If you are more sensitive to the certain herbs, starting at one drop and one herb at a time is the best way to go. If after a few days no allergic reaction to that herb, I add the next one in.
Remember herx is not allergic reaction, they are different.
Do expect a possible herx as we all are different and 1 drop for us could be like taking 10 drops for another person.
I thought at first that this would take forever and not work but after some months now(they do fly by)I am up to 10 drops of ten different tinctures in the A.M and adding 1 drop now of each in P.M. to build up that dose.
I know, it's still not the full protocol, but for me I have had a lot of improvement and possibly my situation just doesn't need the full recommended protocol. We are all different. I'm just feeling my way through it and judging how much to use by the improvements.
I go by what Traveler and Buhner say ,no need to pulse.
If I have a bad herx, I just back off for a day, keep detoxing and resume as soon as I can. Which is usually the next day.
Note:Cats Claw for me was the toughest one to build up. I had serious herx when taking 1 drop. Now I am tolerating it much better. i almost gave up on it, but I'm glad I didn't, it just took longer than the others.
Take Care, Jo
That's the million $ question, allergic reaction or herx?
I guess I'm one of the sensitive ones. Looks like I'll be a "cheap drunk" with respect to the herbs. Goshawk, in what ways did cats claw affect you negatively?
Some herbs aren't antimicrobial in this buhner protocol. Things like skullcap, salvia miltiorrhiza, red root, etc. Are those easier to titrate up with?
I've been doing the egcg by drinking 4 cups of green tea per day, Cordyceps powder, nac, milk thistle, motherwort all without issues. Either the b2 or quercetin gave me the runs, I'm suspecting it was the quercetin.
Im going to just have to do without the ashwaganda unless I skip the pills and use the drops.
The Lyme Formula has been amazing other than the agitation. It's clearly made for rapid improvement. It's recommended that I take 2 droppers full 2x day. I can't imagine that ever happening.