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Doped up on Dopamine

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Last night I slept like a baby. Or actually, I’ve learned that babies wake up a lot during the night. So actually, I slept better than a baby.

I slept like I was drugged. I slept deeply through the night. I slept all the way to 6am and I woke up groggy  with a full bladder (probably could have slept longer otherwise). Then I was ready to keep sleeping until 8am. I was wiped out.

I’m guessing that the Shen Men points are sufficiently stimulated for something to be happening.

I was fatigued and sleepy for quite a bit of time this afternoon. Fortunately, my nephew was happy to lie on a play mat and wiggle and chat while I lay next to him singing for quite a while. He took his long nap while I was out food shopping with him. I regretted that I used up the nap time when it was my turn to be sleepy.

When my sister got home, I passed out on the BioMat for an hour and a half. Then I was able to function again for the evening, but by then the baby was ready to go to sleep himself.

This is the kind of day that makes me think I’m not healthy enough to be a Mommy to an infant. I can’t imagine how awful it would be to have a relapse after giving birth to a child. I’d have to get to the point where I’m sure I’m not sick anymore to even consider it.

Anyway, besides the sleepiness, I feel a more Zen about everything. It’s strange because I wasn’t anxious to begin with.

These points haven’t yet done anything for my female problems. I’m still having breast pain. And it hasn’t done anything for my digestive tract, my abdomen is still somewhat swollen.

We’ll see what the next few weeks hold. I don’ know if I want to be this sleepy for too long.

Coiling

The other possible culprit for the extra daytime fatigue is the Lyme infection. I’m definitely coiling for Lyme tomorrow.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • 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 had time to make the juiced greens this morning, but I was out of cucumber. I’ll try again tomorrow.

I ordered Renavive today to help my kidneys. I’m having a lot of kidney symptoms and I’m starting to worry that the kidney stone I didn’t have removed is getting bigger or might be on the move. I worry about getting another one. So I ordered something similar to Uriflow, which I tried before, but way too late for it to make a difference with the last kidney stone. I’m hoping I can avert disaster, and to do something to support my kidneys until I can get back to my acupuncturist in mid-July.

  • homeopathic support
  • lemon water
  • skin brushing
  • BioMat (only 10-20 minutes)
  • nap

Body

Lots of extra sleep. Lots of somnolence and fatigue all day.

My joints only mildly ached today. My fingers felt a lot better. My back was bothering me this morning.It turned out that the shower only got me part way to feeling better. The key was a bowel movement. It seems that that relieves the pressure on my spine. Who knew?

My abdomen was still swollen today. I still have some breast pain. And the itch on my sternum and chest has reappeared with a vengeance. It seems to get worse when the weather gets very hot, and the weather was very hot and muggy today.

I have my night headache, but it’s not too bad. On the other hand, I’ve had floaters in my vision all day.

The kidney symptoms I mentioned above have been ongoing. My hair has been falling out more than it used to (even when I was drinking kombucha daily). My ear canals have been hurting a bunch. I’m breaking out on the skin around my ears. I’ve had urinary hesitation (though it seems worse right when I wake up in the middle of the night, in the morning or after a nap, and isn’t happening the rest of the time). I have dull pain on the sides of my lower back from time to time (besides the pain around my spine in the morning). Given what I’ve learned of Traditional Chinese Medicine from years of acupuncture treatment, I attribute all these symptoms to some kind of kidney issue. Hopefully the herbal formula will help.

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