Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

Tag Archive for ‘detox’

Detoxing daily

Any time my primary focus is off my health, everything goes awry. Coiling takes a fair amount of time and scheduling, both the actual time on the machine and the time in between when the coil needs to cool. Detoxing takes focus, both to prepare all the pills and potions and to remember to space them out properly. The plan for this autumn’s Lyme Disease flare and extra coiling has […]

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Shifting Herx Pattern

Ever since I started taking diatomaceous earth, my Herxes have shifted. I still get headaches, but the rest of the cascade has gotten milder. Even the headaches aren’t as bad as they were this summer. Even still, I could feel it today. Last night I coiled my spine and head for Lyme Disease. Then I didn’t sleep most of the night. This is my usual first Herx symptom. Today my […]

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Massage Therapy

I went to see a massage therapist yesterday. It was my first massage in two years. The previous ones generally left me in significant pain for a week or more, so I was reluctant to try again. This time, I went to someone my mom’s friend recommended. (If you live in Queens, use the contact page to ask me for her information.) She was great. She was thoughtful, filled with […]

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Getting Serious

I don’t really want to do this. As my acupuncture headache turned into a Herx headache this afternoon, I realized that I just don’t want to do this. What is “this”? This is my stepped up coiling protocol. It is the guarantee that I will have headaches every day for the rest of the autumn. It is running towards agony in the hopes of getting through it to the other […]

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Diatomaceous Earth

Little by little, I’m getting my protocol for autumn in order. I can feel myself slowing down. My priorities are getting more focused on my body and on catching up with my backlog. Less social time, more time resting and taking care of myself. As I’ve looked at my detox protocol, I wanted to add in something else that absorbs toxins. My acupuncturist recommended diatomaceous earth and my doctor agreed […]

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Waiting for the storm

My neighborhood is restless with anticipation. I went for a walk today. There were people doing last minute vegetable shopping (like me) in a small vegetable store which I have never seen so empty of produce. Mostly the customers were chatty and friendly, more so than usual. I think people had reached the point where they were as prepared as they were going to get and now it is time […]

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When in Rome

In March 2009, I did something that made no logical sense for my health but was a wonderful experience. I went with my mother, my sister, and 3 cousins to Italy. It was a nightmare for my body, but I just didn’t care. I decided up front to plan to spend every second day in bed (and stocked up on a bunch of Sicilian mysteries by Andrea Camilleri on my Kindle). […]

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Hurricanes and hip joints

Hurricane Irene is blowing my way. I’m not sure she’ll make it all the way to NYC (or Atlantic City, where I’ll be staying with some friends this weekend). But I can feel her effects already. Outside my body, I can hear the wind in the trees making the evening sound restless. It’s a variable wind blowing in changing directions. There is no stillness, yet there are few cars and […]

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Next experiment with Welchol

A few days ago I was thinking about Welchol and headaches. It has worked for me to take it when a Lyme Herx headache is coming on. Usually, the headache gets stopped in its tracks and after a night’s sleep is gone. I forgot about it for a few months and learned what happens with those headaches when I don’t take Welchol. They feel like migraines that last a week. […]

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Visiting my naturopath

I saw my naturopath, Dr. Darin Ingels, on Saturday. He was astonished to see me walk in without a cane or limp. He was equally astonished that I drove myself there without my mother, who had accompanied me to every visit with him for two years. This was my first visit in a year and a half. We went through my medical history since then. I asked for a different […]

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