Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Weekend update

I went away for a weekend retreat these past few days. I figured I would coil Friday and coil Sunday and only miss one day. Ha! I came back so exhausted from travel and from trying to keep up with healthy (and healthy-ish) people who thought the weekend was low-key and sedentary, that I’ve been plastered to the bed or couch-bed since I got home. The stairs are what made […]

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Walk like an Egyptian

I have to say I’m so inspired by the people of Egypt. I’ve participated in many protests, several for worker rights, several against the wars the US is waging in the Middle East, and at least one for prison reform. Some were very large, but none like what is happening in Tahrir Square. It’s amazing. And they won! On the coiling front, I coiled for Lyme again today- 1 minute […]

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Scientific Method

I was talking to one of the people I know who has a coil machine and is using it to treat his own Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. He said something to me which made me remember that I’m treating this whole process as an experiment. He told me to “play with it.” Then I remembered my training as a scientist (MS in Chemistry from Yale, thank you very much!) […]

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Baiting Bartonella

When I started the coil last time, I noticed my Bartonella symptoms flaring right afterward: pain in my hands and feet first thing in the morning–the kind of pain that makes me not want to move. I did my second Lyme coiling session last night. Today I woke up with severe pain in my hands and arms, feet and calves.  Last night I slept lightly, waking up to disturbing dreams. […]

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Post-Op

Last Tuesday (not yesterday but 8 days ago), I underwent surgery to have the kidney stone on the left side removed from my ureter, the tube that connects kidney to bladder. The hospital called it surgery, but to me it wasn’t technically surgery because the surgeon didn’t make any new holes in my body. In any case, it took me several days to get past the grogginess and fatigue of […]

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One step forward…

Well, I spent most of last night in the Urgent Care area of the local Emergency Room taking antibiotics for a kidney infection. (The Levaquin should reduce Bartonella symptoms for a little while. In fact, no hand or foot pain when I woke up this morning.) The kidney stone I mentioned yesterday hasn’t moved at all in the past two weeks (neither has the smaller one I didn’t bother to […]

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Day 2 – Still Herxing

Body Update Last night was a doozy. My headache extended into my neck. I couldn’t sleep for hours, even as I lay in bed with my eyes closed trying to get comfortable. When I finally fell asleep, I woke up over and over with disturbing dreams. (I lost my only pair of shoes and searched until I woke up.)  I finally got in a few hours between 6 and 9:30am. […]

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