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Babesiosis in the NY Times

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It’s official, Babesiosis is on the rise. Approximately 25% of people who live on Bloch Island (near Martha’s Vineyard) test positive for it. In places where Lyme disease is endemic, experts believe that Babesiosis is becoming very common…places like coastal Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island.

It’s in the Times. Babesiosis (the disease one gets from the protozoan Babesia) is now something that is common enough for people to look out for. It’s carried by ticks. And unlike Lyme disease, which sometimes causes a rash, there is no outward indicator that a person is infected. So if you didn’t notice the tick, you might be sick for mysterious reasons.

I’ve written about Babesia on this blog. I think lots of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and related symptoms may have Babesiosis and should be tested for Babesia (as if the tests were accurate, but I digress). If you want to learn more, check out at Babesia Basics, Babesia Trial, and Smoking out Babesia.

Coiling

Tonight, I’m doing the much discussed Lyme disease treatment. I’m ready for a relaxed day tomorrow with no responsibilities, just in case a Herx appears right away…

  • Lyme disease, lower back, 5 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

  • homeopathic support
  • juiced greens
  • lemon water
  • skin brushing
  • nap

Body

I had a nice long sleep last night. More than 9.5 hours. It was pretty amazing. I had one big night sweat somewhere in there. The sleep was more refreshing than usual. So I wasn’t exhausted all day long. I needed a nap, but was able to make do with 30 minutes and continue to function the rest of the day.

My joint pain was in the low to moderate range. My back pain this morning resolved with a hot shower and a bowel movement. It’s interesting to now make the connection between the pain in my back and the activities of my intestines.

I had a lot of light sensitivity but no floaters. No headache tonight.

I’m still having a lot of itching on my chest (sternum and surrounds). In fact, I woke up with it when I got up to pee in the middle of the night, I unintentionally scratched it. Then it burned and burned. I have to be careful.

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