So, we've been treating with Woodland Essence C.S.A. for a few weeks(?) now. We are all doing our version of Buhner's core protocol. But we are adding in treatment for babesia/bartonella...
FYI: Woodland Essence C.S.A. contains three herbs: Cryptolepis, Sida Acuta and Alchornea.
We are still on a very small dosage (we are still on 5 drops - were higher but dropped back down to 5 drops). I can't say that I notice anything different for Kid#1 and Kid#3 yet. But I really am hoping this helps them both. Kid#3 has been off lately. And Kid#1 still has flares every few weeks that we haven't been able to get rid of yet!
As for me, I seem to be having anxiety and some new headaches (ugh - thought I got rid of that symptom). My fatigue is worse lately too.
Kid#2 (currently the sickest kid) had some really bad days again - including new excessive hyperness, low attention span, down, etc. Pretty extreme hyperness too (unlike him). However, he also has had some "better" days recently - including being able to go to a little more school. This may not seem like a big deal, but for a kid who hasn't been able to go to school full time (except for one month) for over 15+ months... this is HUGE. (He's been on partial days this year since he tanked in the fall.) He's much more functioning the past few days.
I know that things go up and down, but I'm just enjoying the improvement for now.
Funny - Kid#2 asked me if I added a new herb and if that was why he was feeling better. ; )
The two changes for him are adding the CSA herbals plus mHBOT at home.
I truly hope this is the key in helping him become better and eventually be able to not only go to school full-time - but also be able to handle the school. This is been a looooong stretch of him not well. I literally had tears in my eyes when I took him in for the extra classes this week.
Keeping fingers crossed!
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
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 3/28/2017 2:27:36 PM (GMT-6)