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Getting Serious

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I don’t really want to do this. As my acupuncture headache turned into a Herx headache this afternoon, I realized that I just don’t want to do this.

What is “this”? This is my stepped up coiling protocol. It is the guarantee that I will have headaches every day for the rest of the autumn. It is running towards agony in the hopes of getting through it to the other side.

Where’s my warrior spirit? Where’s my inner Klingon/Amazon/Dragonslayer ready to massacre the infections in my body? She’s hiding out. Not with moral dilemma about killing, but with a desire to keep living like a normal person, or almost like a normal person, like she did this summer.

And so, as I was talking to a fellow Lyme combatant tonight, I realized that I need to coil for Lyme today. The plan is to do it every 6 days…which means today. I wanted so badly not to get started on the daily headache and fatigue regime that I was postponing it until tomorrow.

No deal. Just because I feel like crap tonight doesn’t mean that I’m not coiling. Don’t get me wrong. When I approach toxic overload, I’ll scale back, but I’m not even close to that point yet.

So more detox and more rest to go with more coiling. I’m getting serious about all this. My number one job for autumn is to kill as much bacteria as I can and see how far I can get with my three tick-borne infections. Everything else is second.

Coiling

I coiled my shoulders for Babesia yesterday. It gave me a Herx headache this afternoon. I still can’t do my shoulder blades very long. I’m not sure if it’s because there’s a lot growing in the marrow there or if it’s because the coil is close enough to my head to start killing the Babesia in my skull.

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

Detox

The diatomaceous earth didn’t taste like much when dissolved in water. I’m not sure if it did anything yet.

  • kombucha
  • acupuncture
  • nap + additional time resting on my back
  • BioMat (40 mins, level 3 + 30 minutes, level 2)
  • diatomaceous earth

Body

I woke up this morning with pretty bad pain in my sacrum. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get comfortable. This lasted until I saw my acupuncturist and she fixed it.

I got an acupuncture headache after the treatment. Sometimes this happens when stuck chi breaks loose and lands in my head. A nap on the BioMat took care of that, but it was replaced shortly thereafter with a Herx headache.

The two types of headaches produce a different quality and pattern of pain. Different enough that I could feel one end and the other begin. The acupuncture headache is dull and on the top of my head, accompanied by thirst and sleepiness. The Herx headache is sharper, more on the right side of my head, and accompanied by light and sound sensitivity.

Foolishly, I didn’t take a welchol and suddenly it was dinner time. I’m careful to take it 2 hours away from meals and supplements. So I’m going to wait until 10:30 and take the diatomaceous earth and see if that does the trick. Otherwise, it’s welchol and ice cream for breakfast…

My intestines are still unhappy. Only now, I’m not defecating at all. I don’t like this. I’m used to going at least twice a day. I hope it isn’t from the diatomaceous earth. This does happen from time to time (like maybe once every six weeks or so) when my intestines are irritated. Meanwhile, my abdomen is very swollen and tender.

I can’t wait for tomorrow’s Lyme Herx headache. Bring it on!

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