I'm sort of banging my head off the desk lately because i still can't figure out if i have lyme or just bartonella. I've been trying to treat lyme herbally just to be safe but I'm reacting poorly to most of them. However, I'm 4 months in to bartonella and mycoplasma treatment and haven't seen even the slightest change so i figure there must be something else. Here's where I'm at with lyme:
7 negative WB tests
3 tests positive for band 41 igg only, one for band 41 and 39
C6 peptide tests negative
Been tested at quest, labcorp, stoneybrook and MDL.
I react fine to bart and myco treatment but no improvement yet
Added cat's claw and got worse almost immediatly: back into psychosis, achiness in joints, intense nightmares, increased fatigue. These were not herxes, i know what a herx for me feels like. Plus, increased detoxing didn't help
Added red sage and had the same reaction to cat's claw but with increased cognitive problems and i started having more severe personality changes
Added eleuthero- no reaction
My herbalist put me on a high dose of teasel and i also had no reaction which he was surprised at. He's now scratching his head, too.
I'm not sure what this means. I'm trying to get in to see Dr M but haven't heard back on if I've been chosen or not so for now I'm on my own.
Herbs I'm on that would hit lyme are knotweed, cordyceps, chinese skullcap, eleuthero and andrographis. I'm not sure if that's enough but it's been 4 months at high dose everything and no response so far.
Does a negative or no reaction to so many lyme specific herbs indicate i may in fact not have it? Even if i do I'm not sure what else i can try right now. I'm just utterly exhausted after so many years of severe disease and am at a bit of a loss.......
Thanks guys, welcome any suggestions
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