I did have insomnia entire nights in the very beginning for 3 nights straight. I didn't even feel sleepy during the day.
LJohn23 and isitLyme,
Sounds like you both may have started out with too high doses of the herbs or increased too fast.
No need to stop treatment for fear you're doing the wrong treatment. Sounds like you have bart and the bart treatment is causing an increase in bart symptoms (herx). That is very common. If the herxing is too much, reduce your doses significantly until you're not herxing excessively. Once you're good at that dose, then SLOWLY increase.
Buhner's doses are high, and there are many who can only tolerate tiny doses (as in drops instead of teaspoons). You may or may not be one of those tiny dose people. You will know soon enough. If you are, do not despair. Simply take whatever dose you can tolerate.
I think you may be misinterpreting some things. The only herb I'm aware of that is reputed to be too stimulating for some is eleuthero, and it is not in the bartonella protocol.
I'm making some assumptions here, so correct me if I'm wrong. I'm thinking your senses or nervous system feels overly stimulated like ADD/OCD, anxiety, feeling wired but tired, have to move and have trouble being still, racing thoughts or even racing heart.
IMO, those are symptoms of bartonella itself. If herbs are causing those kinds of symptoms or are making those symptoms worse, it's because the herbs are working and are hitting bartonella.
Hope this helps.
Post Edited (WalkingbyFaith) : 5/29/2018 3:50:05 PM (GMT-6)