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Light Sensitivity

Thursday, April 28, 2011

One of my least favorite aspects of Lyme disease and Herxing is light sensitivity. Usually my eyeballs hurt a little as the light sensitivity starts. Then I accidentally expose myself to too much light, and BAM! a headache.

These headaches are easy to prevent and hard to get rid of.

I’ve taken to wearing sunglasses any time I leave the house, even on rainy days. A bright gray sky is as bad as a sunny one. I don’t wear sunglasses at night. But driving at night can bring on these headaches, as I discovered tonight, from the headlights of oncoming cars. Bummer.

Coiling

The Babesia Herxes are building. I had two night sweats last night. Both were shirt changing levels, but neither was a super-soaker. I need to slow down the Babesia sessions as the Lyme Herx starts. So I’m skipping today and will do every other day with the Bartonella treatments until the Lyme Herx gets past the painful part.

  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes

Detox

I rested a lot today. Granted, I was tired, so that motivated me. But I try to remember that part of detoxing is allowing my body to allocate energy towards internal functions, rather than hijacking what little energy I have for my mind’s agenda. Spending extra time on the BioMat has the side benefit of forcing me to rest.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat
  • extra rest
  • castor oil pack on liver
  • colestid (for the headache)

Body

The Lyme Herx from my coiling session Tuesday has begun.

I had two night sweats last night and woke up 4 or 5 times. Then I wanted to stay in bed until almost 10am. Then I wanted to get back into bed after breakfast. The fatigue was pulling at me.

I had a lot of pain in my legs, from the knees down, until noon. Then after it resolved with a hot shower, my hip joints started to hurt, followed by my lower back.

This evening, I stepped out of the house into a rainy twilight and got hit with a light headache. It temporarily disappeared when I was laughing really hard with my friends. As soon as I was quietly driving home, it came back: pain in my eyeballs and on the top of my head. The back of my head, extending into my neck and shoulders have started to have sharp pain as well. My hands hurt, especially my fingers. And my typing has been difficult tonight.

Let’s see what the Herx brings tomorrow.

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