Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

Tag Archive for ‘antibiotics’


Something happens when you have a chronic illness. The illness itself wears you down. With a relapsing illness, like the tick-borne infections I carry, the relapses wear you down even more. I’ve been struggling with being worn out for months and months. What I’m looking for is the inner strength I’ve previously called upon to fight back until I achieve another remission. For those of you who have been following […]

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Antibiotics Survival Guide

I’m back home after two weeks of visiting the East Coast. As gray as the weather is here, it is more bearable than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 90% humidity. What made my time away both easier and harder was that I took antibiotics during the trip. I had stopped them and returned to coiling about a month earlier. During that month, the Lyme and other infections were slowly waking up. […]

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Returning to the Coil Machine

From November 2016 to April 2018, I was on antibiotics. I learned a lot from the experience. Among other things, I found that the Babesia infection never went into remission. With active Babesia, I find it very difficult to use the computer. Please pardon my absence for the past 15 months. If you wrote to me or tried to post a comment, rest assured that I will get to you […]

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Double-Blind Bind

A few weeks ago, I watched the movie Dallas Buyers Club. It was so helpful to see another person at another time with another disease trying to figure out how to keep going when mainstream medicine didn’t have good answers. The movie was about the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The main character was not intended to be an angel, but a guy who had both likeable and upsetting character […]

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After a Quiet Month

I’ve spent a lot of the past five weeks in bed or, more precisely, lying down in various places around the house. I was too sick with bronchitis to coil for the tick-borne infections, which meant I had a lot more time on my hands then I’m used to. I did my best to entertain myself watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and reading Conn Iggulden’s Conqueror series […]

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The Lure of Antibiotics

It’s been two weeks since I returned from vacation. I’ve been having a hard time since I left Mongolia. That’s right. Mongolia. It was a fabulous trip. We stayed in Ulaanbaatar for a few days, then took an overland journey through the Gobi Desert, the steppes and the grasslands, and a little bit into the mountains. Most days involved a lot of riding in the back of a Russian military-surplus […]

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