Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

using the coil machine

Overheated

I took quite a detox bath today. It was 109 deg F (maybe 109.5). I got really hot. Really hot. I sweated in the tub. I didn’t last the full 20 minutes. Then I cut my cool-down shower short because I felt nauseated and like I needed to get off my feet. So I stepped out of the shower, attempted to dry off, put on a robe and lay down […]

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Herxing from the head down

Back when I was seeing a naturopath (who was also a homeopath), he told me that there is a rule of thumb in homeopathy. Patients heal from the head down, from inside to outside and in the reverse order that the symptoms appeared. It’s called Hering’s Law of Cure, if you want to look it up yourself. In that vein of thinking, the necessity of coiling my head for Lyme […]

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Halo

Today I coiled my head for the first time. I spent some time on and off during the day thinking about what I wrote yesterday regarding the possible sources of headaches. Then I had to make a decision. I chose to coil the back of my head for Lyme instead of starting on Babesia for several reasons. First, the bump on the back of my head swelled up when I […]

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Perfunctory

My head is killing me. These headaches are really getting to me. They start at 3 or 4 pm and continue until I go to bed. This happened on Rocephin, too. They became a daily occurrence with greater severity once I stopped taking Malarone. It makes me wonder if my theory that they are caused by Babesia is true. Of course, one of my doctors was convinced that it was […]

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Colonics for Lyme Patients

I had a colonic yesterday. It felt like the magic was gone. I think the actual colonic experience left something lacking, but I can feel something moving in it’s aftermath. In particular, I slept for 11 hours last night. Today I don’t want to move. I feel an irresistible desire for deep rest that isn’t quite the same as the overtired fatigue I usually deal with. Neurotoxins My doctor told […]

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BioMat day two

I used the BioMat after I wrote last night. I tried the high heat setting and covered myself with a beach towel. I did that because the instructions said to cover oneself with a cotton sheet or blanket. Anyway, I sweated a little during the half hour I used it, but only on the parts of my body that were covered. Or more specifically, I sweated next to the mat […]

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BioMat day one

Yesterday the BioMat arrived. I had to let it air out, so today was the test day. This morning I spent about 20-25 minutes on one of the low settings. I definitely warmed up and all my muscles relaxed. I didn’t want to get up. I spent the day with my mother visiting some relatives. Long before we left their house, my battery was spent. Yesterday’s yoga and today’s car […]

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Odds and ends

I have a killer headache as I start this post. We’ll see how far I get. Slow Progress That’s progress in getting my life in order. I went to a yoga class. I skipped last week, with doctor appointments, Herx pain and my period, I couldn’t handle it. I made it there today. The class was one hour, fifteen minutes shorter than the other one I went to. It also […]

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Playing with children

After that very long meditation on Lyme and fertility yesterday, I found myself playing for several hours with my cousin’s two very young children. One is 8 months old, the other is just under 2 years old. I enjoyed them. I got down on the floor and hung out with them, letting them get used to me since we haven’t seen each other in quite a while. I joined them […]

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Women and Lyme Disease

Every month, during my menstrual cycle, I’m reminded of what Lyme disease has done to my body and what it has done to the trajectory of my life. Menstrual Problems For years (specifically 2002-2010) my menses were horrible. As I mentioned yesterday, in addition to killer cramps and headaches, I had vomiting, diarrhea, weakness all over my body–especially my legs–that made it nearly impossible for me to stand up, chills […]

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