Even though my daughter and I are both dealing with chronic infections (lyme included) we can get away with 500 mg of astragalus dosed Mon, Wed and Fri.
Because Buhner has written so many good things about
this herb, I feel that it needs to be included in our protocol so we do use it at the above dosage. Not the recommended one.
I originally tried dosing 3x daily (so that would be 1500 mg/day), and after the 3rd day I experienced strong symptoms of inflammation - flu-like pain, crashing fatigue, which took about
a week to resolve - herx I guess.
Buhner reiterates in his new coinfection book that his recommendations are just that - recommendations. That people should feel free to try herbs that they are drawn to try. If they work, so be it. If they don't, at least they will have tried.
Throughout this whole ordeal I have learned so much about
my intuition. Without some cautious experimentation we would not be enjoying the good health we now have.
13 yo daughter:
2010 - Dx ADHD, Tourette’s, Aspergers, motor delay, PANS/PANDAS
June 2011 - Igenex PCR positive bartonella, IND lyme. CD57 18. Positive ANA (speckled type), heterozygous A1298C MTHFR. Multiple Abx, herbals/homeopathics
April 2013 - ANA titers negative. Weaned abx. Start Buhner bartonella protocol, methylation/detox protocols, organic PerfectHealthDiet gf/cf/sf. Minimize EMF exposure
Nov 2013 – Clinical babesia diagnosis. Start Buhner babesia protocol
Sept 2014 – Symptoms 99% resolved
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