I found a tea called Gold Cup Chai made by the company STASH (it is caffeine-free and organic). The ingredients are organic cinnamon, organic ginger root, organic turmeric, organic orange peel, organic cardamom seed, organic cloves. I bought it at Sobey's (Canada). For those of you who live in the states, I find that the grocery store Fry's is very similar to Sobey's, that is where I shop when I'm down there. It is also relatively cheap, somewhere around 5$ for a box.
My LLND ordered a personal blend of herbals for me on the day that I was officially diagnosed, this was a couple of weeks ago and I didn't want to waste any time... So for now, I am only treating with this tea and have been for the past two weeks. I didn't think that it would do much but man, am I ever herxing!
My symptoms are mostly neurological (anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, brain fog, etc.), but as soon as I started drinking this tea I began to have new symptoms: joint pain, muscle pain, neck pain, headaches, slightly worsened anxiety, and one night while trying to fall asleep I would have these mini 3 second convulsions. I used to have the mini convulsions before I found out about
Lyme but they went away for awhile. All of these new symptoms I have been experiencing from herxing usually clear up after I do some major detoxing (detox tea, epsom baths, burbur-pinella, etc.), so that is how I'm quite sure it is herxing and not some sort of adverse reaction. During the past couple of days I have noticed a very, very slight lift of brain fog, nothing major, but this is a big deal to me because nothing has ever helped with my brain fog.
Either this stuff is great or I just have Lyme really bad!!