Dear Stephen,
On April 26, a question was answered which included if spider veins might be related to lyme disease. In “The Lyme Disease Solution” spider veins are listed as a symptom of BLO (“bartonella-like organism”) and bartonella. I too have had spider veins occurring since having lyme. I also have had lots of the symptoms listed for BLOs. I am on the protocol and am happily making progress. The Japanese knotweed is what you recommend for bartonella and so – thanks, and more thanks!

Stephen’s response:
Thanks for this, and you are welcome.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

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