Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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First things Herx

I like to say, “First things first. Everything else in no particular order.” I haven’t really caught up with my life yet. I thought I would make more progress on my kitchen, my paperwork and my correspondance today. Instead, I wrestled with the Lyme Herx. I knew it was coming on last night. I woke up this morning in dreadful pain. From my elbows down and from my knees down, […]

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A Body at Rest

I spent today recuperating. Besides the trip to see my sister and her family, I had a few weeks straight of high stress at home. Things are now essentially resolved. Today was the day to decompress and hang out with my cat. I thought I was going to unpack, return phone calls and emails, open the mail, run down to the store. Instead, I spent most of the day on […]

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Parsing symptoms

I think the Herx from Lyme coiling on Saturday night went into full blast while I was sleeping. Yesterday I was convinced I had gotten away with something. No luck. When I first started coiling, an experienced coiler told me that I should wait at least 24 hours to see if I get a Herx. Sometimes they start slowly and build up. Sometimes they start long after the coiling session […]

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Don’t feed the beasts

If you’ve been following along for a few days, you’ll know that I have a pretty extensive list of foods I don’t eat, and won’t until I’m infection free. Prior to the Lyme saga, I was a vegetarian and had been for 8 years. I stopped eating meat (as in mammals) because it made me feel sick. Then I got tired of chicken. Then there was a big scare about […]

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Chronic Fatigue and Nuts

Before I got diagnosed with Lyme disease, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by one doctor who referred me to a specialist who diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The latter one disagreed with the fibromyalgia diagnosis because some of the points that hurt one day didn’t hurt the next. But I digress. Once I had this diagnosis, I got mad. I clearly had many of the symptoms of CFS, […]

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Allergic Reaction

Ironically, as I’ve been writing about the foods I avoid because I’m allergic to them or because they give me a neurological reaction, I accidentally ate something this evening which was contaminated with corn starch. Contaminated might be the wrong word. It was an intentional ingredient (on the part of the chef) of which I wasn’t aware. This gives me the perfect opportunity to give a current description of my […]

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Eggs. Over. Easy.

Continuing from yesterday on the topic of how to eat while recovering from Lyme disease, there is the egg. Before Lyme took over my life, I was a little bit sick and getting a little bit sicker, more tired, more impatient, more indecisive, slower, etc. every week. I decided I needed a vacation and went to China for 2.5 weeks. I ate lots of great food in all sorts of […]

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Thoughts on Homeopathy

Right about the time I got diagnosed with Lyme disease (and the rest of the trio), my doctor sent me to a naturopath in Connecticut to get tested for pesticide exposure. I was definitely exposed to a lot of pesticides during a 5 month battle with bed bugs the year before I was overcome with Lyme. The question was whether it was still in my body contributing to all the […]

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Seeing through the third eye

My current favorite yoga instructor has a problem with his left eye. It’s visible to people who see him that there’s a problem. The first time I met him, he asked if there was anything he needed to know about (injuries, etc.) before the class started. I told him about the Lyme disease and the joint problems, weak muscles, and low blood pressure. I tried to give him a short […]

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Juggling

So far, the thing I like best about the coil is that I’m getting my body back. I walk better. I have more stamina. I can focus more often. These things are a big deal after what I’ve been going through for the past four years. The second best thing is that I’m in charge of figuring out my treatment. In some ways, that makes it harder. There is a […]

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