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Restless and Lethargic

Friday, February 25, 2011

I’m still sitting out the Herx. All day I’ve been feeling like I can’t move, can’t get up, can’t get started. At the same time, I’m bored and can’t settle down. I’m not really sure where all the hours went.

This is what I dread. I hate waiting it out. I tried sending a few emails to see if I could focus. I tried reading for a little while. Nothing would stick for very long. Now, I’m considering a movie.

Coiling

I went back to coiling today.  After a talk with someone who has been through this, I realized that I only have to do Bartonella on a schedule because it reproduces quickly. One can easily lose previous gains by skipping too many days. But when I’m Herxing from Lyme, I only need to prevent the Bartonella from growing, generating (piling on) a small Herx, not a big one. Meanwhile, if I don’t coil for Lyme for a week or so, I won’t be loosing ground.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 2 min
  • Candida, abdomen, 5 min
  • Lymph Detox, chest, 2 min

Detox

One of the things to go by the wayside was the bath. I probably could have used it, but I just can’t get myself into the tub…or the shower, so no skin brushing today.

 

Here’s what I did: homeopathic support, juiced greens, kombucha, rest. There may be a Colestid in store tonight before bed.

Body

I woke up in a funk. I had two major night sweats requiring shirt changes (and the shirts to be hung to dry!). I woke up with tingling in my hands and forearms and feet, and with pain in my shoulders and neck. Yuck.

I didn’t have much of an apetite most of the day, though now that I finished dinner, I feel vaguely hungry or maybe empty is a better word. I’m so grumpy that I can’t figure out how I feel.

My spine and all my joints have been in the sharp pain that is on the verge of unbearable. That spot in the back of my head is still sore, until I touch it, when the pain becomes sharp and intense. My eyes are watching floaters and my head has an ache that increases and decreases in intensity over the course of an hour.

I have a new pain, just under the skin on the hairy side of my left forearm, very intense and sensitive to touch. Actually, the thought of submerging it in hot water was a major factor in not taking a bath.

I’m just out of sorts.

Good Stuff

I woke up to a call from my sister. That cheered me up a bunch. It even put me in the mood to finish the hat I started knitting for the baby she’s soon going to have. I knitted despite the pain in my hands, and my mind felt better. I even finished the hat. It’s too big for a newborn, but will be perfect for summer (air conditioning) and autumn evenings.

Seeing my mom twice today. She gets me out of my head.

A very tasty apple dipped in cashew butter with dinner.

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