Ironically, as I’ve been writing about the foods I avoid because I’m allergic to them or because they give me a neurological reaction, I accidentally ate something this evening which was contaminated with corn starch.
Contaminated might be the wrong word. It was an intentional ingredient (on the part of the chef) of which I wasn’t aware.
This gives me the perfect opportunity to give a current description of my reaction to food allergens.
- It starts with a little gas. Putrid, smelly, gas.
- I get a bit of a headache (which I didn’t have already, for once).
- My jaw joints start to feel very tense.
- My jaw bone hurts along with my bottom teeth.
- My abdomen (which had gone down a lot) swells up.
- The lump in my throat (which was finally gone) reappeared in a large version.
- I start getting spacey, with difficulty concentrating or finishing what I’m doing.
That’s what happened so far. If this is like the allergic reactions of the past, I’ll have diarrhea or loose stools all day tomorrow. My upper teeth will hurt. Things might taste funny. My stomach might be queasy. The headache will probably keep getting worse until everything is out of my system.
I met another Lyme disease combatant who said that we avoid food that causes reactions the way dogs avoid invisible fences. No one else knows it’s there, it only affects us. But we know exactly where the boundaries are to avoid pain.
I’ve read a lot about food allergies in people with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It was helpful in convincing me to get tested for food allergies. The problem is that I haven’t found any good remedies for the occasions when one accidentally consumes allergenic foods.
My remedies, if you can call them that, are to drink plenty of water–to dilute the effect, to help clean out quickly and to prevent dehydration from diarrhea. Tonight, since I’m doing a castor oil pack anyway, my remedy is to do it on my whole abdomen. I think I’ve done this before. I can’t remember if it helped.
Today is a co-infection treatment day. I’m hoping that the Herxes from this treatment are milder than the past few that have the longer coiling times.
- Bartonella, abdomen, 4 minutes 15 seconds
- Babesia, chest, 1 minute
- Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes
Since I still feel chest compression when I coil for Babesia, I find I’m taking magnesium citrate immediately after every session.
I’m still working with the BioMat. This morning, due to the distress of a furry, orange friend, I woke up before 6am. I was very hot and slightly damp, so I decided to use the BioMat while I tried, successfully, to sleep for a few more hours. I used the negative-ion only setting. It cooled me off initially. Then, while I was sleeping, I heated up again and the crystals in the mat trapped the heat and gave it back to me in a pleasant way similar to the wool pad I sleep on in my bed.
- homeopathic support
- juiced greens
- skin brushing
- BioMat/infrared heat (last night, 2 hours sleeping on level 1, morning 3 hours sleeping on ion only setting)
- castor oil pack on abdomen
Last night, I had one night sweat, shirt changing level. Then I was overheated for a while afterwards and each time I woke up to a crying kitty. (He didn’t like having the apartment cleaned or the human visitors yesterday.)
This morning, waking up on the BioMat, I didn’t feel that bad, especially considering the rain outside. Once I was up, my back hurt for a while, but it was tolerable. I had no apetite for at least an hour. When it returned, I was hungry all day.
The two most prominent symptoms were an earache in my right ear and pain in both knees when I was standing or walking. I had other aches and pains: left jaw popping, left shoulder pain with crunching noises, neck pain, pain in my fingers–especially but not exclusively the knuckles, pain in my left hip socket, extremely dry skin, floaters in my vision.
If this was a Lyme disease coiling day, I would go for it. The Herxes from the co-infection treatments seem to die down in about 48 hours, just in time to do them again.
The pimple on my cheek has become a monster. I just want it to die down already!
Then we have all the problems from the food allergies tonight added on to the existing problems of the day. My headache is a lot worse than when I started typing. I think that’s a sign that it’s time to call it quits.