The cholestyramine - is it the regular kind where a full dose is a 9 gram scoop or the custom compounded pure version where a full dose is 4 grams?
I took the regular kind and started at 1/4 dose, so around 2.25 g. I can’t remember how many doses per day I started with, but I ramped up way too fast. I only took it 11 days and was up to about
2/3 a full dose 4 times a day. I thought I was going to die.
The herbs - are those the number of drops you’re taking of each? That’s what you started at? If so, that’s pretty high. Many start with about
5 drops, depending on what it is. I see you have astragalus. Do you have early stage lyme or have you been sick a long time? Buhner says astragalus can make chronic Lyme worse as it raises immune function of the type that is often already over-active in those with chronic Lyme.
If you started cholestyramine and the Buhner protocol at the same time, they both can cause a herx. I would stop and start over with one or the other. Are you taking cholestyramine to detox mold? If so, have you thoroughly removed yourself from exposure to moldy environments, including contaminated possessions? If not or you’re not sure, then you should know that taking CSM while still exposed can cause severe exacerbation of symptoms and is not advisable.
If you are no longer exposed, then you may want to just detox with cholestyramine and slowly work your way up to full dose 3-4 times a day. Take it for a month once you get to full dose. I have heard practitioners advise to deal with mold before attempting to treat Lyme/co. Also, Shoemaker says to take the cholestyramine 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime. Eat fat in your meals, as it helps with the bile. You want to time it so it’s there to catch the toxins as they are released in the bile.
Post Edited (WalkingbyFaith) : 4/29/2019 8:19:39 PM (GMT-6)