Posted by bleauberry on June 18, 2012, at 5:59:54
In reply to I'd rather......, posted by linkadge on June 17, 2012, at 16:57:37
I think that is why I prefer smaller than usual doses, and why I focus in on plant medicine support. The longterm healing and support feels milder and slower than meds, well the meds don't do any healing at all anyway, and it feels authentic and real instead of artificially induced.
The difficulty for me, or all of us I guess, is the experimentation process to find out which areas make a difference (probably all) and which exact substances are best tolerated with the best results.....
Pro support of glands.
I sometimes think depression patients would be wise to study Lyme herbal therapy, not because of any Lyme issues, but because the very herbs we need to accomplish all of the above are in that arena. It is very advantageous to whittle the list of possible herbs from hundreds down to just a handful, and the focus on lyme therapy does that. The results for me are not as immediately stunning or overpowering like meds, but the slow gradual improvement is "authentic", more consistent, and long lasting because stuff iactually gets fixed or adjusted instead of bandaging the symptoms only.
Bartonella is a co-infection of lyme, but also has similar versions easily gotten from cat paws, scratches, kitty litter, biting flies, and sometimes mosquitoes and fleas. I mention this one in particular because I think it is more common than anyone has hypothesized, and its symptoms happen to be mostly psychiatric not physical. And thus one possible explanation of treatment resistance. And also a very reasonable explanation for inconsistent results with any med....as long as a hidden infection or inflammation is going unchecked, things are going to stay unstable no matter what meds are used. imo
In terms of meds, the one that gave me the results you mentioned....modest but consistent...was savella. Which said a lot, considering ECT couldn't even do that. But the dosing thing....for me it was 3mg twice a day, which is half the lowest dose. Had I done more, and I tried to, things got more inconsistent and unreliable. For me the low dose was better, the normal doses were trouble.
> I'd rather have a medication that yields modest but consistent effect than one that produces pronounced yet inconsistent effects.
> Such a medication would be more conducive to recovery IMHO.