Update on Loss of Taste with Buhner's Protocol

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KO-LD
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   Posted 8/12/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I contacted Stephen Buhner about my lessening of taste (not a total loss of taste, but things didn't taste right or just tasted bland).  He thought it was the Resveratrol (knotweed), he said that about 1 in 400 to 500 people have that side effect, so it is rare, lucky me!   I thought I would pass this along in case anyone else is on his protocol.
KO


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


bablymers
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   Posted 8/13/2009 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi KO-LD,

Thanks for this info. I did not know that side effect!! Did he say the loss is permanent, or will it come back with time? Do you know if loss of taste happens soon after the first doses, or does it happen after a person is using it a long time? Thanks for any info you can give me.

Best wishes to you, bablymers mom

KO-LD
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   Posted 8/13/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Babylymers,
He said it could take up to 30 days to get your taste back.  It's been 2 weeks and I am almost back to normal.  I was in my 2nd week at max doses,  4 4x/day.  I have just started up the Andrographis again, I had stopped it because others that I had contacted suggested that it might be that.  He said that it was most likely the Resveratrol, but like he said it is only about 1 in 400 to 500 people that have this reaction.  Hope this helps.
KO
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


bablymers
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1458
   Posted 8/14/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!! I am relieved it is a temporary effect. Best wishes to you, bablymers mom

tickbattler
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
KO - just curious, have you noticed improvements on Buhner's protocol? How does it compare to Zhangs?
Thanks,

tickbattler

KO-LD
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tickbattler,
For me I think I am having better results from Buhner's than Zhang's.  I had stopped  the Andrographis (because that's what some of the people that I contacted thought was causing the loss of taste) and then the Resveratrol.   But I had been having herxs so it was stirring up something.  On Zhang's I seemed to have a very gradual lessening of symptoms and then things started to backslide.  That's when I decided to stop after 6 months on Zhang's and check my CD57.  It was only 34.  I decided to try Buhner's because part of his core protocol is Cat's Claw which helps to raise the CD57.  I am building up to the full dose of Andrographis and substituting Grapefruit Seed extract for the Resveratrol, so we will see.
Take Care, KO 
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

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