Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Bone Density Rx

I went to see a rheumatologist this afternoon about my recent diagnosis of osteoporosis. I was pretty nervous, ready to do battle about whether I have Lyme Disease, given my previous experiences with rheumatologists. I looked up lots of information about premenopausal osteoporosis, so I could keep the conversation focused on the current problem and also because I like to learn enough in advance to understand what a doctor is […]

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The Symptoms Return in Reverse

The first time I saw a naturopath, he told me that when recovering from a chronic illness, as the body heals, one re-experiences all the symptoms in the reverse order of how they appeared when the chronic illness first set in. It was part of the homeopathic principle of healing from the inside out. As an illness progresses it goes deeper into the body. As the body heals it pushes […]

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Another week of going back and forth. I had a blast on Halloween, getting dressed up, going to the parade, being outside, hanging out with a friend. Then Tuesday, when I should have started menstruating, I spent the day in bed, nauseated, off balance, low blood pressure, trying not to puke, facing down an ugly headache, feeling crappy. Wednesday my period came and I was crampy, but I had things […]

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Happy Halloween

I feel pretty alive today. That’s one of the ways I know the coiling is working.  I got up this morning and came up with a costume, which I wore all day, including to the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade for all the children in the neighborhood. Other years, I’ve hobbled down to the parade, cane in hand, and sat on a portable seat carried by one of my friends. Sometimes […]

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Regular Menstrual Cramps

I felt like a regular American woman today. My period came after two days of PMS cramps. The abdominal cramps were worse today than they usually are during the cycles when I’m not knocked out by my period. I napped on the BioMat. I used a hot water bottle on my abdomen. I didn’t have much of an appetite most of the day, and my stomach was a little nauseated […]

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Craniosacral Therapy

About once a year or so, I get a craniosacral therapy treatment. It always moves something for me, but I don’t really understand how it works. Apparently there is a lot of controversy about whether craniosacral therapy does anything at all. I can understand why because the treatments I’ve received are so subtle. The practitioner puts her hands at the base of my skull when I’m lying down on my […]

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Menstrual Health

For those of you who know me in real life (not just through my blog), you are aware that I’ll talk about anything. Anything at all. Just bring up what’s on your mind and I’m ready to discuss. And if you take too long, I’ll ask you about it myself. Tonight I’m thinking about blood. Several years ago, I was talking to a few friends about our menstrual cycles and […]

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Labor Day Weekend

This weekend was one of the last set of days to aim for people and not make my health my only priority. It was hard. My body is already struggling with the awakening Lyme bacteria cysts…and I got my period, which was worse than earlier this summer but not a day on the floor utterly ill. I spent time with my sister and her son who were in town. Then […]

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A Perfect Day

Weekend Report I had a wonderful time this weekend. The retreats I go to are with a few (non-religious) groups that I’ve known for about a decade. This particular group is very affectionate with me. I got tons of hugs. Several people complimented me on how well I’m doing physically. Many of them knew me before I got taken down by Lyme and have watched both the descent and now […]

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