Violet - yes, our intestines can develop an enzyme that kills the Artemisinin if you stay on it for too long.
I just finished my 4th round of Art. I am doing 4 days on and 10 days off.
It must be pulsed...just different ideas on how many days you can stay on it.
I started my first round:
Day 1 - 2 caps twice daily
Day 2 - 3 caps twice daily
Day 3 and 4 - 4 caps twice daily (100 mg per cap)
Day 1 - 3 caps twice daily
Day 2 & 3 - 4 caps twice daily
Day 4 - 5 daps twice day
Day 1 - 4 caps twice day
Day 2,3,4 - 5 caps twice day
Day 1,2,3,4- 5 caps twice daily
Round five - hasn't happened yet...but plan on doing 4 caps three x daily.
I herxed on Day 3 of the first round - in the middle of the night - shivering, and very emotional...woke up crying.
Lesser herxing on the following rounds....but am having a lot of pain the past few weeks...so maybe it's toxins building up.
*** LLMD MR - recommends starting low and increasing to 500 mg 3 X day.
From what I've read 1500 mg daily is a high dose. I am going to try the 1200 mg. next round.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14; added biaxin Sept. 26/14 Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.; Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin); Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif; Nov. switched mino to biaxin.
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