Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

After the Third Package

Things are definitely shifting. I finished the third Alfons Ven CHIM package on May 16 (7 days ago). The last two weeks were easier than the first two weeks of the package, and more importantly, easier than the first two packages. So far I’m pleased with my progress. Besides reporting on the second half of the CHIM package and the break between packages, I have two things on my mind. […]

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It all comes out in the end

I’m pretty tired today. This is the story of the third month on the Alfons Ven Lyme Package: Sleep at night. Take morning FLUOX. Nap during the day. Take evening CHIM. Repeat. I’m trying to get through the fatigue and postpone a nap that urgently needs to start to put together an update. Alfons Ven Update Since my last post, I’ve continued taking the Alfons Ven remedies. This included a […]

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After the second package

The night before last, I took the last dose (#28) of my second package of the Alfons Ven CHIM remedy. Yet again, I feel like this treatment is a wild ride. I’ve had a few really good days, several days where my mind was clear but my body hurt, and some bad days. The question I keep asking myself (and my husband and my acupuncturist) is: am I getting better? […]

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Overcommitted

It is a common pattern in healing from a long term illness: as soon as you feel a little better, you want to do everything, until you’ve done too much, and you’re flat on your back again. That basically describes my life over the past month and a half, while I’m taking the Alfons Ven remedies. The first lesson I had to learn is that I need to rest, even […]

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Slippery Hope

Ring necked dove

I’m about a week into using the Alfons Ven protocol. It has been a roller coaster in so many ways. Some days, I’m more symptomatic than I’ve been in months, days that feel like the worst of the autumn relapse. Other days, I wake up ready to get out of bed and do lots of things. It feels like I’m cycling through each of the symptoms I’ve ever had, in […]

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Pills and Potions

The thing I loved most about coiling was that it got rid of most of the pills and potions I had to take to deal with being sick. Now that I’m on the Alfons Ven program, I’m back to timing what to take when and it drives me nuts. In addition to the Alfons Ven Lyme Package, which involves three morning doses of FLUOX spaced 2 hours apart, a night […]

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Flux and FLUOX

Costume dress-up

I’ve been feeling very urgent since the weekend. I’m so tired of coiling. I just wanted to stop. I forced myself to continue until today, when the Alfons Ven Lyme Package arrived. Technically, this blog is going to switch to reporting on the Alfons Ven remedies for Lyme, but it turns out, I may need to do a little more coiling on the side to help with the detox process. […]

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Lyme Ideology

I am in a moment of transition. I promised myself that I would only use the coil machine for five years. It wasn’t a random number. Someone told me that I’d be “better,” as in “free of tick-borne infections” if I coiled for five years. The end of the fifth year is right around the corner. Five years also seemed like a long time (though I’d been out of work […]

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Long Term Consequences

Left Foot X-Ray

Last week, I donated blood to a research study. Despite all my frustrations with antibiotics and traditional medicine, I want to participate in finding a cure for chronic Lyme Disease and other tick-borne infections. The study is at Stanford University, part of a group that looks at chronic illness. I’m not sure what they expect to find, but I know that part of what I agreed to is to use […]

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