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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I had a fever (101 degrees) that lasted for 4 days and then for a month I was very tired, had some joint pain, and slept a lot. I was tested twice for the presence of Lyme Tick disease which was negative, but many of my symptoms are the same as Lyme symptoms. I started taking a tick bite formula which includes Japanese Knotweed, Cat's Claw, Cryptolepsis, and Houttuynia, and another that is called Serrapeptase. When I started taking them, I felt much better for about a week. Today I am tired, but it might be because I didn't sleep well last night. I wonder if you know what could be the matter with me and if this herbal protocol is a helpful one.
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Doxycycline, a better option

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

If its lyme disease proven clinically and / or diagnosed via serology/ PCR/ Culture then I would advise treatment with doxycycline instead of the japenese formula you mentioned.

Lyme disease needs to be treated if the area is endemic with typical erythema migrans rash and/ or symptoms.

The formula you mentioned has no authentic studies behind its efficacy or any benefit of intervention.

Wishing you best of health


Let me know if you have any query

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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