Many thanks for your response. I was beginning to think no one was out there, so I feel better just knowing that there is.
Since my presenting symptoms were acid reflux, it actually does not surprise me that it has surfaced again. I am currently off all abx and in the past, I was unable to sleep at all when I had stopped them. Now with Dr.Zhang's protocol, I am getting SOME sleep. I still have to take a lot of herbs and 1/2 a sleeping pill, but in comparison with what it has been, I will take it. Dr. Zhang said that the better I become, the better the sleep will be, so I am holding on to that. I had tried Herbsom before, when I was still on abx and it did not help me, but I will try it again when I am further along on the protocol.
I do juice in the morning and find that kale is like rocket fuel. Who knew? As far as dairy, I do not eat any cow's milk, but a bit of sheep's milk with my pills does help to settle my stomach. I also have hypothyroidism and am on meds for that. My dr, who has prescribed one of those meds, said that I need a 4 hour window of no supplements or meds in which to take them.. Are you kidding! Saying that to a Lyme patient, at least to me, is like hoping that I can fly! So I am playing around with them the best that I can and remain hopeful that Dr. Zhang's protocol will eventually bring me the relief that I yearn for. I have become extremely patient since I have had chronic Lyme and know that I will get better. I am stronger than it is and certainly more tenacious. I trust that all of us with chronic Lyme have had to become that way.