Can anyone tell me how I’m supposed to take Artemisinin? I’ve herxed bad on it on too high a dose before. Can you start slow? My doc says to do three days on, four days off, gradually increasing the dose. Is this right?
Welcome to the forum Sickawhile
I followed what LLMD MR (Seattle) recommends.
I think it was similar to what your Dr proposed.
“ Artemisinin 100 mg 2 or 3 pills 2 times a day for 3 days on the medication then take 11 days off. Continue this 14-day cycle. The goal is to reach 5 pills 3 times a day on the 3 days the med- ication is taken. I use artemisinin this way because the intestines develop an enzyme that destroys this herbal medicine if it is used longer than three days. Be aware the dose on the 3 days is quite strong. Often it causes a worsening of the Babesia symptoms beginning on the second day and sometimes lasting until six days later. If a person is very medicine sensitive, I start at 1 or 2 pills 3 times a day. Artemisinin often does not work well for Babesia from tick bites on the East Coast of the U.S.”