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Lyme Season

Friday, September 2, 2011

It’s been creeping up on me. It’s my first seasonal Lyme Disease flare since I stopped antibiotics. The Herxes are getting more intense, involving more bodily systems, and lasting longer. It’s a little scary.

Over the past few days, I’ve been feeling it more. I was okay when I was with my acupuncturist. She even got rid of some of the pain in my spine. Then yesterday, it moved into my hips. All the muscles in the area from my iliac crest to my thighs were sore and tight. On a different night, I’ll need to learn their names so I can describe this better. In the evening, I got a really, really bad headache. There was no way I could type or look near my computer. I sat in semi-darkness eating something to make the Welchol work.

Trying to sleep was a trying experience. My head hurt in several places. My neck and shoulders were tight. I tried all sorts of pressure points on my head (some of which temporarily relieved the pain, or more specifically concentrated it at full intensity under my fingertips). Then I got up and changed pajamas, changed bed coverings, washed my face again (which actually helped for a few moments), changed beds. I kept trying to get comfortable enough that the only problem was the headache. I yawned a bunch and cried a little before I could finally slip out of consciousness.

Magically, I woke up without a headache, although I was very cold and had to go back to my regular bed with regular covers.

This day has had other difficulties. My right foot and shin won’t stop tingling. We’re going on 14 hours of the sensation of an ant crawling around on my skin. My right hip is tight and painful. My right knee hurts to stand on. In the past few hours, the whole right side of my body, up to the top of my head, has a dull aching sensation. This is in addition to the headache I’ve had since 8pm.

Lyme season. I knew it would start to get rough. I still have plans for the next two weeks. I’m hoping I’m well enough to do most of them. I’m hoping I can hold out. It’s hard. I’m trying not to pretend that nothing hurts, and at the same time, I hate complaining to people. I’d rather just be with them and enjoy the company. But mostly, the pain makes me a little more quiet as I negotiate brain space for the present moment away from all the bodily distractions.

Thursday, Sept 1

Coiling

  • Bartonella, chest, 2 minutes; abdomen, 5 minutes
  • Babesia, ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; liver, 5 minutes; chest, 5 minutes
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • Tinea versicolor, 491 Hz (6 amps), chest rash, 1 minute

Detox

  • skin brushing
  • Welchol (1 dose, 1 pill, evening)
  • yoga stretches for my back and hips

Body

In addition to the stuff above, there are: ear aches, eye pain, swollen abodmen, loose bowels, cloudy urine, urinary hesitation, short attention span, painful, swollen lymph node on the left side of my lower back, rash on chest and right side of my mid-back, difficulty falling asleep, waking early, pain in my hands and aches in my joints.

Friday, Sept 2

Coiling

  • Babesia, ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; liver, 5 minutes; chest, 5 minutes
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • Tinea versicolor, (8 amps), chest rash, 5 minutes

This time, the rash got extremely itchy following the coiling treatment. It’s been more itchy all day. I can’t tell if this means it’s dying or not. But any reaction means something is happening. Just not yet sure what.

Detox

  • skin brushing
  • kombucha
  • Welchol (2 doses, 1 pill each)
  • yoga stretches for my back and hips

Body

Same as yesterday: ear aches, eye pain, swollen abodmen, loose bowels, cloudy urine, urinary hesitation, short attention span, painful, swollen lymph node on the left side of my lower back, rash on chest and right side of my mid-back, difficulty falling asleep, waking early, pain in my hands and aches in my joints.

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