So, some LLMD's still do use the Artemisinin...including THE Dr. J....but it isn't used daily - it is pulsed - Monday/Wed/Friday, along with Mepron.
I think Dr. M.R. has you take it for three days, and then eleven off.
It's so difficult to decide what to do...
I had these exact same thoughts.
It took me seemingly forever to decide to even take Artemisinin. At first I was going to do it Buhner's way (I definitely herxed on the stuff).
Then I decided to pulse it and use up the 30 days supply I had because I still wanted to follow Buhner's recommendations.
It was most effective for me in the beginning and the way I did things was obviously convoluted - I just couldn't decide what to do.
I haven't herxed with Babs symptoms since the early days of the Babs protocol. Not sure what that means but I have no plans on taking Artemisinin again.
Yep, still convoluted but I'm s-l-o-w-l-y improving.
Hope you find what works for you and your path is more clear than mine was ;)
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Jul '14 started what proved to be inadequate treatment ala PCP day after nymph deer tick bite
Sept '14 met LLMD - clinically dx'd with Lyme due to Bells Palsy - confirmed via CDC positive WB
Feb '15 transitioned off abx and started full Cowden protocol along w/LDN
Aug '15 started transition to Buhner's Lyme, Babesia & Bartonella protocols
Nov '15 stopped LDN - 98% healed!!
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