Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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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More to Life than Lyme

During the year and a half that I was on antibiotics, I struggled to continue the projects I’d been doing. Backing up to the time after I stopped coiling, I began to slowly relapse and struggle with the projects I was doing. I was working on a novel and taking online writing classes. I was blogging. I was going for long walks and thinking about trying to increase the amount […]

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Tethered

Over the past few months, I’ve been itchy to stop taking antibiotics. The itch was both literal and figurative. One can take antibiotics for only so long before the gut microbiome gets out of whack and itching in the diaper zone begins. (That is for another post.) Figuratively, the itch to stop had to do with all the other things that antibiotics don’t do so well. All the time I […]

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Returning to the Coil Machine

From November 2016 to April 2018, I was on antibiotics. I learned a lot from the experience. Among other things, I found that the Babesia infection never went into remission. With active Babesia, I find it very difficult to use the computer. Please pardon my absence for the past 15 months. If you wrote to me or tried to post a comment, rest assured that I will get to you […]

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Fragile

I’m in a mood today. I’m trying to close a real estate deal. I can’t tell if my agent is fighting as hard for me as I expect him to, and I’m trying not to get angry at myself for not realizing a mistake yesterday that has impacted the deal. Real estate transactions, just like so many other things in life are fragile. My personal plans for the future have […]

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