I wonder if keeping a base of bart herbs may be a good idea when pulsing? I can't recall if some herbs are not to be taken with rif.
I believe cryptolepis is on the cytochrome P450 list...along with Rifampin, biaxin, Artemisinin.
But, some LL Dr.'s still prescribe them together - we know that Rif and biaxin is a known duo when treating bart.
So, I'm thinking the good outweighs the bad.
I know another LLMD uses Artemisinin with Rifampin
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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.