Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Finding the Edge

After yoga class today, I had lunch with my teacher. I’d been wanting to meet him for a while and finally got the courage up last week. Sometimes I still feel hesitant and shy around people who I learn from but have nothing structural or defined to give in return. Asking my teacher to hang out is the first example of what I mean by finding the edge. Over lunch, […]

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100 Days of Coiling

Today is the hundredth day since I started coiling. I’m now coiling for 4 infections: Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia and Candida. Each infection causes as different kind of reaction, so I’ve worked out the coiling times and increased them accordingly. My impression so far is that I’ve gotten stronger, have more endurance and more concentration on my good days than I ever had on antibiotics. I still have bad days, partly […]

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The Post-Punky World

My apartment seems so empty. I keep expecting to see one of my cats out of the corner of my eye. I miss Punky a lot, and it feels like I lost PJ all over again. My cats pulled my attention out of my head, made me notice what I was doing each moment of the day. They also demanded what they wanted on a relatively predictable schedule. My cats […]

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Rearranging my schedule

As I increase the amount of time I coil, I need to do it in several sessions over the course of the day. This should be pretty simple, as I have a lot of unscheduled time. Of course the reason for all the unscheduled time is that I’m regularly not well enough to do much. When I can do something, I go for it. The new plan for coiling is […]

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Yoga for joint oxygenation

It’s one of those rainy, chilly, damp spring days in New York City. It makes me wish I could move to southern Italy, back to where my grandparents were from, where it is sunny, the food is fresh, and it is an easy stroll to the beach. On these rainy days, my joints are a disaster. They pop and crack, and they hurt when making those noises. I feel stiff […]

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Brief

I had a lot of computer activity this evening. I wrote an extremely long email (or two) to some friends and now my hands are pretty much done until tomorrow. Coiling I’m coiling for Babesia every day now. Partly I think I have to do it that often to rout out the infection. Partly the Herxes aren’t too bad. Partly I don’t want to deal with the intense fatigue of […]

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Dry Skin

Back when I was 27, I was at a weekend retreat with a friend who had minor skin break-outs, the kind I was starting to get. This was just under 1 year after I think I contracted Lyme disease, babesiosis and Bartonella. I had already started having disruptions in my menstrual cycle, including what I later identified as Lyme disease flares. This friend looked at what I was washing my […]

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The Quiet before the Storm

I was feeling okay when I woke up this morning. No sign of a Herx from the Lyme coiling session. No sign of a Herx from the Bartonella coiling session. The only thing going on was a lump in my throat, a mild headache and insatiable hunger. I went to a yoga class with my favorite teacher. This week, for the first time since I started doing yoga in December, […]

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Babesia Basics

Someone close to me is having a mystery illness. As it was described to me, all I could think was Babesia. I don’t pretend to be able to diagnose anything. But, given that this person lives on Long Island, I suggested getting tested for tick-borne illnesses. Meanwhile, I looked for some links to decent information about Babesia (the name of the microbe) and Babesiosis (the name of the illness). Here […]

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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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