Dear Stephen,
I am 44 years old and have been fairly religious with the protocol as well as on ceflacor for over six months. My symptoms have reduced in the joints, but I have daily burning and tingling in the meninges – don’t feel foggy, just like I have hot sauce on the brain. I am wondering how to best target the spirochetes in the meninges/brain. I also experience facial flushing and tingling periodically with spikes at the menses/full moon. Thanks for any ideas. Do you have any thoughts on grapefruit seed extract or knowledge of it if passes the blood brain barrier?
I believe there is or was an underlying inflammatory reaction happening prior to the bite and I had had a mold injury to the lungs the prior year. The brain tingling is lessening slightly on the new form of ceflacor capsules – but I am having breast swelling and had bleeding from a duct (with clear mammogram) along with increased floaters in the eyes. I don’t know if the breast swelling bears any relation to the herbs or some other inflammation and food allergies. Chocolate, gluten, dairy. Thanks and regards.

 

Stephen’s response:
I suspect that you may be early menopause which will cause some of those symptoms. Chocolate definitely will, especially if you are perimenopausal. I no longer recommend grapefruit seed extract at all. Most of the abx herbs I recommend do cross the blood brain barrier. For the meninges problems we would recommend:

 

• Please try L-arginine 500 mg capsules or caplets, use 1000-2000 mg daily in 3-4 divided doses;

• EGCG 1 capsule with food per day (400 mg or so capsules);

• phosphatidyl choline 420mg (gel caps) 3x day.

 

For targeting the spirochetes would recommend the use of andrographis, dosage as in book, and alchornea cordifolia tincture, (www.woodlandessence.com). If you are using the resveratrol, would suggest the use instead of knotweed root itself from www.greendragonbotanicals.com.  If these herbs don’t work after a few months, let me know.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have active herpes, chicken pox, or shingles DO NOT USE L-arginine.
Stephen
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