaz. I know it sounds a little strange, but there is logic, I assure you. Topaz can work as a disruptor of energy, think like a signal jammer for electricity. It doesn't collect negativity and stores it away, it destroys it before it gets to you! Try wearing a topaz necklace for a bit and see how that works ^^

Love and light, Wren

Sickness and stones
by: Jan

I used to get physically sick with moldavite. Someone advised me take zinc and it worked.

The only time that this has happened has been when I have sought out very high energy stones and zinc again helped. If I have had problems I reduce exposure.

These stones help us to raise our vibration but take it easy.

Too many crystals
by: Haley

I have too many strong crystals, I believe. I keep them together and cleanse them. I only carry one or two a day at a time. I take care of them. But I feel like I jumped on this bandwagon too soon and I have some that may be too strong right now, but I don't want to get rid of them!

Ensure You Cleanse Your Crystals
by: Nancy

Any crystals you buy needed to be cleansed and then bonded to your energy. I had a string of quartz and tourmaline that I purchased and make a pair of earrings from it.

Usually when I make the earrings I am cleansing and making them my own. I made them and wore them and within hours I was sick to my stomach. I took them off and placed them on my crystal altar and left them there for a week to release any other energies and make them my own. I wore them again and forget I had them on as the energies has changed to my energy.

Cleansing is important in anything you bring into your space. Energy is in everything so it picks up different vibrations from where ever it has been. using your intuition is important since you can tell if something is just not right and you need to move on.

Blessings to you

I know how you feel!
by: Vistal

I bought an agate slice necklace and I felt really weird and got an awful headache. As soon as I took it off I felt better.

I thought it was my herkimer diamond but I tried the agate again and I had the same symptoms. It is really odd because I cleanse all my stones on selenite everyday. Should I cleanse them with saltwater also?

I was starting to think I was going crazy.
by: Anonymous

I am happy to have found some confirmation that other people have experienced similar symptoms while handling crystals. But at the same time I am terribly sympathetic to you all.

I have been buying and selling stones for around 15 years now. An over this past year I have fallen ill several times and at first I blamed it on dehydration or food poisoning and heat exhaustion.

But around 6 months ago as weather began to get warmer and all the snow was melting away I started rock hounding in my area where I had found Quartz and other types of crystals and minerals. I found a really nice pocket of scepters.

At the end of the day I became very ill and I barely made it back to the house before I passed out. I luckily woke up hours later covered in mud with stones in all my pockets.

Feeling Weird
by: Paige

Hi! I bought 3 bracelets with the following crystals:

Black Tourmaline
Purple Agate

Black Tourmaline
Purple Agate

Pink Jade
Pink Agate

I feel lightheaded and dreamy. I feel like I'm walking in a cloud. Is this my imagination?

Got sick at a crystal shop
by: Anonymous

Hello all.

I am new to crystals, meditation, spirituality, etc. today I went to a beautiful crystal shop in San Francisco. I was there for about 5 minutes, checking out all the crystals and other goodies.

I poured myself a cup of water and immediately started experiencing a sharp stomach pain, followed by dizziness and nausea. I started sweating and my eyesight wasn't as clear. The stomach pain and dizziness went away the second I stepped outside.

It was the strangest experience, has this happened to anyone else? I just want to know if this is normal or not.

by: Anonymous

Tourmaline draws energy into it from holders and the atmosphere. It's like an onion drawing the toxins in from the air it is why magicians used it to protect them against other magicians/sages etc The nausea and ill feelings is your body fighting the effects of drainage.

Red Jasper made me feel suicidal and anxious
by: Help please

I've been told that I need to be grounded from trauma so I tried working with my first stone, red jasper. I placed the stone at the tail of my spine and at first I felt a great sense of strength, calmness, clarity with focusing among other sensations.

After an hour I started feeling fearful and suicidal and wanting to crawl out of my skin. The urgency to get out of my body was terrible. Now I'm terrified to go back to working with stones. Can you please advise?

strange experience with black tourmaline
by: Anonymous

I bought black tourmaline for protection. After wearing it, in few mins I started feeling heaviness in my heart and I felt I am losing consciousness and I felt I was draining.

Its really powerful stone. Is this the same experience every one gets or only me? If anyone can explain to me why this happened.

by: Anonymous

I bought mine a few days ago and had it near the rest of my stones. I have been feeling a really strong pull towards it, and finally allowed myself some time. I have some of the same symptoms. I feel nauseous, hazey and my body feels warm if it's touching the stone.

I am so glad I am not the only one!
by: Anonymous

Coming in contact with any stone makes me ill. I get nauseous and dizzy to the point that I feel like a drunk. I can't even step into a store that sells stones and crystals..I am not sure why and am still seeking an answer to this.

Stones and crystals - minerals
by: Swanand

Stones or crystals or quartz are minerals basically and there vibrations affect positively our bodies(etheric, mental, causal). To the physical body its like minerals fortifying it.. an excess of it can lead to certain illness.

Now the same thing is happening to the other layers of our being. I recommend for those who feel dizziness, to connect more with nature. Have a walk in some greeneries or have a swim in the sea.

Stones/quartz/crystals are meant for the well being of mankind provided we know how to tune ourself to their frequency.

Lastly, take it easy. Learn meditation first(cleanse the body -> bring it to health) and then experiment with them to have a boost.

Have strong reactions also
by: Anonymous

Hey there, I wish someone could tell me, too. Moldavite (sp) and dioptase both put my "hackles" up I can't wear moldavite at all and I just bought dioptase and immediately got so negative I could not understand it.

I love rocks of all kinds, don't have an answer for you, but go with your gut. We have instincts for a reason. If it doesn't feel right, get rid of it or pass it along. Not very helpful, but I empathize with u.

When u look at a rock, (and I don't care what the experts say) and it makes u happy, buy it. Happy life to u and yours🤗

Rutilated quartz and Pietersite
by: Anonymous

I combined Golden Rutilated Quartz and Pietersite in the same crystal pouch around my neck and within hours was crawling out of my skin! Especially in the solar plexus area, which is where both crystals resonate. Removing one solved the issue, but it was a very intense and almost overwhelming feeling!

by: Anonymous

Is this for real? I have a moldavite piece. At first I found the stones to neutral and I had no interest. I wanted to turn away from them, then found one I was attracted to. I wore it for the first time yesterday and immediately felt it needed balanced which I did by adding amethyst and and sugalite.

I got strangely sick though yesterday. So weak, metal taste in my mouth, liver pain, getting super hot, and thought it was a flu relapse. Today I put it on with labradorite and by 3:00 I was totally wiped out. It never occurred to me these things could make me sick until I read these posts.

At the same time, I was able to be absolutely present with my college students, and had a great conversation with a very difficult, argumentative, negative student I usually avoid interacting with. What is happening here?

Another answer
by: Matthew

I have had the same effect with Hematite...I always wondered if it was the grounding...some spirits do not belong to this realm and it is my belief therefore do not play by the same rules. If a stone makes you ill don't wear it it isn't what you need.

by: StoneLover

What is your sign? You should cleanse the stone in a similar medium. If you are a water sign, running water is best; if you are an earth sign, use rich soil; if you are a sun sign, use sunlight; and if you are an air sign; use exposure to air currents, preferably I high wind exposure area.

Black Tourmaline, Selenite, Hematite
by: Creel

I find that both selenite and black tourmaline "BUZZ." I deal with anxiety, PTSD, and hyper vigilance. They feel like they are demanding my attention all the time. I don't need that. For grounding, I find very dark smokey quartz or dark flint is soothing and soaks up negative energy and stress. Colorless, clear quartz works without buzzing, too. Hematite is feels like it is hiding something, dodgy, like a slick politician. I don't like it. It doesn't like me.

Feeling Warm Wearing Lepidolite
by: Anonymous

I hope you are well. I just read your article on Lepidolite which I found really beneficial. I just had a question. A few days back I wore a pink lepidolite bracelet. But as soon as I wore it I felt a feeling of heat/warmness run through my body all of a sudden.

I was a bit confused and to be honest a little scared too so I started reading about it where I found your article. Please guide me whether it is something normal or should I stop wearing it. Waiting for your kind reply. Thanks.



Rose Quartz and Amethyst
by: grace hana

I am feeling very hot in heart after wearing amethyst and rose quartz together. Is the stones too strong for me? I am kind of shocked after finding this article in internet.

sick from herkimer diamonds
by: simone

Hi, last summer I mined a bunch of Herkimer diamonds. Many of the imperfect and broken ones were still nice enough for my bf to put on display in his home, however we eventually deemed them tacky and opted to scatter them around the home.

I handled many many of these stones and got a headache that night, woke up in the morning with a huge headache and vomited. Laid splayed out on bathroom floor for most of morning-yes that kind of sick...It's 6pm now and I feel nearly all better, minor headache. Is this because of the stones?

Cleanse Your Cystals!
by: Liz Site Owner & Writer

Adapting to crystals can be difficult for some people, especially if they have absorbed negativity. It really valuable to make sure you cleanse your crystals. This has already been said further up this thread, so it might help to go back and re-read the information already here.

But if you haven't been cleansing your stones, make sure you do that, and you can read more here.

Secondly if you are surrounding yourself with stones, it can take some time to adapt to the energy. Herkimer Diamonds for instance have a high vibration, so this is common for high vibration stones to cause dizziness. Move them to another room and work with just one until you adapt.

As mentioned already also make sure you ground yourself! If they have made you ungrounded this may be the cause of your problems. There are a large number of grounding stones. I swear by Black Tourmaline but often use other stones, and while I read above that some people react to it, I feel this is uncommon.

Check out the list of grounding stones, and find one that suits you.

All the best Liz

by: Anonymous

Hi guys. Interesting read. At the moment sense I bought my Carnelian crystal and I hold on to it for the day or whatever I get frustrated, angry just feel really mad and get in a bad mood. I've cleansed it heaps of times.

Won't go near the stone for weeks etc tonight I thought maybe that's where I'm blocked and thought I'd hold it for awhile but I just ended up getting mad and put the stone back down. I feel fine now. Just really tired. Can anyone help? Please thanks xx

The inner being should be prepared well
by: Swanand

Yoga can help. Stones are vibrations and should not be taken for granted like quick fix pills. They won't work like that. They can give you a boost and it depends on how you are predisposed to attune yourself

Here's one reason
by: Jarrod

Putting something on your body that had a different vibration than your body can disturb your central nervous system alot. You just need to your body time to adjust. To do that wear the Crystal only nine minutes a day.

After forty days your body will then be accurately able to term you if that is for you or not. Some sensitive ppl just find the new and powerful energy too much for their body hence the headache and nausea, both signs of central nervous disturb disturbance. God bless you with radiant happiness

Red Jasper
by: Edo

Hi, I would like to know if red jasper can have this effect on people. I started using it for a couple of weeks and I can feel some benefits, but at the same time I can feel some problems. For example, headaches when I never suffer from them and problems with my stomach.

I don't know if it's casual or not, but I can see somo connection. Is it normal? Do I need the grounding meditation? It is quite strange, because in theory this stone doesn't hold bad energy.

Black tourmaline
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone. I believe crystals are here to help us all. Every crystal has a purpose, my advice is to research a little first and see what may suit your needs. I have a huge range of crystals and I too felt the above symptoms. Over time I have learned to attune to all my crystals. It is not always easy especially if you are not attuned to your higher self.

Black tourmaline has truly saved my life, as I have been exposed to a lot of negative energy my whole life. It truly is the best protection. If you feel unwell with tourmaline around your neck, keep a piece in your pocket in a pouch.

I find that tourmaline loves to be cleansed with water and sage. I have so many I even sleep with them and have the best sleep. I hope this helps.
Love & light

Crystal Effects..
by: Marco

I use to meditate frequently w Black Tourmaline never felt ill or anything of the sorts. I do prefer to have that stone spread around my home, for good vibes. For me, the best stones for grounding is Black Onyx and or Selenite.

When I meditate w Black Onyx it just kicks in, within minutes and one knows; "Wow"! Stones affect me differently. For example, if I carry a high vibration stone like Moldavite or a Herkimer, I start noticing negativity everywhere. And as one knows it only means "one is participating".

I will find myself at the right place, at the right time with crap situations... Nastiness everywhere! and it always feels like its ongoing!!! Sometimes my day can unfold like this if it is a combination of stones. (ANY KIND) Or maybe it takes 2 or 3 days for the stone to ramp up my light and then the crapola begins...

Amethyst makes me dream, but no side effects. The only stone I can "over use" and carry all the time without any ill effects is Green Aventurine and it truly keeps me above the fray. I read about Yellow Topaz, I might try that next.

Herkimer Diamond
by: Tara

I was searching the Internet for confirmation that others have become sick while around certain crystals. I have always collected crystals/fossils/minerals since I was a young child and never really had adverse reactions until I visited Herkimer to dig for Herkimer diamonds!!

I went this year in April and ended up with the worse respiratory infection I have ever had, and the all over body aches had me on bed rest for days. Then just this past weekend I went on another trip and came home with the same all over body aches, diarrhea and the worse headache ever. I don't think it's a coincidence!!

I am normally a very healthy person and only get sinus issues in the winter. So to be sick in the spring and the summer is crazy. Any suggestions??

Black Obsidian Headaches
by: Cara

I have had some extreme experiences with crystals lately: I wore Chrysoprase, and experienced some pretty full on detox symptoms; night fevers, floods of tears; nausea; headache. I persisted with wearing it, and after 4 days I felt amazing, and then I read Chrysoprase is the premier stone for detoxification.

Lately I started working with Black Tourmaline, and Black Obsidian. They are a very powerful combo, and I started to get headaches, I added Amethyst and it has really helped to soften the effects. Moldavite is one that makes me dizzy and feel as though I may pass out. Adding clear quartz helps to neutralize this effect.

I would highly recommend any type of quartz if experiencing symptoms from other crystals; they have an amazing healing effect, and speed symptoms on their way.

Amethyst Chevron crystal giving me a headache
by: Sarah

Hi, I got a Amethyst Chevron yesterday and ever since I got it, I have had a headache. The only reason why I got it was because a psychic told me I have my own psychic abilities as well. I thought if I got this crystal, that it would help my psychic abilities.

I know this crystal has to do with spiritual awareness, psychic abilities, healing, increases sensitivity, inner peace, meditation and balance. I know the chakra from the crystal is the third eye and crown. Could it possibly be helping me or is it something else? Thanks.

Go slowly with it
by: Jarrod

Even if a crystal has properties which are related to you its still a physical object giving energy that may not agree with your central nervous system.

Just wear it five minutes a day only for a week and let your body come to adjust to it and after some time you may find they're are no headaches and more of pleasant feelings. All the best to you.

Freaking out.
by: S.J


I just bought a big Black Tournaline in SF. Right after I was taking a tourist tour on Alcatraz. Since I have no idea on what this rock may do I decided today to play around with it. Watched a youtube video on healing with it and did the same thing. I did not know about cleansing and grounding at that point. What freaks me out is that I now constant feel the same feeling a was feeling inside one of the prison cells. It was so bad there that I could not stand more than a few seconds. What can I do?

Hoping for reply.


Put the black tourmaline outside on the yard
by: Swanand

Forget the black tourmaline for some days. Let it be with nature in the yard.

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