Cat’s claw after cornea transplant

by | Jul 29, 2010 | cat's claw, Columns, Healing Lyme, Herbs | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
A brief background: one day, I went to the ER with debilitating back pain. I received a corticosteroid shot followed by 14 days of prednisone. At the end of this treatment, I noticed pains throughout my body- feet, back, neck, etc. One week later, I was diagnosed with lyme. I was put on 100mg BID doxy for 45 days, 200mg BID doxy for 45 days, then IV Rocephin since. I’m currently on day 49 of IV Rocephin. I plan to continue until day 90. I am feeling quite a bit better, but would like to supplement the Rocephin with herbs. What is your suggestion for best herbs to consider? I read in your book that cat’s claw is contraindicated for people who have had an organ transplant. Would that include a cornea transplant? I had one done 13 months ago and the other 39 months ago. Also, I have NO fatigue, NO cognitive loss, NO depression, and NO knee pain. My pains are in my feet mostly and the very low back and sides of the neck ONLY. Also, I’ve experienced very little herx. Thanks for the wonderful book and all of the great advice!

Stephen’s response:
Organ transplant means people who are on immune suppressant pharmaceuticals as a way of life; cornea is not in that category. With the lack of symptoms you list I would go with the knotweed and glucosamine sulfate only for your treatment.

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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