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02/03/2012 11:48 AM

Help with Artemisinin Please

lymeinmich
 
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I want to start my Artemisinin this weekend.

I am currently on 400mg of Doxy daily.

Been treating for over 1yr with LLMD.

Been on different conventional abx.

No support from my LLMD with naturals.

I need help with dosing and duration. I have read too many different things re: Art dosing and everytime I try to add naturals on my own w/o Dr support, I get so confused.

Mine are 100mg capsules.

I would like to hear what your Dr's prescribed.

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02/03/2012 12:08 PM
sebnova81
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Your dr. doesn't answer q's about the arteminisin? Various dr's pulse it different ways and use different brands etc... Mine has me on Dr. Zhang arteminisin annua (I think...) and I take 350mg capsules 3x/day for 10 days each month, but that is just what my LLMD is having me do, I know others do it differently...

02/03/2012 12:15 PM
lymeinmich
 
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So each capsule is 350mg for a total of 1050mg a day?

10 consectutive days a month, then 20 days off?

No my LLMD does not support naturals. I have not really found a ND here in MI with Lyme experience.


02/03/2012 12:20 PM
sebnova81
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yeah that is what he has me doing. I just started last week. I have read other people do smaller amounts for different days of pulsing like 3 days on, 4 days off, etc... I am not sure if there is a 'right' way to do it?

02/03/2012 12:24 PM
lymeinmich
 
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I have read so many different ways with this one.

It is so confusing when trying to add naturals w/o Dr. support.

He is OK with his patients taking naturals, he just wants to be informed with what we are taking. He gives no advice though.


02/03/2012 12:26 PM
sebnova81
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I was surprised when my dr. wanted me on artiminisin because everything else so far has been prescription abx, but I'm all for herbals.

02/04/2012 12:56 AM
JJ351
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Hi Lymeinmich,

After 10 months of treatment on 2 dif regimens my llnp recommended I add artiminisin:

First 2 months of treamtnet: Doxy, Zithro (azithromycin) with various naturals and supplements (herxed like crazy and had a very rough time!!)

Months 3-10: Mino/Biaxxin and various supplements, naturals, and IV b-complex/mag

Month 11 onwards: in months 11 now and have been told to add artiminisin 3 weeks on/1 week ogg. Brand is Researched Nutritionals.

Hope htis helps

Hugs,

JJ


02/04/2012 12:58 AM
JJ351
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One more thing - was told by llnp to take artiminisin away from iron and calcium so I time it a good 3 hours apart from my supplements...

Have found this a bit challenging but learning how to re-adjust my meds/supps/meals schedule to accomodate...


02/04/2012 02:23 AM
shorelinelyme
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lymeinmich,

There are so many different ways this is prescribed...I only took it for a short period of time- but the directions from my LLNP were: 4 capsules (100 mg) twice daily for 4 days and then 10 days off...

I think he liked to hit it harder for short periods of time...but I do recommend doing what you can do- I did herx from this.

Hugs,

Jackie


02/04/2012 07:11 AM
Tundra
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I'm taking the Allergy Research artemisinin- 2 200mg tabs 3 times a day, 5 days on, 2 days off. Definitely feel the herxing, but is getting much more mild as I go along.

Cheers- Pete

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