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Yes my LLND has me pulse artemisinin. When I first started taking it I herxed pretty bad but now I tolerate quite well.
I took it for a while when I had babesia. I didn't have any problems.
I am currently on Artemisinin. I've been on it since i think July/August of 2014. I take Researched Nutritionals Brand Artemisinin SOD which i think is the best. But they had ran out of stock in September/Oct and didn't get back in stock until late dec/Jan so i didn't have it for all that time.
Plus i was taking Malarone (which fights Babesia also) only 2x a day instead of 3x a day my doctor intended because i misread the directions.
Long story short when i finally took artemisin in Jan, after not taking it for months, i got a HUGE herx, including getting intense itchiness and hives and night sweats. I never had hives before so that was concerning.
But now I've been on continuously since Jan (also on Doxy 300mg) and i currently don't have any symptoms of Babesia :)
For the Researched Nutrionals Brand you take it 2x a day for 3 weeks and then you take 1 week off.
May I ask, are you also being treated for Lyme, and if so, with what meds?