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beths
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I was having a relapse, so I'm back on abx. However, my LLMD added cumanda. I took 5 drops Mon night, Tues and this morning. All of a sudden, just now, I'm short of breath. dizzy and shakey.
 
When does a herbal herx hit? I know with abx it's the 3rd or 4th day-same for Cumanda.
 
I am freaking out-haven't felt this bad in a long time.

seeingstars
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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
what abx are you back on? Did you start your abx and cumanda same time? When did you start back on abx?

beths
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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   

I started bactrim/zith about 2 weeks ago, I alternate it with malarone zith-this combo helped me turn the corner over the summer, and into what I thought was remission.

Just started the cumanda Monday night


seeingstars
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   Posted 1/28/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't tell you anything about cumanda-never tried it. I hope others will offer you thoughts on that.

I can say that I have read babs runs a course of 5 or so days. Maybe your other meds are making you herx.

I wish you well

rvnut
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Cumanda looks like it's pretty powerful. You should check with your doc right away.

I've not used cumanda, so can't spesk to it. But I get a herx start 4 to 6 hours after I drink my herbal tea.
So you could well be herxing.

Be sure you check with your doc. If you're still herxing bad and can't get your doc, you might want to back off the cumanda a bit until you catch up with him.

beths
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually, he told me to start with 1 or 2 drops-but I took it in the past and didn't have a problem..although I was getting toward symptom free.

rvnut
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like your body needs to get adjusted to it. Is cumanda prescription?

beths
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
No, it's part of the Cowden herbs

Life'sRhythm
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes, maybe I am overdoing the drops dosage. I started taking 2 drops twice a day and now I am doing 20 drops twice. I am really not feeling good. This is the most nauseous I have felt since before and my limbs are so weak and heavy I can barely function. I can't tell what is what anymore, (herx, lyme, etc. ) and I don't talk to my doctor until next week. I needed to give Samento a break after 12 1/2 days. argh.

Still have my fever which HAS NOT LET UP, today it is a full 30 days!! is that crazy or WHAT! I have felt a glimpse of kind of normal (in a sitting position only) 3 days of this whole first 30 days. Is this what it's going to continue like?

rvnut, will you share the kind of tea you drink?

L J
Diagnosed - 12/30/08, Lyme + Babesia + Ehrlichia
Symptoms since approx 06?


rvnut
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Might have to try it - a smidge at a time.

Life'sRhythm
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry beth, I know this is your thread about feeling bad, but I guess maybe I had a moment of freaking out, too.

L J
Diagnosed - 12/30/08, Lyme + Babesia + Ehrlichia
Symptoms since approx 06?


beths
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   Posted 2/1/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
What is your fever from?  Can you get a fever from a herx?

ticker
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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
beths, did you start off with five drops?  That sounds like a lot to start with to me.  Many doctors have you start off with one drop and gradually build up.  

beths
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   Posted 2/1/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks-I think I will start with just 2 drops and go on from there. I was so disappointed-I had finally become symptom free for 2 glorious months and off abx, felt amazing-and then Bam. However, I ate a lot of junk over the holidays. My LLMD says sugar lowers the immune system by 50%-not the time I should have been eating fudge!

I just had the stomach bug over the weekend..I'm tired of being sick!

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