I posted this under a different thread but got no response so am trying you guys. Would appreciate some guidance. My DO spent our appt last week talking to me about the dangers of ABX therapy (2000 mg augmenten/day) that my rheumy has just started me on. "This is not a benign protocol," he said. One of the primary side effects is LGS. He is concerned about me developing severe food allergies, worsened pain, much worse candida (already have thrush, etc.). I am having light sweats (just an occasional sheen across the "mask" area of my face) which he attributes to disturbances in my anotomic (sp?) nervous system (hope I said that right!) from the ABX. He is concerned that I have already started to develop gluten and lactose intolerances -- which I've never had before. He doesn't deny that ABX can help some people, but he is not convinced that in my case the benefits outweigh the dangers. I asked him if he had any other suggestions for possible cures beyond his ability to help alleviate symptoms. He said he'd probably refer me to a Chinese herbalist for treatment. Now what? Any input would be useful.