Posted 1/6/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -7)
I don't know why this post came up again but just want to say I no longer use HH capsules. I was up to 20 a day and I relapsed. They may be helpful to keep you in remission for a while or to use with an abx but they will probably not make you well. I don't believe any of the herbs will unless combined skillfully with many other herbs and supplements, and taken in massive amounts, way over the recommended dose.
Levaquin is best but the side effects are dangerous. Load up on magnesium and other minerals before starting it
Rifampin is supposed to be good. It is slowly helping me. You need to use it with another drug like biaxin or zithromax.
The herbs that supposedly help with bart are HH capsules (houtouynia), resveratrol, stephania and cumanda.
I think you need brain and nervous system support with supplements such as magnesium (nerves, muscles, headaches) , B vitamins especially B12 (nerves, twitching) and B6 (anger), zinc (and copper), alpha lipoic acid (antioxidant, detox)and acetyl L carnitine (memory and cognition as well as energy).Also Huperzine A helps with dementia. I just got it today.
Get Buhner's book Healing Lyme. It is wonderful for supplements.