I started the buhner protocol at the very beginning of November. Over the holidays I was extremely stressed. More then ever. I work for a home heating oil company and because of the extreme cold weather we had I was busier then ever and working almost double of my usual hours plus holiday shopping, entertaining, events etc. right after New Years I started to feel worse then ever. I think its a combination of my Lyme symptoms and candida from all the stress.
I stopped taking the core protocol thinking at first that maybe the herbs was the cause. But it was probably the extreme stress that jusy totally put me over the edge. I feel like I am at deaths door.
I was thinking maybe to start up the protocol again but because I suspect that candida kicked in as well and the tinctures have some alcohol in them is it not a good idea? I was never overly sensitive to alcohol before but I also felt that my candida issue was not that bad. Probably always slightly there though.
Any opinions on starting up the protocol again?
Also I was thinking to go to the Dr j clinic in D.C. But am afraid because their treatment is all abx. If I have a candida issue as well as Lyme I can't see how abx is the right plan of action.
You won't be the first patient to go to Dr. J's clinic with Candida issues with lyme.
He does have his patients on Diflucan intermittently.
(just an fyi - if you do decide to go there - Candida isn't anything new to Dr. J and his staff)
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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