Posted 6/25/2019 10:13 AM (GMT -6)
Killing intestinal bugs will make you feel awful, all over. I would guess that is where your biggest herx will come from on that regimen, as well as the crud parasites release - heavy metals and active infection, not just die-off. It tends to be unpleasant.
The breathlessness sounds like babesia - either herx or active infection (from any parasites you maybe have that themselves have babesia dying and releasing the babesia into your system). Do you have a pulse oximeter so you can make sure you are getting adequate oxygen?
When does the racing heart occur? I'm wondering if you're just worn out from all this strain on your body, or if you have POTS, or what else it could be. Some herbs could cause that, particularly those that act on your adrenal system, like ashwagandha.
Most herbs need to be taken for a while, so if you ran out of Japanese knotweed, then you should buy more. It's actually a good idea to build up the number of herbs you are taking gradually, as well as increasing the dosages gradually. Slow and steady. That way, if one causes issues, then you know which one it is and can figure out if it's an allergy, a herx, or a side effect. Good herbalists prescribe herbs that work well synergistically, but it's fine to start them one by one. Starting gradually also allows you to minimize herxing better, to avoid the strain that puts on your system.
For what it's worth, I agree strongly with the approach of correcting underlying dysfunction and allowing the body to address infections, as much as possible. I assume if you doctor has you on a heavy-duty parasite-killing blend like that one, then he also has you detoxing proactively, basically like it's your full-time job?
Lyme, bartonella, babesia, mycoplasma, EBV
Mold, MCAS, POTS, CFS/ME, HPA axis
Herbs, AmpCoil, DNRS, diet, nutrients, EOs