Probiotics needed while on Buhner's protocol?

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KO-LD
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Buhner's protocol (cat's claw, resveratrol, andrographis) do I need to take a probiotic?  He doesn't mention it in his book.  Zhang doesn't either, I was on that before switching to Buhner's.  I think it's kind of strange that they don't mention probiotics. 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


Razzle
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   Posted 7/20/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought he did mention it, but I could be confusing his book with another book... Anyway, I think it is a good idea to take probiotics when taking anything that kills bacteria (herbs, antibiotics, etc.).

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, intermittant pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.


KO-LD
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   Posted 7/20/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Razzle, I'm taking the max dose on the protocol right now and don't know when I would fit it in.  I have to stay on the max dose for 2 months then I can lower it if I feel better.  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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