hi mary...I've tried much of the same as you, also made my own herbal formulas, and still do now. I haven't taken rx yet, though I do have the drugs, but scared of the die off, still very unsure how to deal with it, it's complex when the burden is high. right now I'm taking neem, clove, myrhh, and other ayurvedic herbs, plus colon cleanse. i'm always looking for information too, how to deal with this.
mornings I take about 20 caps digestive enzymes plus bromelain powder. I haven't had them move right up my throat, but definitely in my stomach now more than before.
thanks for writing...I also have Turpentine (pure) which will try soon, starting with very small test amount. if I discover anything else will post it!