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Shifting Tides

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two currents were drifting in new directions today.

Florinef & Fungus Update

I woke up this morning to discover that I’m developing an allergy to ketoconozole. It was a special, prickly kind of itch. I’ve only felt it once before: the day before diflucan gave me a bright red itchy rash covering my arms, chest and neck, elbow to elbow. I didn’t know then what was causing it, so after two days of unbearable itching, I spoke to a doctor. It took about 72 hours for the reaction to diflucan to work its way out of my system.

I’m still prickly-itchy. But I didn’t take any ketoconozole this morning. So I’m hoping in a short while this will stop, since I didn’t let the reaction get out of control.

The new plan is to try liquid grapefruit seed extract. Not even remotely related to the drugs. I’ll procure some in short order. It is supposed to have a pretty strong anti-fungal effect. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

The florinef plan is to stay at the half dose at least 8 days. If I’m back to normal, I can reduce or stop it. Otherwise, I’ll stay on the half dose until next week when I see my cardiologist.

I’m not back to normal yet. I had a depressive moment this morning. I was feeling crappy. I got up to get a glass of water and had a 1 second whiteout. This is when my vision disappears until my standing blood pressure stabilizes. I wanted to cry. I haven’t had to deal with those since the florinef started working last summer. I’m hoping this is the withdrawal and not a recommencement of the original problem.

Lyme Coiling Protocol

I spoke to the woman who convinced me that coiling wasn’t some sci-fi hoax. We were discussing how we use the machine. If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll notice that I’ve started coiling for Lyme disease every day, mostly in places that won’t generate a noticeable Herx.

I could tell it made sense to coil more. I was using the premise that I could flush out the colonies in my joints by coiling them everyday for a while. Then when I spoke to her, she told me about a different theory. The idea is to cover every part of the body for at least some amount of time every week. In other words, a full body scan spread out over 5 to 7 days.

I like this idea a lot. It makes a certain kind of sense to me since I don’t have any way to know where all the bacterial colonies are. I have to make a schedule to follow, but I started tonight with a place I’ve been concentrating a lot of attention on: my bladder. I coiled 2 minutes on my lower abdomen down to my pubic bone. As I’m typing, I’m already starting to feel it.

Coiling

While I was changing up the Lyme schedule, I added my feet to the Babesia schedule.

  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes
  • Babesia, ilium, 1 minute each side; knees/elbows, 1 minute; liver, 5 minutes; chest, 5 minutes; shoulder blades, 30 seconds each; feet, 1 minute
  • Lyme, lower abdomen (bladder), 2 minutes
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes

Detox

  • kombucha
  • juiced greens
  • diatomaceous earth
  • welchol
  • skin brushing
  • nap + lots of rest

Body

My cold has invaded my chest. I’m so screwed!

Night sweats again last night and sleep sweats during my naps today. I woke up early but grumpy. My bronchial tubes feel irritated and I’m starting to cough up cloudy sputum.

My hands and arms hurt a bit now, a lot earlier today. My head hurt a bit in the morning. The pain started increasing at around 5pm, so I took a welchol by 5:30 (with yummy buffalo mozzarella).

Since I finished coiling, I’ve got floaters in my eyes. My left eye hurts. Interesting.

The other thing is that with the allergic reaction starting this morning, I’ve been feeling out of sorts emotionally, like the world is coming to an end. (Dramatic and fleeting, these emotions.) I found myself trying to get in touch with several friends that I mean to talk to regularly but who I sometimes don’t call for a month.

I knew that autumn was going to be rough. It is. Only not in the way I anticipated. So as we get the blood pressure and fungal infections under control, I can coil more aggressively.

Disclaimer

One comment

  1. Hey Rose,
    I’m sorry to hear about the whiteout. I get a similar thing where I get so spacy that it feels as if there was a minuscule lapse of time and I appear in a new location without the transition of getting there.

    When I’m depressed it helps to remember that there is always someone else in the world who is suffering more than me, as hard as that is to believe in the moment. At least we are privileged enough to have food, water, and coil machines. And kombucha, you gotta love kombucha.

    Best,
    jared



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