My First Experience with Cat’s Claw and Grapefruit Seed Extract
I’ve just started a natural protocol until I get my test results and start an antibiotic treatment. I’ve never been on antibiotics for lyme and I am afraid to take any type of antibiotics without having a positive lyme tests confirmation. It’s a rough road ahead. Even if my tests come out to be negative in the first round I won’t start on antibiotics.
I’ve feeling sick since 2004, ever since then I’ve been dealing with probably more than 200 symptoms. I was basically fed up to be told that it’s all in my head, that there’s nothing wrong with me, that it’s anxiety and depression so I’ve started doing research on my own. I’ve found a support group online that has helped me a lot. The more I was reading the more I was understanding that what I am going through must be a chronic stage Lyme Disease.
Well not only because I have the majority of symptoms that match Dr. Burrascano’s guidelines, but I was also bit by a tick when I was 7 or 8, can’t really remember. I was asymptomatic until the age of 19, in fact I did have OCD, ADHD as a child but didn’t know what they were and what was causing them. As a child I didn’t suffer that much because of my OCD and ADHD. Chronic borreliosis is accompanied by mental disorders. Lyme disease can cause many mental issues if left untreated; anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are just some of them.
I’ve started a few days ago on a natural protocol (Basically it’s a detoxification protocol and an antibacterial one).
~ EPP Grapefruit Seed Extract, a powerful antibacterial, antiviral anti parasitic and antifungal supplement. EPP extract is also an antioxidant but also good for cardiovascular issues and liver, so I’d say it’s safe to use.
~ I’m also using raw garlic in salads and a lot of lemon juice for detoxification.
I was shocked, literally this stuff along with Cat’s Claw (Samento) has almost sent me to the ER room, that’s how powerful it is. I have used 20 drops of EPP yesterday and I basically had to go through sheer pain purgatory.
The reason I started on this natural treatment was to see if I would have a reaction to these natural antibiotics that I’ve mentioned above. People that are completely healthy, that don’t have an infectious disease of any kind, usually don’t have Herxheimer reactions or any other symptoms from EPP or Cat’s Claw. (well I did, and they were quite severe. Today I am laying in my bed, my body hurts from head to toe, I am weak and I feel like floating).
Nevertheless, getting well may be about the most challenging and most complicated thing you will ever do. But there’s not other way, we have to eradicate the bacteria out of our bodies otherwise it can cause more damage on the long run. It’s worth the fight so either if you are on an antibiotic treatment or a natural protocol, do stick with it and never give up hope.
The first thing you should know is that it gets worse before it gets better. It can in fact get a lot worse before it gets better. It depends on how long you’ve had the infection in your body, how much of the bacteria has built up, what borrelia strain or co-infection you have, and many other factors.
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