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Waning energy

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In my quest for a normal life this week, I ran into a Lyme related snag today. I ran out of energy.

I know this happens every 4-6 days. And, honestly, I was impressed with myself for keeping up as much as I did for a few days. Now I’m trying to figure out what I can do to make sure this is only a one-day lull and not one of the infections creeping up again.

I’m torn as to whether to increase the Babesia treatments, usually a sure-fire way to reduce fatigue within a day, or to do a Lyme disease coiling session.

I know I need to do Lyme soon. It’s been more than two weeks since the last one, and I feel the sharp pains returning to my leg joints, especially my knees, along with more low back pain in the mornings. Over the last few days, I’ve had the Lyme detox smell in my urine, and that’s finally gone away today. So I can tell it’s Lyme time. I’m trying to decide if I should wait until my brother-in-law returns in case I have a bad day or two following the treatment. As I write, I’m convincing myself to hold off on the Lyme for at least another few days.

This means I should consider increasing the Babesia treatment. Babesia is tricky. From what I understand, as the infection load goes down, the remaining protozoa reproduce more rapidly. So I may have hit the point where I need to tackle the infection in more locations. My instinct is to start coiling my shoulder blades again. Last time, I did one minute on each side. That was way too much. I had all sorts of problems with my hands and headaches that were off the charts. (Of course, I coiled my head for Bartonella at some point in there and I don’t know what caused which symptoms.) I can’t afford that type of result for the next few weeks. The plan for tonight is to do 15 seconds on each shoulder blade. That should be enough to start reducing the bone marrow infection without causing a major die-off reaction. With any luck, my energy will start improving again tomorrow.

I want more energy. It was nice to sing upbeat songs to my nephew while dancing around with him for the last few days. Today was more of a ballad day, less walking him around, less energy in our interactions. I think it’s fine for me to be low-key with him, but it should be in response to his needs, not my limitations. Fortunately, he was in a napping mood and didn’t need a rock-n-roll auntie today.

Coiling

  • Babesia, chest, 5 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes; ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; shoulders, 15 seconds each
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; face, 2 minutes

Detox

I drank the last of the kombucha yesterday. From now on, I’ll have to be more conscientious about making juiced greens to make up for the lack of kombucha. Probably some cultured foods would be good for me at this point, but 3LAC probiotics will have to fill in the gap for now.

  • homeopathic support
  • juiced greens
  • artichokes (1 jumbo, fresh, grilled by Helen the master griller yesterday)
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat
  • nap

Body

Did I mention I’m tired?

No night sweat last night. Only woke up once for a bathroom break at 3 am.

Lots of fatigue today. I needed to rest from 9 to 10 am (I got up at 8). Then I needed an hour nap (could have used a two hour nap) at 4pm. In between I was in slow motion, needing to sit with my legs up for significant portions of the day.

I’m having some pain creep up. My knees hurt. My feet hurt. In the morning, my lower back hurt a lot. (That went away with a shower.) Tonight my head hurts. I had light sensitivity, but not as badly as yesterday. My ear canals hurt sharply but not too intensely.

My digestive tract is a little out of whack. Lots of gas (with a variety of smells). Multiple bowel movements, each one a different texture and color from the others.

I still have urinary hesitation. I’m afraid I’m not drinking enough because I’ve had cloudy urine on and off today.

And I’m tired…

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