Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

A Question of Resistance

I’m on day 17 of Disulfiram. I took 5 doses of 62.5mg every third day. Last night, on the same schedule, I increased to my first dose of 125mg. So far, I have not felt much of anything out of the ordinary. I have the same loose bowels of the past 7 weeks. I have the same aches and pains with none flaring and none diminishing. The only thing that […]

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Starting with Disulfiram

One week ago, I took my first dose of disulfiram. My doctor wants me to start slowly to see how bad the herxes are, so it’s been 62.5mg every third day, which will continue for one more week. If I can tolerate it, we’ll increase the frequency of the doses. To be honest, I’m chomping at the bit to take more, sooner. I had to remind myself that when I […]

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Rethinking the Possibilities

Tomorrow, I’ll see a LLMD about taking disulfiram (antabuse) to see if it can finally wipe out my Lyme Disease infection. Maybe Babesia will get destroyed, too, if I can believe what I’ve read in the case study as well as message boards. So much of what I’m worried about is the “too good to be true” problem with almost every Lyme Disease treatment/cure I’ve read about or tried. For […]

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A Historic Moment in Lyme Disease

A possible cure Over the past few weeks and months, a lot has been happening in what will be someday written about the history of Lyme Disease. The most exciting thing has been the publication of an article about a possible cure. I’m trying not to hold my breath, because so many supposed cures have turned out not to work. I know, I’ve tried some of them. Until I read […]

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Calibration

Last time, I wrote about starting serrapeptase, a biofilm dissolver and cyst-buster, to my coiling regimen. It was starting to get to me back then. Taking serrapeptase is like kicking a hornets’ nest. Apparently I learned this the first time I took it several years back (yes, I go back and read my own blog posts). This time around, I realized that it’s better to stop taking it and try […]

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Location, Location, Location

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been taking serrapeptase to break up biofilms of the various chronic infections and to break open the Lyme cysts. Predictably, this has shaken things up. I’m more symptomatic, though the symptoms keep shifting. The early reaction to the serrapeptase gave me clues about where the biofilms are, specifically the places that hurt right away. This, in turn, has helped me decide where to coil. […]

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Avoidance

Something happens when you have a chronic illness. The illness itself wears you down. With a relapsing illness, like the tick-borne infections I carry, the relapses wear you down even more. I’ve been struggling with being worn out for months and months. What I’m looking for is the inner strength I’ve previously called upon to fight back until I achieve another remission. For those of you who have been following […]

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Back on Track

These past few months have been all about returning to what I know works best for my body. These past few weeks have been about discerning which infections need treatment and how to fit that into each day. I’m coiling daily. I’m off all the herbs that I used to suppress the infections while I had visitors and couldn’t coil. Little by little I’m regaining my strength even as I […]

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Familiar Territory

In June, I visited Jackson Heights, the place where I grew up and where I lived as an adult for seven years before moving to California. I know the streets and the stores. I have friends there and recognize neighbors whom I knew more casually. I know how to get around. Despite the ways in which I was in familiar territory, many things were different. The post office is in […]

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Antibiotics Survival Guide

I’m back home after two weeks of visiting the East Coast. As gray as the weather is here, it is more bearable than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 90% humidity. What made my time away both easier and harder was that I took antibiotics during the trip. I had stopped them and returned to coiling about a month earlier. During that month, the Lyme and other infections were slowly waking up. […]

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