Safety of Sida Acuta w/ Pharmaceuticals

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   Posted 12/7/2017 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if it's safe to add Sida Acuta to a pharmaceutical protocol?
I am currently on:

Atovaquone (Mepron)

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   Posted 12/7/2017 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had no issues taking sida with antibiox (rifampin/mino/doxy/tini). Right now I'm taking 6 herbals with mino/rifampin trying to get rid of bart.
pos for MTHTR single mutation; Positive Igenix IgG Jan 2017
March/Apr '17: doxy, Tinizadole. 5/1 samento and exchange mino for doxy. 5/28- switch mino back to doxy, added activated charcoal. 6/9 - stopped antibiox; staying with samento, red root and houttiya and supps. 7/10 added LDN; 8/24 rifampin, samento, red root and supps

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   Posted 12/7/2017 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I've taken a ton of Sida with abx and no issues.

Since you are trying to combat Babesia and considering herbs I would recommend Cryptolepis, Sida Acuta and Artemisinin. The first 2 you can take daily the Artemisinin you should pulse.

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   Posted 12/7/2017 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
same here... started with adding Cat's Claw, then Crypto, then Sida, then CSA and Jap Knotweed to my pretty potent ABX combos. Just add herbal items in slowly and one at a time to better gauge any herx or allergic reaction.

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   Posted 12/7/2017 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I've also taken sida acuta with antibiotics.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

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   Posted 12/7/2017 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I took Sida with ABX also and no issues.

But per Buhner 2nd edition on p.420 he says:
Since the herb is hypoglycemic,it may affect medications for diabetes. Just watch your blood sugar levels if diabetic.

Since the herb contains ephedrine,it probably should not be used with pharmaceuticals that possess similar effects.

Just in case anyone is taking medications for issues other than Lyme and co.

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   Posted 12/7/2017 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
there's so little ephendrine in sida i'm not even sure why buhner bothers mentioning it probably for liability reasons ;o)

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   Posted 12/8/2017 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Kat1000 -- would you share what herbs you are using for Bart? Thanks.
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