Wow! I've not read his books, but I sure didn't expect to see that Buhner said something like that!
My experience was very different from that - I had started Lyme treatment 3 months earlier and had herxed, but not too badly. When I started Houttuynia for my Bartonella treatment, I herxed quite badly and for three weeks! It was all of my Bart symptoms - extreme leg/foot pains (couldn't stand without collapsing for more than 7 - 10 minutes), anxiety through the roof (poor hubby!)
chills, and Bart rashes, hugely swollen lymph nodes in my neck, around my collar bone, armpits, groin and in my thighs that I could feel (and they were painful!).
Around 2 1/2 weeks into the herx, I began to wonder if I had just bitten off more than I could handle, but with continued detoxing every day and lots of it, the herx settled down and I was able to complete my treatments with no further complications. That was back in 2011 when I finished Lyme and Bartonella treatments and I've been symptom free since.
I've also watched as others have posted on here over the years of their Bartonella herxes, so I'm not sure why Buhner would write something like that. It seems fairly common.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended Dec. 2011 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended Dec. 2012 - no active symptoms
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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