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Starting Bart

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I’ve been flirting with really tackling my Bartonella infection. I don’t like to do it because the place that seems most affected by the coiling treatments are my upper back/neck/head. The main reaction to the treatments are pain & numbness in my hands and diarrhea. Then my menstrual cycle gets all out of whack (as in vomiting on day 1 and other horrors). Who wants to deal with all that? Not me.

But the time has come. My digestive tract and my menstrual cycle are all screwed up anyway. I’ve already got the first symptoms of PMS (breast pain) two weeks before my next period. This menstrual cycle isn’t shaping up to be fun.

I’ve got a sketch in my mind about how to increase Bartonella treatments. In order to do it, I’m finishing up (or at least taking a break from) Candida treatments as of Monday April 1. That way I can use both coils to do Bartonella. At 832 Hz, Bartonella treatments require a higher frequency than Candida, Lyme or Babesia. The higher frequency causes the coil to get hot faster. With the other three infections, the frequency was low enough that I can do 24-27 minutes before the coil is too hot to use. With Bartonella, it will be closer to 15 minutes. Thus the need for two coils.

Eventually, I’ll have to cover my whole body during each coiling session. For now, as I build up, I’m doing the parts that are the most sensitive on me, hoping to reduce the infection load before I get to the rest of my body. As I mentioned, my upper back, neck and head seem to give me the strongest reaction. Prior to the build up, I had been coiling my abdomen and chest since the beginning of last summer, initially every other day then eventually every day. That was the minimum I needed to prevent the infection from getting active. At the end of February I started coiling my lower back and a week later I added in my central back, 1 minute in each location. I was trying to get a head start on the infection in my spine or spinal fluid as I gathered the courage to begin coiling in places where I would suffer.

I started coiling my upper back on March 21, for 30 seconds. I had done that intermittently on previous occasions since the beginning of February. This time, my arms only bothered me for about 10 minutes when I woke up the next day. So on March 22, I coiled my upper back for 1 minute. I’ve done that every day until today. I’ve been feeling it every morning. Tingling, pain, coldness in my arms, shoulder to fingertips. And I keep coiling because I need to get this under control.

I sucked up my fear and added the back of my head to the Bartonella coiling routine today. I’m a little nervous about what the morning will bring. Hopefully it will be nothing more than diarrhea (which already started as loose stools today before I coiled).

Over the next few days, I expect to do nothing more than what I’ve already started for Bartonella. By next week, I’ll work out the full body coiling plan. At that point, I’ll add in the body parts as quickly as I can handle the reactions.

Coiling

Yesterday

  • Lyme, 3 minutes each on: back of legs in 3 locations, front of legs in 4 locations (covering every inch of my legs), sacrum, each ilium front, each ilium back, each hip/outer thigh, lower abdomen, upper abodomen
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; 1 minute each on each side of head, each shoulder, upper back, middle back, lower back, lower abdomen, each hip, knees, feet.
  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; 1 minutes each on upper back, middle back, lower back

Today

  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; 1 minute each on each side of head, each shoulder, upper back, middle back, lower back, lower abdomen, each hip, knees, feet.
  • Bartonella, abdomen, 5 minutes; chest, 2 minutes; 1 minutes each on upper back, middle back, lower back, back of head

Detox

As I get my routine together in California, I’m trying to get my detox routine back on track. Mostly, I’ve been taking antioxidants, drinking kombucha and skin brushing. I can tell I need to do more as the Bartonella herxes get worse. I’ve got diatomaceous earth with me but I haven’t wanted to use it. (Call it a gut feeling because I have no rationale other than a temporary aversion.)

Body

I walked a lot yesterday. I’m estimating 3 miles in 2 excursions from looking on a map this morning. I overdid it by a lot. I spent the rest of the day horizontal. Today, I spent the day sleeping in, taking a nap, watching tv, generally horizontal and resting.

My digestive tract is recovering from eating out over the weekend. It is a bit tender and my stools are loose. I’ve got a permanent lump in my throat that makes me feel like I have something stuck that needs to be swallowed, but there is nothing there. Also from eating out over the weekend, I’ve had muscle and bone pain.

My back is bothering me. I think the Lyme herxes are still morphing, taking a longer time to come on (or the first stages are less noticeable) and being intensely painful and debilitating for only a few hours. I’m getting Lyme smelling urine more often.  Then I’m tired a portion of each day. Hmm. This illness is nothing if not constantly changing and unpredictable.

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