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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/18/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone

I was diagnosed with lyme last spring after having my first mini-stroke/TIA. Since that time I have discovered that I have gone untreated for over 8 years. It is in my organs and brain. My husband and children have also tested positive for lyme. They are having an easier time with the treatment.

I am going though treatment and it has hit me really hard. I find if I exercise I do better. My thinking is clearer and I can do more during the day. I was exercising 6 to 7 days a week, 1 to 2.5 hours a day. Unfortunately I caught the swine flu 3 weeks ago. Had a fever of 101.5 for 4 days. My doc said that probably killed a lot of the bacteria but I spent 2 weeks not moving much and went off the samento. When I was finally over it I was amazed how much atrophy I had in my muscles. I am having a hard time just tiring to think.

I have been working with a Naturopathic / oriental medicine doc, neurologist, endocrinologist, and regular doc. I am in the north western us and it seems like no one knows much about this here except my Naturopathic / oriental medicine doc. Who has had lyme.

I wanted to know if anyone is taking samento to treat lyme? And how do you take it? I have been taking it in a 4oz glass of water. I was think that maybe it would better to add it to a 16oz bottle of water 3 times a day. That way you are taking it all day. Any thought or feeling would be welcome.


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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 887
   Posted 11/19/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to take Samento until I read Stephen Buhner's book Healing Lyme, where he states that regular Cat's Claw is just as effective and much less expensive.  I take Cat's Claw "5000" by NOW and have had good results.  When I took the Samento I used to take it in the 4oz of water before 30 minutes before breakfast I think.  I think you are suppose to take it before eating, is that correct?  KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, 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 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/19/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you KO-LD. I will ask my doc about Cat's claw "5000". I cant believe how much we are spending on meds and supplements right now. Money seams to be going out faster then it is coming in.

I have the book healing lyme but am having a hard time trying to read. My body starts to shut down. Everything goes a little fuzzy then I feel like laying down. If I push thought it I pay later. I can read the post on this site only a little at a time. I will go back to reading "Healing Lyme' a little at a time.


Turquoise Sky
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 11/19/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking an herbal blend now, but the Cat's Claw that I was taking was Saventaro by Better World. I haven't been taking it since I started with the other blend. I'm thinking that maybe for winter I should add it back in, just to keep my immune system as happy as possible.

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/19/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Saventaro Thanks I'll look into that one too.
That swine flu really hit me hard. Take care of your self.
Living with Lyme for over 8 years. Found out about it in spring of 2009. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, Swelling of my liver and kidneys, anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef, Allergies to dariy, gluten, and Soy.

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