Hello, everyone. I just signed up today, but I've been lurking on this site for the past 4 months searching for answers regarding the sudden anxiety that appeared out of nowhere 8 months ago. It all started 1 year ago when my friend bought a kitten from SPCA, which is an adoption shelter for animals. Long story short this ****** scratched me badly and I didn't know about
cat scratch disease at that time and completely disregarded it.
Two months after the scratch, I developed this anxiety (constant worrying), slight insomnia and digestive issues such as bloating and gas. I figured something was wrong but it wasn't something debilitating. I searched for a good anxiety herb on amazon and settled on ashwgandha and started high dosing on it for a good while (perhaps 5 months). It helped a lot, especially for studying since I'm a student at college. I was also drinking a lot of energy drinks during the semester, which helped lift off the brain fog temporarily but it would come back fast the next day. It wasn't until the semester ended in December and went back home to my family where things started to get downhill.
So I've been a gym fanatic for 4 years, and once I got back home I started exercising intensely 6 days a week. Ten days into my training regimen, I suffered a mild herx that left my nose congested for 3 weeks (plus sore throat, congested lungs, insomnia, arthritis, floaters and vision problems..etc). I attribute the herx to very healthy homecooking from my wonderful mom (salads, soup, fruit) and enormous amounts of water to replenish the amount lost in the gym. The anxiety keeps getting worse even with ashwgandha, so I ditched it and became a typical hypochondriac searching for answers on google. I did a blood test in the middle of herx because I suspected adrenal problems but my adrenal tests were perfectly normal, but I had highly elevated liver enzymes (ast 170 alt 102), plus lymphocytosis (elevated lymphocytes and lowered neutrophils) and low triglycerides and low creatinine. From these symptoms alone I realized I had some kind of virus or bacteria.
When I got back to the U.S. I bought phosphatidylcholine from amazon and started taking high doses of it because I read in a random article that its good for the liver, so I figured might as well use it since I have high inflammation in my body. A week into using it, I suddenly broke out in this hive-like rash all over my body and with scratches or so-called "stretch marks" all over my chest and back. My eyes were wide shut like somebody punched both of my eyes and my face was really sensitive. I slept if off, but it occurred three nights in a row during the same time and would continue until the morning. I knew something was definitely wrong and with extensive research from sites like these, I diagnosed myself with bartonella or possibly BLO. Now this is foolish for anyone to do based on google research, so I advise you not to follow this path at all before meeting with an LLMD or a doctor.
Now for my supplement stack that got rid of most of my symptoms (including muscle twitches all over my body which was imo the most annoying symptom):
1-Houttuynia (powerful!!! I took Traveler's word for it and it definitely produced a strong herx)
2-Lithium orotate (I like the pure encapsulations brand because it has NAC, which is excellent for detoxing)
3-Red root (for lymphatic system and general digestive health)
4-Curcumin (longvida brand good for optimized absorption)
5-Biopure 10 in 1 ozonated oil (Most powerful herbal tincture I tried yet! Look into it and believe me it will eliminate any infection within 8 months if you take it consistently. Again Its really powerful so start slow because it can cause mayhem if you go fast. I'm at about
20 drops a day and the effects are quite strong even if I feel normal that day.
6-Results RNA ACS 200 Extra Strength Nasal Spray (silver which penetrates tissue easily and kill the infections quickly. Plus it enhances the effects of abx.
7- 4life transfer factor plus (for increasing natural killer cell activity)
8-Hemp CBD oil
I'm in no way advertising any of these things. They simply cured me (well almost) from this nasty bacteria, and wish to help anyone who possibly has no idea how to start treating a bartonella infection. I haven't read any of rules for posting on this site, so I hope I'm not breaking any. I'm willing to answer any questions. Cheers!
Post Edited (RedEyedArab) : 5/13/2017 9:27:20 AM (GMT-6)