The thing is some of us won't tolerate a "full on attack" (whether with herbs or pharma abx) if we have a very high bacterial load and have issues with detoxing as the two just don't mix well.
So while you, Happyjo, are still taking the abx, you are still lowering your bacterial load little by little even with skipping doses like that. And every little bit helps!! So keep on hitting it and keep on doing all the detoxing your body can handle.
Others, like me, can't seem to handle pharma abx. They "hit" the infections too hard, creating more die off than my body can handle - even with lots of detoxing. Many the herbs have other properties to them that help balance out that reaction in the body, making them easier to tolerate for many (but not all). But make no mistake about
it, some will still herx severely on herbs, it's just sometimes easier to cut back on the dosage size or make other adjustments.
There are so many factors that go into why someone may be having difficulties with healing from these infections that there is no straight forward answer for many of us, but there are many avenues to try!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
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