Hi there! Welcome to the forum. So sorry you're sick and unsure of exactly what you're dealing with. If you haven't already, please check out the information under New to Lyme at the top of the page.
From what you've said, sounds like you could have Lyme or at least some type of chronic infections. There's information in that section about
testing, too. I'm sure other members will reply soon with more help about
how to get tested.
Considering you've been in lots of places in the world and have knowingly had some unusual illnesses, there may be other infections in the picture.
I will say that I am using Buhner's protocol and had pretty strong responses to just a few drops of isatis/houttynia/alchornia combo and also to sida acuta. There are others here who also have strong reactions to tiny doses of the herbs. Isatis and houttynia are strongly antiviral, so they could be acting on many things.
Just wanted to add, you have the right idea. You've already tried treating candida and moved on to Buhner's herbs. In case you get tested for Lyme and coinfections and still don't get positive results, which is very possible, don't give up. In addition to his books on Lyme and coinfections, Buhner also has an Herbal Antibiotics and Herbal Antivirals books. If you don't have those, they could be a great help to you. Also since you don't have easy access to an LLMD, what about
an herbalist? Are there any near you? If all else fails, you could continue experimenting with the herbs and continue with those you have a response to, even if you're not sure specifically which infections it's hitting. It could be that as you continue herbs that more symptoms will come out and the identity of the infections will more obvious.
One more thing. Air hunger is a common babesia symptom, although I don't believe it's confined to babesia. Bone pain is very common with bartonella. Sida acuta is effective against both babesia and bartonella.
Post Edited (WalkingbyFaith) : 12/31/2017 8:32:09 PM (GMT-7)