Siitä syystä olin pakotettu etsimään muita hoitoja ja aloin käyttää lääkeyrttejä borrelioosini hoitoon - onnekseni aloitin niiden käytön + helposti saatavien antibioottien = Doksisykliini 400 mg/vrk (suom. huom. useat amerikkalaiset hankkivat antibiootteja esim. Kanadasta tai Meksikosta silloin kun eivät saa reseptiä omalta lääkäriltään). Pyrin myös muuttamaan dieettiäni terveellisempään suuntaan."
- Lukekaa Stephen Buhnerin kirja "Healing Lyme".
- Käyttämäni lääkeyrtit: Sarsaparilla (Smilax), Cat's Claw ja Devil's Claw 10 päivän ajan ennenkuin lisäsin Andrographiksen ja Resveratrolin. Aloitin yhdellä tabletilla kerran päivässä (vatsavaivoja) ja vähitellen nostin annoksen kirjassa mainittuun neljään tablettiin. Otan tabletteja kuitenkin vain 3 x päivässä neljän sijaan aterioiden yhteydessä. Lisäksi otan 2 maitohappokapselia 3 x päivässä, maarianohdake tbl x 3, E-vitamiini 400 IU x 1, nokkosjauhetta 1 kapseli x 3, C-vitamiinia 3000 mg/vrk. Jatkan protokollaa 8 - 12 kk.
Ennenkuin aloitin hoidon, minulla oli voimakkaat aivo-oireet esim. "aivosumu", huono näkö/näköhäiriöitä, päänsärky, niskajäykkyys, astma, rinta-, vatsa-, selkä- ja kurkkukipu, niveltulehdus, kipuja polvissa, kova kipu vasemmassa hartiassa jne. Suurin osa oireista on vähentynyt tai hävinnyt kokonaan hoidon aikana. Sain hyviä tuloksia jo lyhyessä ajassa. Kaikki eivät kuitenkaan välttämättä saa yhtä hyviä tuloksia, varsinkin jos ovat aikaisemmin käyttäneet pitkään antibiootteja."
(Suom. huom. Yrttien käyttö edellyttää mielestäni asiantuntemusta, sillä yrtit voivat vaikuttaa voimakkaasti ja niillä saattaa olla sivuvaikutuksia ja esim. yhteisvaikutuksia lääketeollisuuden valmisteiden kanssa yms. Jos joku kiinnostuu yrttien käytöstä, kannattaa ehdottomasti kääntyä jonkun asiantuntijan puoleen.)
I am writing this because I have had SO MANY people on this list PM me that past few days, asking what I am doing with herbs, where to get them and other questions.
Hopefully this Post will answer many of your questions. I am writing the same things over and over to different people, individually. I enjoy writing to you all but it is time consuming to keep repeating myself, so hope this will get you down to a few questions, pertinent to something unique. You may also ask here on this post and I will keep checking back, and everyone can view the answers. Okay?
Most of you know that I have had great trouble with my local GP duck, trying to get him give me the Bowen test or another that might be close to as good, and he has refused and is hiding from me. Nor will he give me any antibiotics, as HE feels you ARE cured with 21 days of antibiotics.
So, that all led me to HAVE to go to Herbs, (which I am glad I did), for relief and have added some simple, easy to get abx.
So here is the list of what I am currently using as far as herbs, but am adding and/or subtracting herbs or abx as time goes on. Partly to confuse the Spirochetes as much as possible and partly to treat different bacteria attacks.
I MUST also say, to NOT just take MY word for all this, as I am NOT a doctor of people; only a Doctor of Motors.
I am slowly changing my food intake too, along with the herbs to at least try to lead a more healthy life.
I also strongly recommend reading Stephen Buhner's book "Healing Lyme". It has the latest and very useful information in it. It IS cheap and you can order it at Amazon.com simply by clicking on the advertisement to the left of this post and following the directions. Also, by clicking on the adv., you help out LymeNet as a portion of the profits are donated to help keep it going.
I started out taking
I was having terrible stomach pains and the feeling of nausea for about two weeks before I started my herbal regimen last November 25th, 2005, so started out much slower than Buhner recommended in his Healing Lyme book. He recommends starting with one of each of his primary protocol three times a day. I started on one tablet, once a day. Then after a week, went to one tablet, three times a day, then a week later, two pills, three times a day, then a week later, three pills, three times a day; then to 4 pills, three times a day.
Buhner recommends going to 4 pills, 4 times a day, if possible. But with my stomach problems, and the fact I ALWAYS take them WITH my meals, and I don't want to eat 4 times a day, I have settled on just three times a day, and will probably have to take them a month or so longer than IF I had done it 4 times a day. He does recommend to back of though IF we have problems handling so many pills.
I must state here, I do not take ALL pills at the 4/3 amount. On the Devil's claw, I only take them 4 of each, TWO times a day. I don't take them real late at night, as they cause more gas and I can't afford that when I am sleeping with my system. YOU might be able to do fine. Also the Devil's Claw made me nauseous the first couple of days I took them, but that subsided after a few days, and I don't get sick from them any more, and I would not want to be without them.
I only take 2 Acidophilus 3 times a day.
I take ONE, (1), Milk Thistle, 3 times a day.
I take Three Andrographis at my last time of the day.
I take 2 Cat's Claw each time now, but that is because I am taking Source Natural's 1000mg tablets instead of the 500mg tablets, now. This is still three times a day.
I take Nettle Leaf Powder, one capsule, three times a day.
And one vitamin E 400IU, once a day.
I also started taking Wholesale Nutritions C-Salts, effervescent vitamin C, today. It is, according to Buhner, THE recommended vitamin C to take. He recommends taking 3000mg a day for Lyme Disease and by capsules of Ascorbic acid your stomach probably won't last too long, especially with the abx and herbs too.
I only order my C from Wholesale Nutritions, so far, though they do have other vitamins also. I got their largest C-Salt bottle, as it is much cheaper in the long run that way.
NOT all companies have ALL the herbs I take, so I order from multiple companies.
I order from:
You can Google to find any of these.
You can order online from any of them, except it will be MUCH better to order from Wholesale Nutrition by phone on their 800 line. They said you can order by email, but Buhner says you will NEVER get your order that way, order by phone. You can get their phone and other info by Google too.
Buhner says you need to be on his protocol for 8 to 12 months. Starting out slow, building to maximum, maintaining that for 60 days or more, then slowly backing down, IF no symptoms come back. IF they do, go back up for awhile.
I had terrible brain fog and very poor vision before I started, along with the painful knees and tendons, terrible pain in left shoulder, headaches, sore and stiff neck, stomach pains, chest pains, asthma, arthritis, disintegrating teeth, eye floaters, sore throat, sore back, etc..
Most of those symptoms have either lessened considerably or disappeared completely.
The only strong herxing I have done was after I quit taking the tetracycline a week ago. But that is much better now. Tomorrow, Jan. 27, 2006, I will quit taking andrographis and cat's claw for a month, while I am treating the possibility of Babesia with Artemisinin, Red Root, plus whatever else I am already taking, along with adding 400mg of doxycycline a day.
IF you DO have Babesia, it is recommended you get rid of it first, so it is easier to get rid of the Lyme itself.
I am also quiting the Resveratrol (Knotweed), as I will be having a tooth extracted and there could be bleeding problems if taking Resveratrol just prior to surgery. It is recommended to quit it for at least 10 days before the surgery. I will resume taking it a few days after surgery.
ONE of the things about doing MORE herbs and LESS Abx, is much fewer side affects. THIS is GOOD!
I had fantastic results after only a few days of herbs. Your results MAY be different IF you have already been on heavy abx.
It is believed that the majority of people will not eliminate Lyme and its co-infections with Abx alone. SOME will. For the rest, who either have relapsed on Abx, or have seen little positive results, there is hope. At least TRY Herbs to help you get rid of those ugly little bugs.
Buhner recommends Raintree Nutrition for as many of the herbs in his protocol and expanded protocol that you can get, if possible. He feels the quality and ethical harvesting of the herbs are second to none at Raintree and worth the little extra price. But of course that is YOUR choice.
It is MUCH cheaper to get the herbs in bulk, than already in pills, for the most part. It does take time to encapsulate the herbs, but probably about 1/8th the cost. This can be a considerable savings when on the maximum protocol.
Organic whenever possible, is usually better, but also more expensive. Again, your choice.
Hope this helps answer your questions. IF not, ask them in a post below.