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Psyllium husks

Friday, March 25, 2011

I was reading up on psyllium husks yesterday. I’ve used them for intense Herxes associated with antibiotics when the Herxes gave me diarrhea. I would take it at night. The next day, it would be better in the morning. Then the diarrhea would occur again at night. So I would take it again. Usually after 3 days, no more diarrhea. If the diarrhea took more than a day to come back, I would wait until it did before I took psyllium husks again.

For loose stools, I would use 1 tablespoon of psyllium husks + 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay in 1/4 cup apple juice + 3/4 cup water. I would follow it with a second glass of water. If I took it too often I would get constipated.

Yesterday, I was reading about the different uses of psyllium husks. They can be used to regulate bowel movements in either direction (diarrhea or constipation). The key is that at a minimum, one must drink at least 1 glass of fluid per teaspoon of psyllium husks. Otherwise it soaks up too much of whatever liquid it can find inside the person.

The reason I’m considering it is that both psyllium husks and bentonite clay can soak up toxins and are helpful for clearing out Herxes. I’m trying them again tonight, even though I don’t have diarrhea.

The colestid I took (2 pills) last night didn’t do much to make me feel any better this morning than yesterday morning. The severe pain, the foggy head and the lethargy were in full swing this morning. I didn’t manage a bath, but did 90 minutes on the BioMat then felt ready to get on with the day.

So I’m looking for something more effective to clean up what’s pouring out at night. I’m partial to food remedies rather than pharmaceutical ones. Tonight, I’m only putting in 1.5 tsp of psyllium husks with 1 tsp bentonite clay in the same fluid mixture followed by 1 glass of water. I’ll let you know if it works for me.

Coiling

To day is a double-B day. Despite all the trauma of the Lyme Herx, I’m noticeably stronger (even my voice) and have better stamina after only 2 Babesia treatments. I’m liking my new plan to treat everything concurrently.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 4 minutes
  • Babesia, chest, 30 seconds
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes

Once again with the Babesia treatment, I got the chest compression and a return of the phantom object in my throat. They happened right away. The chest compression was milder than after the previous two treatments. About 30 minutes after I took magnesium citrate to help my heart, the compression was barely noticeable.

Now I’m looking for something to get rid of my phantom object.

Detox

The new trial is psyllium husks. The old trial is trying to do everything I need to each day. Today I couldn’t make the juiced greens and Mom is out of town. Tomorrow I’m hoping to use my juicer for the first time.

To make up for not juicing, I had a double dose (2 glasses) of kombucha.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • cabbage
  • psyllium husks + bentonite clay
  • skin brushing
  • infrared head/BioMat (90 minutes on level 4)

Body

Last night I had a big night sweat. It was not only a shirt changer, but my hair was quite wet, too. In the middle of the night, I want to chop off the hair on the back of my head so I can dry quickly with a towel. In the morning, I reconsider. I like it better longer. Plus, it’s been extremely curly lately, more so than usual. Maybe it’s all that detoxing?

This morning, I once again felt terrible. The pain in my hands and feet was so intense that I neither wanted to move my hands to take off my blanket or stand up on my feet. I just lay there wincing. Mornings are so hard when I’m Herxing.

I was foggy all morning, especially when I tried standing or making breakfast. All I could think about was sitting or lying down as I moved through the morning necessities in slow motion. The time on the BioMat and on the phone with a few friends (in sequence, not simultaneously) helped clear the pain and the fogginess to a manageable level so I could start my day by 11:30.

My spine is still bothering me. This time it’s the the vertebrae at the top: C7, T1 and T2. Those are so sore and painful, even just lying with my head on a pillow makes them hurt more. Add to that a cracking sound emanating from my neck when I turn my head and a mild headache in the back. My left shoulder and left jaw are also making popping noises as they jolt back into place.

The left lymph node at the base of my back, behind my pelvic girdle is swelled up and tender. I noticed it when I was sitting in a chair with a soft back that I leaned into. It hurt. At first I thought it was my sacrum (which hurts on its right side) but then I touched the area. Definitely the lymph node. Definitely bigger than the corresponding one on the right side.

My rib cage has been bothering me all night. Pain in several of the bones, front and  back.

I’ve felt the phantom object in my throat for several 30-60 minute periods all day. Since I coiled, it’s been there non-stop.

My fingers were also pretty bad today. I was careful to use them without putting pressure on them in the direction against the bend of the joint. When I accidentally did the wrong thing, it brought tears to my eyes.

I am not loving this Herx.

There’s more going on. I have a new pimple–on my face this time! How irritating. Still, I think it’s the candida endotoxins working their way out. How happy will I be when this is over?

I’ve been meaning to record the flaky, dry skin on my legs. I notice it most when I’m skin brushing or when I take off a knee-high pair of socks. I’ve had dry skin since at least 3 years ago when I started wearing knee highs. Maybe I did before that, I can’t remember.

The amazing thing is that despite all the discomfort, enough to keep me distracted, I’m stronger.  I mentioned above that it is audible in my voice. And I can feel it in my steps. I’m more sure footed and can pick up the pace for a block or two before I slow down. My neighbors are starting to mention it to me. It’s a good reminder that I’m progressing even when I feel bad.

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