Thank you so much for all your input. I do suspect mast cell issues as a test (by a different doctor) revealed my histamines were elevated. Is one Claritin per day enough. My nose has been running constantly and I have food sensitivities.
I have had to switch docs out of necessity. I reside in MI and there aren’t many choices. My appt is at Dr. Js Clinic with one of his PAs. I will definitely mention my sensitivity to antibiotics.
How much detoxing should I be doing? Activated charcoal twice daily? Lemon water all day? Epsom salt foot bath once daily?
Many Thanks for your help. I have been housebound for a very long time only venturing out for treatments. I also have Hashimoto’s which I suspect is playing a role.
Re: detoxing - several methods on a daily basis.
I only do the binder (activated charcoal for example) once a day. Twice is better...if you can find another window that is a few hours away from anything else you want to be absorbed...ie supplements, medications....food.
If you can drink the lemon water off and on all day - that is great. But, make sure you are rinsing with clear water after...and don't brush your teeth immediately after...as the acidity can cause damage to the surface of the teeth.
I do epsom salts baths every other day plus more often when I'm feeling crappy.
I also do light exercise every other day.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi