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paleogal
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Hi everyone,
since it's often demoralizing to log on and see how much suffering so many of us have, I thought I would share some good news.

For the last month, my LLMD and I are trying a new approach - off all pharmaceutical antibiotics, and only killers right now are Buhner herbs in high doses (~6 grams/day of Japanese Knotweed and Cat's Claw).

ON lots of binders (pectaclear, bentonite, cholestyramine) and adrenal support (including cortef at a small dose, and herbs and a glandular, etc). I'm also still on nystatin for yeast and seroquel for sleep.

I just wanted to share that it is actually helping me feel better!

Major caveat: I have been on big doses of meds like Malarone and Mepron to (hopefully) eradicate Babesia, and just came off that, which in itself has made me feel better.

I went through Dr. K's parasite protocol last summer (miserable, but worked). I have been on 20 or so different antibiotics and killers over the past two years - just passed my two-year treatment "anniversary" in June.

I am still symptomatic, with really bad joint pain (actually a newer symptom) and fatigue.

So, this isn't all good news, and I'm not "better" yet, but I wanted to share my positive experience with the bind-the-toxins, strengthen-the-host approach, thus far after one month.

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Hey paleogal! These are awesome news!

Congratulations!
[Smile] [Smile]

Don't worry about the 'new' symptom. It looks Bb coming now. You know how lyme is: it goes away LAYER by LAYER.

Once babs is down, something comes up, like bart or Bb...

I always took the disappearance of symptoms + appearance of new symptoms as a good step up in healing.

Of course, if the old symptoms appear, it does not mean improvement, but in my case, when babesia went down, I felt like I did a big step up.

Then came bart in rage: I fought it back, another step up.

Bart was less annoying with symptoms, but more difficult to spot, then babesia, I mean. And bart and Bb are so good friends, they walk hand in hand, and when one is awaken, there is a great chance that the other is just behind the door, waiting to come out.

but keep treating. No abx is good news, if you continue improving!!!

Congrats again!!

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Yay for improvement!

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thats encouraging! [Smile] Blessings!
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Sounds great!!

You might take a look at your diet. Maybe your diet is high in oxalates? They cause pain for me.

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paleogal
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Well, it didn't last long - migraines and sweats came back.

Have gone back on alinia at a low dose, which initiated some of the worst air hunger I have had ever in my life. So I guess Babesia is still here. [Frown]

Adding in Artemisa and Buhner Babs herbs (cryptolepis, side acuta, alcornea).

Oh well, at least I had one good month there. There is hope for the future that there will be more months like last month, I guess.

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