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Ups and downs

Thursday, June 2, 2011

When I look back at these blog posts, I can tell when I’m feeling well because the posts are longer and about various interesting things. On days like today, when I’m dealing with an intense headache and eye pain, the posts are about how bad I feel.

I had an up and down kind of day. My hands and feet were extremely painful this morning. After a shower and a short phone chat with a friend, I was ready to go out for the day. I drove to Manhattan and visited a different friend for lunch. Then I drove home.

The trip, especially the driving, wore me out. Plus the Lyme Herx (I think it was from the Lyme session last night) descended. It started with pain in my eyeballs. Then it turned into light sensitivity and a killer headache (which I still have) and the fatigue kicked in.

I tried a WelChol about 6 hours ago. It hasn’t helped. My head keeps getting worse. I may take another one before bed.

I managed to go for a walk around the block this evening, hoping it would clear my head. It helped in a different way. Being outside and walking around makes me feel less disabled, helps me notice that even though I’m tired and in pain, my body is no longer as crippled as it once was.

Coiling

These are maintenance sessions. Maybe maintenance is the wrong word. I’m attempting to reduce the infection with each of the maintenance treatments. I’m just not ramping up the intensity. It’s like I’m deconstructing the Great Wall of China one stone at a time.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • Babesia, liver, 5 minutes; chest, 5 minutes; ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; face, 2 minutes

Detox

Just like with coiling, maintenance is an attempt to reduce my daily toxin load or rather an attempt at slow and steady progress.

Having said that, I had another dinner of scrambled tofu with extra turmeric.

I started a new homeopathic remedy, Cordiak, to help with the heart symptoms.

And though I’m taking welchol, I do so reluctantly because I’m worried that low cholesterol is contributing to the pain in my hands and feet.

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • juiced greens
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat (level 1 heat setting)
  • castor oil pack on liver
  • welchol

Body

I had another big night sweat last night. This time it was my back and my head. Somehow, as long as I lay on my back, the wetness didn’t bother me enough to get up and change the towel and my shirt. What woke me was the trickle of sweat on my neck. I ended up having water dreams, this time in the form of disturbing dreams involving taking a shower with undesired company. I woke up after less than 7 hours asleep.

As mentioned above, my hands and feet are super painful in the morning for a few hours. My joints are somewhat achy. And my head is killing me. The headache, eye pain, light sensitivity, floaters, earache in my right ear, too much for one head to deal with. The pain is also going down my spine into my neck.

The joys of Herxing.

Then there are the degenerative problems. My hands, in addition to the morning pain throughout, have other problems. My knuckles hurt a lot again. My wrists hurt a lot. (My typing is getting worse.) And the strength is my hands is noticeably less. Although my legs have gotten stronger and can carry me further, my hands are getting weaker. It’s getting harder and harder to open jars and bottles, even when I resort to using various tricks and assistive devices. This stuff scares me.

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