Agree with Girlie. Buhner has said that some people are very sensitive and never get above a few (like 5) drops and still recover. Twenty drops twice a day is a lot and you are herxing. You may want to try taking 10-12 drops 3x day and see if that works better.
I started IHA Formula in Sep, sida in Oct, and bidens in Nov or Dec. I'm at 4 drops sida, 5 drops Bidens, and 6 drops IHA and feel like I'm herxing 90% of the time. I'm beyond ready to get over the herxing. The constant inflammation is killing me.
WBF, I feel that some of these herbals are causing inflammation for me. For me, I felt it was making me worse - not better. I struggle with it personally. I'm back on them again - as slow as ever - after a break. On my break, many things improved again (including my arm pain, as well as my foot pain!). I'm thinking of switching to Byron White formulas after these current bottles are done to see if I have better reaction to those. I've been thinking about
doing this for a long time now (I keep talking about
it doing it - just need to do it now! LOL). Keep us posted on how you are doing!!If you try Byron White formulas, please do let us know how it goes. I'm way too scared for that. As bad as I feel on tiny doses of Buhner's herbs, I've always assumed Byron White would send me to another universe!!
My initial plan was to do the Buhner protocols until a couple months after symptoms were gone (about
a year to 18 months) and then take a challenge test with the Byron White formulas just to make sure the infections were really gone.
How optimistic and naive I was. After 10 months of treatment, I feel like my body is sicker and weaker and have a hard time imagining ever not having any symptoms left.