I bit the bullet and ordered Manuka Honey with Bee Venom after some research and feeling comfortable with who I was ordering it from. At $38 for a jar, I knew this was a chance I was taking. I will say, however, that when the pain is great enough you start thinking crazy things and start BUYING stuff. Well, at least I do.
It came in the mail last week. I had read some credible articles about its use in Europe – one such article was from BBC News.
So here I am. The instructions suggest taking 1-2 tsp./day, stating you should start with 1/4 tsp. and increase. I did this. The website touts it as a remedy for arthritis (at the very least, I could certainly use that – especially since mine is becoming so widespread and far more severe), adding it may take “a month or two for results” (I’m hoping this is not a piece of cheese to string me along and get me to buy TWO jars of it before throwing in the towel). So after my 1-week stint on this “protocol,” I don’t feel any results. I feel strangely invigorated for a short while after ingesting it, so I know something in there is effecting me. I guess it remains to be seen if it works. My other concern is that I will take it and some mysterious remission will coincide with my having taken it for a month or two and that I’d falsely attribute my well-being to the honey. How will I know?
I don’t know. I must try it, though. Naproxen isn’t touching it. Icy Hot works just a smidge’. Ibuprofen isn’t doing a thing. I just have to keep plugging away. If nothing else, I feel proactive.
So some sites state that bee venom can “cure” Lyme. Others statue Manuka Honey’s antibacterial properties will do the trick. So I’ve ordered some of both. The taste is peculiar – really thick and strong. I must say it isn’t a real pleasure to eat. I’ll keep you posted on progress – some Herx might be feedback enough. So far there isn’t any that I’m aware of, but the arthritis was pretty bad when I ordered it so that’s no measure.