I too had to cut down in costs several times... it's all so expensive...
It is good that you are nervous to self treat, it means that you know you have to be careful
Is there a reason why you chose these specific herbs? Are you following a certain protocol? Do you know what dosages to go on? There are some pretty powerful things there, especially together with antibiotics.
I have some advice on some of the herbals:
- St John's Wort: it decrease the reliability of oral anticonception, vaginal ring or anticonceptive patches. It also interferes with other medication: calming medication (alprazolam, midazolam en buspiron), anticoagulants, certain medicaiton for cardiac problems.
- Houttuynia: start slowly, very powerful... I herxed very bad for about 3 weeks, then the herxing became normal again.
- Cat's Claw: very potent, start very very slowly and build up very slowly.
I don't know about combining abx with all of these powerful herbs, do you have a plan? I combined abx with Buhner Protocol for a few months, that was ok. Only the Cat's Claw kicked my derrière pretty hard...
Good luck Shelly!!!
Lyme & Bartonella. Sick for +/- 20 years (34 now). Started treatment August 2012 with abx (ILADS protocol, different combinations), combined with Buhner's Core Protocol, now off abx and on Samento/Banderol/Cumanda/Burbur. Leaky gut, heavy metals, EBV, XMRV, erythema nodosum, Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15, Lyme arthritis, Neurolyme, food allergies/intolerances, histamine/chemical intolerance etc...