Razzle, That's what my husband thought (that it was a side effect from one of the herbs). I researched loss of taste and they mention upper resp infections, middle ear infections etc. I do have allergies and my ears have been very congested (enough to wake me up from sleep with pain in my ear), but I have never lost my sense of taste from it before so my husband thought maybe it was a side effect from the herbs (Buhner doesn't mention that as a possible side effect in his book). I hope what ever it is it resolves soon. I supplement with vit b12 already, this started after I started the herbs and the b12.
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day 5 months
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned. Started Buhner's protocol May 2009