Sorry for delay in reply and thanks for the comments.
1. Girlie.... After two setbacks with increasing to 4 weeks OFF we feel we need a major change. At 2 ON and 2 OFF I'm at 90 to 95% most of the time, and do OK at 2 ON and 3 OFF with some herx on days 3 and 4 after starting the ON cycle. But if this protocol is only for maintenance I'm not going to get to full remittance and not sure if I can do this for the rest of my life.
2. sieraDon... The new protocol will be full time. No pulsing. The last protocol hit mostly Lyme, and Bart only a little. New plan is to hit it Bart hard to get a reaction one way or the other, or we will change plan in three months. My theory is the 4 weeks OFF abx lets Lyme persistors come back to play, but LLMD thinks my returning sx sound more like Bart. I've hit Bart hard before with Levaquin and had to stop after 19 days due to flox; and then tried Cipro long term with good results.
3. Healing 98... 8 years IS a long time. I haven't run across many who have lasted this long. I commute and work 12 hours a day... leave at 6am and get back home 6pm. I start the morning with my liquid herbal cocktail at 5:15 am and take my pills at work at 6:45am. Mid-day I take my Magnesium and a round of probiotics, so it is hard to squeeze in another dose of liquid herbals. When I get home at 6pm I do both liquid herbal cocktail and pills before dinner. Then another round of magnesium and probiotics around 9 before bedtime. It was even more of a challenge when I was on IV for 16 month.
4. Healing 98 and Girlie... To compensate for the two rounds of tinctures a day I have double my dosage. For Hout I take 3 dropper fulls per dose, and JK Plus I take 2 dropper fulls twice a day. I guess a full dropper is about
30 drops or between 1/4 and 1/2 a teaspoon. I don't really know if the herbals really do much for me, but continue anyway. I also use to take CSA blend but have stopped for past two years... the costs of good quality herbals does add up pretty fast. Taking the blends help, but not sure about
percentages of each item and if it effects dosing.
... such a complicated game we play. I'll post updates.
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