Tonyaraven - I was thinking of you last night as I was reading about
the Hansa centre (after reading Huddie's post - it was very inspiring!)
The first part of this article is horror stories so just breeze right on by to the second half.
"In truth, a severe Herxheimer reaction is a sign of poor elimination pathway drainage, poor organ support, and poor treatment by your doctor!"
Although I think he's taking a jab at Buhner at the beginning I do really believe in Buhner's approach of first supporting the organs and systems, then seeking to alleviate symptoms and only then going after the bacteria. In his book Buhner outlines his bartonella protocol as reducing cytokines, protecting endothelial and blood cells, supporting the liver, spleen and lymph and immune system and goes on to say in bold 'Please understand that if you do these things, the organisms cannot continue to survive in the body'. I take a lot of strength and hope from these words. This isn't to say that Buhner's approach is the best, but just that I am trusting deeply that a gentle approach is possible and his work is currently where I'm finding that inspiration.
Make sure to stick with your instincts about
what is right for you! You will find the treatment that resonates and you will come out the other end stronger and more knowledgable. I think that one of the things that I find most inspiring about
this community and my lyme friends irl is that everyone is going at things from a completely different angle and everyone is making progress even if it doesn't always feel like it. (I know I often only pop by here on my bad days and that's not the best habit - I love that lots of people make an especial effort to post on their good days and we need more of that
I am sorry to hear the headaches are constant. I get migraines (pre-lyme) but thankfully only occasionally. Wishing you a day of rest today.
Bulls eye rash August 2013
Started treating with Buhner herbs July 2017
Treating Borellia, Babesia and Bartonella as of November 2017