Herxing would be putting it mildly in my case. I had Morgellons symptoms and by the time you get fibers growing out of you then you have a lot of abnormal cells. So it's not just about killing the germs. At one point I had dark field microscopy done and the setup they had showed my blood on a flat screen TV. My blood looked like an aquarium spirochetes, amoebas etc. Basically from my toes to the top of my head had a lot of cancer. Doctors like to call that Cat Scratch disease but Christoph Dehio who is one of the top Bartonella researchers in the world calls it cancer, I'll go with that.
It's a process getting from point A to point B . Coughing up phlegm, you detox through your lungs, This happened to me for about 6 months on a daily basis. when you take the Black Cumin Seed oils then about a 1/2 hour to an hour after you may start coughing up toxins from the die off . The Hot bath to the point where you're sweating is kind of a catalyst for the BCSO and really helps get it every where. It also opens your pores so when you take the shower with the soap that penetrates better. I also had Keritosis meaning a genetic disorder that causes Keratin chunks to form in the skin. That would pull that out.
Don't underestimate the value of those hot baths , basically you are inducing an artificial fever as described in this next link;
So lot's and lots of toxins to deal with but I understood what was going on. There is a cancer drug called Keytruda that works on the same pathway as this protocol , a years worth costs $150k, if you go read the side effects then it's possible to experience those because this pretty much does the same thing, diarrhea for a few months.
Some people may think they just need to find the right thing and then they will just get better. In my case it was like coming back from stage 4 cancer.
Doctors like to talk about Mast cell activation like it is some kind of Bogeyman but you need mast cells to be active to some degree. My head was a mess and had a lot of itching there. To make it tolerable stay Hydrated , make sure your taking the MSM and NAC, ALA to keep your glutithione system working and use stuff like ginger tea and Bromelain etc to reduce imflammation. I smoked pot for a while which takes the edge off. Don't take synthetic antihistamines because those dehydrate a person.
So peoples experience will be different depending where their baseline is or how advanced the disease is. I had a lot of tumors and Lymph nodes were infected a lot. When your immune system attacks that stuff then there are a lot of toxins in your system.
It depends where you staring from and if you have a lot of stuff growing in your skin as I did then it may look normal until your immune system starts attacking it. You need the nutrition in the protocol so if your immune system remove some abnormal tissue then it will heal readily.
This protocol is not a magic wand or get out of jail free card, I wish it was but I don't think that is possible.
Dr. Neil Spector is working on a drug that works the same way, it is probably 3 years out min. but it isn't going to have any magic results either and probably won't even work as good as this. It's just the nature of the beast.
So it depends where your starting from , some people might have an easy time of it while some , like me, will find out they were a lot more infected than they thought. I knew I only had 2 choices , either get all that stuff out or leave it in and I understood what I was doing and it worked. It wasn't fun though.
Hopefully your starting in a better place than I did. Everything healed though and I feel great. The whole protocol is important.
It's important to understand how this works so you can understand what is going on. This protocol does not plateau , it just keeps working. I had some headaches for a while while it was doing something in my brain, no more ringing in the ears though.
If you are having headaches, stay hydrated, some self massage on the temples and back of the neck can help and you can take a couple extra Alpha Lipoic Acid capsules to pull the toxins out of your noggin.
I'm just putting out some info, people have to make their own decisions.
Also , something I should mention, your Heart responds to your blood chemistry and that will cause rapid heart rate. Your heart itself is also likely infected. This is why taking CoQ10 is important. Sometimes when my heart was going on pretty good I would take an extra one.
Coq10 is the fuel for the heart, you don't want your engine to run out of fuel. People will go get a diagnosis of tachycardia and then think they need to be treated for that, and the doctor smiles. Your heart is a pretty good engine but it needs fuel.
If there is a high concentration of toxins in your blood then drinking two or three glasses of water will lower that concetration and help eliminate some of those and bring a herx level down also.
In addition to what I described above I also experienced Chills, Sweating, Fever like getting over a flu but for a little over a year. It also might be the case where it takes the protocol a month or two to really kick in, but it will. Those symptoms are not constant though , keep them under control with what Iv'e suggested.
"Hemoglobin is the protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen. Red blood cells also remove carbon dioxide from your body, transporting it to the lungs for you to exhale. Red blood cells are made inside your bones, in the bone marrow. They typically live for about 120 days, and then they die."
Bartonella likes to infect RBC's and when your immune system eliminates infected RBC's then you could have air hunger and weakness. The Nutrition in the protocol will rebuild these as quickly as possible.
"Anemia is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body's tissues. Having anemia may make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe."
In my personal experience this happened as a result of a big die off but only lasted a day or so before I snapped back. It also caused a lot of toxins to be in my system so if I felt that was the case then I might take one of those hot baths just to pull the toxins out, that usually resulted in a pretty good nap where I would wake up feeling better.
Hello wondering guy; ALA is not a chelator, what it does is upregulate the glutithione system so you detox metals more effectively. I was worried about that too at one point and I have a mouth full of amalgam fillings. So if you have that kind of dental work it's a good idea to kepp your glutithione system working and you won't have an issue.
Chris W. Shade, PhD explains this here;
Also for dental health Co Q10 is a pretty good idea.