Two Months into Treatment Question

I was diagnosed the end of June and started mino 100mg twice per day.  I did one 3 day pulse of zith the 3rd week and did okay, waited 3 weeks and then waited two weeks and just finished my third pulse.

I went to see the LLMD that I saw in at the end of June and he confirmed I also have Lyme (CD57 at 59).  So we prescribed flagyl one per week and then build like discuss in the Weldon Protocol.

He just called and said the liver enzymes are moderately elevated.  Said I need to stop mino for a week and get Liver enzymes retested.  Also said do not do the flagyl yet.

Anything I should take to assist the liver?  I have been taking liquid milk thistle once or twice a week in drops but not consistant or daily.  I did start taking monolaurin about a 10 days ago and have noticed I am sleeping deeper.  Not sure if that is a result of monolaurin or the abx working better but it was two weeks away from my second pulse and I notice the deeper sleep before the third pulse.

Any advice on the reducing the liver enzymes would be great.

Thanks, Fresh Air 




In March 2005, I, too, had greatly elevated enzymes, and had to stop everything for one month.  I was still on Avonex at the time, and am convinced that was the basic cause.  Be that as it may, since I began NAC some months after that (and also stopped Avonex), my numbers have been completely normal, without exception, in spite of the fact that I am on daily all five antibiotics.

Therefore my questions are: do you take NAC and how is your Vit D level?


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I am taking 2400 mg of NAC Now brand and have been since day one on mino.  I have not had my vit D level checked but I am taking about 4000 IU of D3 per day.  My D level was less than 30 a year ago because I was considering taking the Marshall Protocol and was not supplementing.  I have since reversed that decision because I could not take time off for the severe herxing and have been on D for about 6 months now.  I started with about 2000 and moved it to 4000 about a month ago.

The doc did say he has patients that stopped mino briefly and they started back up and have been fine just like you.  

Thanks, Fresh Air 



Diagnosed with CP, Lyme, EBV, HHV-6 on 6/28/11.  Started on NAC & Mino 2x daily.  Started zith MWF 7/30/11.  Continue to use Buhner Protocol for Lyme.  CD57 at 59.

Fresh Air......... I was taking the NOW brand of NAC. It also contains Selenium and Molybdenon.

About 3 months in, I had a Red Blood Cell mineral analysis done at Doctors Data, and my Selenium level was getting high so I switched to another brand.

I guess the regular dose of the NOW brand is OK, but because I was taking much more I should have been more aware of the extra ingredients and the possible results. 


I like the selenium but taking 4 (2400 mg of NAC) a day may be enough NAC but too much selenium.  I also noticed it has magnesium stearate.  Apparently mag stear is not good for us.  Did a quick search and pull the below from an article on it.  Do a google search to find it, spam filter has trouble with the link. 

"Magnesium Stearate or Stearic Acid is basically a toxin; a combination of hydrogenated oils that gets into your body and starts killing cells almost immediately. The worst part is that there is Stearic Acid in over 90% of the pills currently on the market. Sometimes it is because of the age of the equipment being used to produce pills; other times it is because supplement companies are trying to milk every last bit of profit out of their machines. "

Perhaps for most normal people it is not an issue but for us infected lot it may be causing problems,  So I will switch to a different NAC.  I thought I was saving a few bucks and I have used Now in the past without issue.  Any NAC recommendations are welcomed!!
I plan on continuing with the Milk Thistle and then do some Castor Oil packs this weekend. 
By the way I have noticed the monolaurin seems to have dramatically cut my sweet tooth.  It's claims are antibiotic and antivirual so we will see, but so far I am feeling better.  After 2 weeks on abx my cough went away only to return 4 weeks later.  Since I started taking the monolaurin and a third round of zith the cough has down by 80 percent.  I still cough but only  a couple of times per day instead of several times per hour!

Note that all I have related is anecdotal!!!

All the Best and thanks for your help and comments!

Fresh Air 



Diagnosed with CP, Lyme, EBV, HHV-6 on 6/28/11.  Started on NAC & Mino 2x daily.  Started zith MWF 7/30/11.  Continue to use Buhner Protocol for Lyme.  CD57 at 59.