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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone,

I am new to this forum but not new to Lyme. I have been treated for Lyme for over a year. It has been a long haul.!
I have seen much improvement since being diagnosed in Dec'08. I am currently on Biaxtin / Plaquenil combo.
It seems to work the best for me.

This is my question.
My doc wanted me to take Teasel drops.
Teasel is used to "drive" out the bacteria out of hiding into the blood stream. I tried Teasel last month and I had to stop it.
I started back up again. I started at 3 drops morning and night. After few days, I started to herx.
The herx reaction got worse and worse. My body felt like a flu and I even had some old symptoms and joint pain came back during the worst.
I can't use these drops.
Also- My doc started me on banderol for a co-infection.
He says that I may have Bartenella. I worked my way up to 12 drops (15 is the max) .
At 12 drops, I start to herx on this herb also.

Has anyone had such bad reactions on either of these herbs?

I tried Flagyl and did not get much reaction.
I am on Lumbrokinase for Biofilm.

My last CD-57 test came back as 97.

For some reason, these herbs are finding more bad germs in my body.

Thank you,


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   Posted 3/13/2010 1:22 AM (GMT -7)   
So maybe you need to take the herb drops every other day, or take them for 3 days, and skip the next 4 days, then take them 3 days, skip 4, etc., to give your body time to deal with the herxing? Have you done any detoxing (bath soaks, skin brushing, sauna, etc.)?
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), 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, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.

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   Posted 3/13/2010 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I definitely agree with Razzle, plus the detoxing is extremely important while on treatment. Detoxing helps a herx reaction because it helps pulls the toxins out of the body. The toxins are what make us so sick. If you look in the thread titled, "New To Lyme?....Start Here!", you will find some information on detoxing to get you started.
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