Interstitial cystitis with lyme

by | Mar 17, 2011 | Columns, Healing Lyme, liver/kidney/bladder, Symptoms | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
Hi, I’m so glad i came across this site. i’ve read your book, “Healing Lyme” which was recommended by my doctor. I’ve had lyme for over fifteen years, and have many problems. My husband and I finally decided that no matter what it took, no matter how much it cost, we were serious about getting the help that I need. I’m extremely sensitive to things and usually have reactions to drugs and even supplements. I have really bad interstitial cystitis and daily headaches which make this really difficult. Do you have recommendations for the excruciating bladder pain I have? Also, I’ve been taking resveratrol, and I tolerated it okay, but they changed it and added 5 mg of red wine extract. I’m thinking this may not be good for my bladder…am I correct? I appreciate your time and any help you can give me.

Stephen’s response:
The red wine extract is fine. For interstitial cystitis use: 1 tsp uva ursi tincture 3x daily, 10 drops juniper berry tincture 3x daily for 7 days only, ½ tsp cornsilk tincture 3x daily, 1 and ¼ tsp black haw tincture 3x daily. You can take all these in water.

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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