I read about kudzu root, yes I think I will get some. Are those other herbs for Bart? I'm hoping this is Bart rearing it's ugly head! I sure don't like the idea of having treated Lyme for a year and a half and Babesia for 9 months for nothing! I wish there was some way to know for sure!
Yes. Houttuynia (or IHA formula which also has Isatis and Alchornia from woodlandessence.com), sida acuta, and Japanese knotweed are all in Buhner's bartonella protocol. Sida acuta works on both bart and babesia. Knotweed is also the core herb for Lyme.
Knotweed is supposed to be a good anti-inflammatory, but I herxed some on it but finally got up to a decent dose after many months. Sida acuta and houttuynia (or IHA) are pretty potent so just start with a drop or two. Kudzu is not likely to cause a herx. I started that at 10 drops then went to 15 and then 20.
I recommended taking herbs for bartonella because you stopped all treatments for 2 weeks and it didn't get any better. If it's bartonella symptoms coming out, then probably the only thing that's going to curb the symptoms is to start treating bart.
Since you have been in such terrible pain and herx so badly, I thought taking a few drops of bart herbs might work better for you that jumping into antibiotic treatment for bartonella. At least see how the herbs work for you. If you take a drop or two and feel no better or worse, then increase it by another drop until you feel some effect from it for better or worse.
Just be sure to go slow and give it at least 3 days before increasing. Treatment tends to have a cumulative effect. For me, herxes tend to hit around 3 weeks after adding new herbs.