Last night and this morning turned into a big exploration of the effects of the BioMat. I slept on it for the first part of the night on the lowest setting. I did that because my upper back felt cold. The rest of my body was fine, but it felt like there was a chill inside the muscles between my shoulders. So I figured, I might as well use the BioMat. That’s why I bought it.
There is a downside to sleeping on the BioMat. It is very hard. Not firm. Hard. It’s all the densely packed crystals. So when I needed to turn onto my side, I found it very uncomfortable. Still, I slept like that for a while. Then I had the first big sweat of the night.
I changed shirts and moved to my bed. Much softer and more comfortable. Plus I cooled off even as I drew the covers over me. I slept. Then I had the second big night sweat. I got up and changed my shirt. But this time, I felt cold as I put on a dry shirt. So I moved back to the BioMat and put it back on the low setting.
I slept on my back until the sun was shining and my cat wanted to negotiate an earlier breakfast time. I bumped up the temperature to level 3 for the last hour of semi-sleep. I sweated again, but not as drastically.
My aches and pains were definitely toned down when I got up. My hands and feet were NOT excruciating this morning. What a relief. I felt better overall, not foggy brained or grumpy. Just still a bit tired from getting up during the night and not sleeping quite enough hours.
But that’s not where it ends. All morning I was sweating. All morning. Wherever I sat, when I got up, the back of my shirt was more than damp but less than dripping. My pants, too. It’s like my skin was having a good cry.
I’ve experienced what is listed on the chart of Lyme Disease symptoms as “excessive sweating,” as in the room temperature or activity level don’t explain the phenomenon, before. It’s usually near the end of a Herx. So I’m feeling hopeful that this one is about to move out.
The title of the post refers to a song by C & C Music Factory. I loved that song back in high school.
I want to go dancing again at some point. I was hoping to go dancing to celebrate my 35th birthday party at a cheesy 80’s prom/interactive theater experience. Now I’m aiming for my 37th birthday. Only this time, I’m seeing progress almost a year in advance…and I don’t use a cane anymore.
Today is a Bartonella/Babesia day. I decided to climb slightly on the Bartonella because the Lyme Herx is waning and I need to hit 5 minutes on Bartonella every other day.
- Bartonella, abdomen, 4 minutes 15 seconds
- Babesia, chest, 30 seconds
- Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes
When I did the Babesia session, the chest compression was minimal and the lump in my throat didn’t get bigger. I think I’m ready to bump it up by 15 seconds next time.
Something is going on in my intestines. I’m not sure if it’s the candida die-off or the psyllium. I’m continuing with the psyllium, though I’m scaling back to 1 teaspoon (reduced from 1.5 tsp) with an equal amount of bentonite clay. In any case, I’m very gassy and I find myself going multiple times a day, only my stools aren’t loose. There’s more than usual and it comes every few hours instead of all at once.
- homeopathic support
- juiced greens (2 glasses today)
- psyllium + bentonite clay
- skin brushing
- BioMat/infrared heat (see above)
- castor oil pack on liver
To recap: lots of night sweats (and morning, too), lots of gas and extra bowel movements. Morning pain level diminished. Herx is on it’s tail end.
In the afternoon and evening, most of the pain was in my back, upper and lower muscles and whole spine and perispinal muscles, my jaw, neck, shoulders and hands. My shoulders and neck are making a lot of noise when I move, crunching noises. I’ve had a headache for the latter part of the day with eye pain on the right side.
My skin is irritated. Very dry, especially my hands. More breakouts. My first acupuncturist said that the large intestines are the skin on the inside. When they’re unhappy, the skin on the outside shows it. It seems they are both unhappy now.
The good news is that the swelling in the lymph node in my left lower back has gone down part way. It hurts less, too. And I’m a bit less tired for part of the day. Any hour or two without lethargy is good by me.