Background: All four of us have been working our way up on our version of the Buhner's recommended core protocol. After several months, we FINALLY added in the Woodland Essence C.S.A. to target Babesia (although realizing that there is some cross over with the herbs for bartonella too).
FYI: Woodland Essence C.S.A. contains three herbs: Cryptolepis, Sida Acuta and Alchornea
Previously, we tried this combo back in August, and it was an epic fail (Kid#2 and I reacted very negatively from it and we stopped it -- decided to focus on core protocol first).
We are now up to 5drops 2x/day. I was bracing myself for the worst (like last August), and so far, it's been ok. Kid#2 is definitely (unusually) hyper after starting that, but we'll see how that progresses. I realize we can regress as we go higher, so we will see!
I absolutely don't want to herx from it. But yet when we do react to a herb, it's good to know that it's doing something!!! I'm SO CONFLICTED! But I'm guessing you can understand that feeling!! With Kid#1 (back in the day), he rarely reacted to anything so it's really difficult to know what was helping him or not. With Kid#2, he's much more reactive this past year, so it helps with "clues" for treatment! Hope that makes sense!
Anyways, I'll continue going slow - especially since it's a combo one and I strongly am suspicious that two, maybe three, of my kids have babesia (and maybe bartonella).
What was your experience with C.S.A.? When did you herx from it (if you did)? Did you feel it helped your problems? And if so, when did you start to notice a difference?
Wish us luck!!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but much better lately!
Kid#2: Very sick now despite being treated for years, very bad year
Kid#3: Doing great, minor relapse, but great again (ironically had least and shortest treatment)!
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids) - not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue, kidney, heart, and yeast issues