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stork
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I've always found that my herxes with initial recommended doses of buhner herbs have been tolerable. therefore, I started by tx with buhner with 3 tablets/twice daily and have been ramping up from there.

Is there any benefit to starting really slowly or any benefit to small doesages at a time? Do large doses cause ketes to encyst?

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Buhner made me herx, which is very rare for me. I wasn't a happy camper. So yes, I would ramp up-- not super slow, but go by your symptoms.
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OK thanks. I have been going by symptoms which is why i started high because the herxes were manageable. I was wondering if there was any theory behind how the herbs interact with the bacteria that suggested an incremental increase

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Personal experience suggests strongly that one should proceed very slowly and cautiously with the Buhner Core Protocol. I ramped up on the protocol too quickly and wound up in the hospital unable to swallow, eat or drink anything, extremely dehydrated. This was in 2008, and I still have not recovered the ability to swallow normally in 2011.

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Sorry to hear that Razzle. I suppose it depends on peoples individual reactions to the constituent herbs

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Sorry to hear that Razzle. I suppose it depends on peoples individual reactions to the constituent herbs

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