Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I wouldn't go as far as to say I was suicidal, but I was extremely frustrated and angry and purposely exceeded my exercise capabilities (while on a heart monitor) because I really didn't care if something were to happen as a result. I don't have much to lose anymore. I've already lost my career, my athletic capability and my ability to function like a normal person. "Exceeding my exercise capabilities" at my current level of health means going for a short walk on a slight incline. Prior to Lyme I was running and hiking 10+ miles up mountainous trails daily.
Along with the depression, I was very physically sick. I was vomiting with a severe headache, rib pain, neck pain, tremor in my arms and legs, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness and exhaustion. I couldn't see a thing out of my left eye which made me very motion sick and dizzy. I was also having muscle spasms in my mouth and eye which are rare for me.
The vomiting was great........I was literally throwing up at a park with my friend's kids sitting in a sandbox a few feet away. I live in a small town, and everyone at the park knew me so it was a pretty embarrassing situation. It doesn't take long for word to spread. The entire town probably thinks I have a horrible flu strain by now. I wanted to just crawl into bed and sleep forever, but unfortunately that's not an option.
So I went off Banderol, Samento and Cumanda. My headache was killing me and I wasn't getting any relief from Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin, etc. for many days. As a last resort I tried Quina again and it stopped the headache after the first dose. That's the 2nd time that Quina has resolved a very severe unresponsive headache for me. I remained on A-BAB and did a few doses of Enula as well.
Tonight I'm changing up my plan. I decided to restart the Lyme herbs in a different way. I've only been off them for 48 hours but I feel like I need to get back on them and deal with the herxing because there is never going to be a "good" time for me to do this. The longer I wait, the worse I get (in my opinion from permanent progression). I don't like the slow ramping up method starting at 1 drop. I feel like that could increase the chances of resistance developing.
So I'm going to do Banderol (30 drops) and Samento (30 drops) two times per day. I will do this for one week and then I may add in A-BAB again. On November 1st, I will keep Samento (30) and add Mora (30) and Cumanda (30). After a week on that, I may switch the A-BAB to A-BART. This is fairly close to the suggested Cowden protocol for month 3. I will have the detox herbs to use as needed. I plan on using them this time along with the serrapeptase and magnesium.
Posted by Key Lyme Pie