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Stinky

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here’s something I never thought I’d share with anyone (except maybe my sister): Detoxing makes my sweat stink really badly.

This isn’t an everyday phenomenon. It occurs when something is really on its way out. Today stank–speaking of my armpits. Usually this happens for a day or two and then disappears until I’m working out another Herx. If memory serves me, this happens at the end of a Herx, then I start to feel more tired, then I start to feel much better.

The other things that sometimes generate unusual odors (though not terribly unpleasant) are urine and feces. No joke. My armpits also have a special odor, not quite like normal stinky sweat from excessive exercise or heat. The urine sometimes smells like turkey soup. Unusual but not unpleasant.

Enough said.

Coiling

I’m continuing to coil for Lyme in my hips. Today, I did both sides because both sides were hurting, the left more than the right. Something unexpected happened. I had a pain shoot down the outside of each leg, along the nerve bundle, while I was coiling the respective hip. I used to have extreme pain all down the outside of my legs, something I haven’t experienced in at least 6 months. Today the pain only lasted 3 minutes on each side–the duration of the coiling session. But the area remained sensitive all night.

My hands and feet hurt a lot. I couldn’t do the contortion to get my feet by the coil when I was doing Bartonella, but I did think of coiling my hands two minutes into it.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 4 minutes, simultaneously with 2 minutes on my hands
  • Lyme, hips, 3 minutes each side
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes

I’m not totally done with this last Lyme Herx, but it is rapidly fading. All day, I’ve been thinking on and off about coiling for Babesia tomorrow (maybe 15 or 30 seconds). The thoughts start when I’m skin brushing and get to two vertebrae in my back that are perpetually sore. We’ll see if killing some Babesia gets my heart back on track. (And tackles the headaches and the fatigue…)

Detox

Last night, as I was doing the castor oil pack, my liver started to hurt. I don’t know if this is good or bad. So I laid off it for a day.

I’ve also gotten better at remembering to turn on the BioMat anytime I lie down to rest (or talk on the phone or watch a movie or read). So I’m gaining some time on it.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • juiced greens
  • skin brushing
  • infrared heat (2 sessions for a total of 3 hours, medium setting)

Body

I’m having disturbing dreams again. At some point I’ll be bold enough to share the details, but not yet. They leave me feeling muddled and upset when I wake up.

As if that weren’t enough, I had bilateral rib pain, as well as pain in my hands and feet, while I was in bed trying to convince myself to get up. I was pretty achy, though not as bad as yesterday. When I got up, I discovered I was having a sweat during that last dream (shirt change required upon rising).

I’ve been taking Maca for 9 days now. It seems to help me wake up earlier and get up faster in the morning. I still feel like I need to nap later in the day (and often do) and I can’t settle down at night, but it has started to do its first trick.

Once I was up for the morning, I had a lot of upper back pain. It’s been around for most of the day. I had a sharp pain in the ribs on my left side to go with breakfast.

I’ve had a headache on and off all day, getting worse when I change position, see bright light and again at night. At night, eye pain gets added to the mix.

During the day, I got a sharp pain in my stomach that lasted less than a minute, but was intense enough to make me double over for a few seconds. Strange, but gone.

I’m continuing to have joint pain in my hands, wrists, shoulders and knees. I have nerve pain (see Coiling) down the outside of my legs. And I remain tired. Also, I keep having earaches and a sore throat and a feeling like I have something stuck in my throat.

Really, it’s a wonder I get anything done these days.

Still, the weather is nice. When I was walking outside, I enjoyed some sunshine and a pleasant breeze.

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