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Fear of Cysts

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I know of a few other people using coil machines in an attempt to get rid of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Some I know directly, and some I hear about through the grapevine.

From what I can tell, those folks who have used little or no antibiotics were able to get rid of Lyme, or at least to heal to the point where they get their lives back, in a straightforward way. It hasn’t been linear, or easy, or fast. But it was predictable and progressive.

I’ve been on a lot of antibiotics. More than 2.5 years worth. The last round included several different types of antibiotics, including Rocephin, Zithromax and Tindamax. Tindamax is supposed to help force the dormant form (cysts) of the Lyme bacteria (borrelia) into its active form to be killed off by the other antibiotics. The other two drugs are known to cause borrelia to shift into the cyst form.

I have no idea what the population of either the active form or the cyst form is in my body at this point. I do know that the Rocephin penetrated my central nervous system, possible causing the bacteria in there to go into cyst form. Tindamax doesn’t penetrate the nervous system to slow that process.

Here is what’s scary. It will take several months from the time I stopped antibiotics for the cysts to return to the active form that can be killed by the coil machine. Then it will take until the next active bacterial cycle, when the cysts become active again, for me to get a sense of how intense the infection still is. There are two active cycles a year, one starts at the end of February, the other at the end of August. I was still taking antibiotics in February for complications from the kidney stone. So I don’t know what I will face come September. It’s scary to think that the Herxing will get worse again after whatever I go through this spring. It’s also scary to think that the infection will be active and causing all sorts of symptoms at the same time.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to summer. It’s been my best season since I got these infections, going all the way back to 2001. I suspect it will be a reprieve from intense symptoms even as I continue to slog away at the infections to reduce my bacterial, protazoan and fungal load as much as possible.

Coiling

Tonight I treat co-infections. No change from the previous treatments.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 4 minutes 15 seconds
  • Babesia, chest, 1 minute
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes

Detox

I’m slacking off a little. Or rather I’m overwhelmed by things in my life that are beyond my control and to which I must respond. So I find the detox protocol slipping and sliding a little bit.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat/infrared heat (2 hours sleeping on level 2, prior to sleep 1 hour on level 3)
  • castor oil pack on liver

Body

No night sweat last night. Unfortunately, my sleep was interrupted several times by an unhappy cat. The lack of sleep played out all day in a generalized achy, sensitive feeling and difficulty concentrating.

Waking this morning, I was back to the familiar hand and foot pain to go with the recently consistent pain all over my back.

I had a lot of floaters in my vision and light sensitivity today. I had headaches on and off and quite a bit of fatigue, especially in the afternoon and evening.

I remember trying to make a mental note about some other symptoms today, but my mind is too tired right now to remember.

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