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Human Guinea Pig ~ Take # 354


If you are squeamish and don’t like to talk about stuff in your intestines, I invite you to hit the X on the top of your browser.

I’ll start off the post with this text between my BFF and I.

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So, BFF, here are my thoughts.

I was recommended by a good friend of mine to go get some Colonics (or Colonic Hydrotherapy, or Colon Irrigation). Basically the purpose of it is to clean out your colon. A regular enema only goes so far up, cleaning the lower part, the sigmoid and part of the descending colon. A colonic, will cleanse the entire length. If you are a newbie, you may be impacted and they recommend you do a series of 6 colonics at first. Like 2 the first week, then 1 the week after etc. For me personally, I think this is way too much and I would be scared to shock my system. Why would you be impacted? Because you basically have poo in your colon that may be stuck for YEARS, which can cause parasites, bacteria and other not so nice stuff to grow in there.

I was very apprehensive in trying this. It literally took me 2 years to brave it. But this was part of my game plan. So, 2 years later, I arrive at my destination.

Walking into the Naturopath Cilnic:
I was told that the Colonic woman is a sweetheart. She is very grandmotherly and will put you at ease immediately. And boy were they right! Picture a little 5 foot woman with a strong South American accent. She greeted me with the warmest handshake and took me into the Colonics room. She showed me their sterilization process and began to tell me the process of a colonic. She kept emphasizing that she will try to make me feel as comfortable as possible. At first when I entered the room, I was like OMG. Here’s a quick drawing from my iPad.

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Keep in mind that the bathroom there is a Stall. It does NOT have walls. The entire time she was talking, I was thinking about how I am going to use the toilet while she is RIGHT THERE. It’s kind of like thinking how you are about to do a discreet #2 in an office washroom with co-workers in the next stall.

I put that thought out of my head and figured I would deal with it later. She told me to go and use the bathroom now if I needed to and to take everything off bottom-wise and wrap myself with a towel. So I did all that, and then went up onto the table. I was greeted by a large poster that has a drawing of a colon. She told me then that the goal of Colonics is to reach the very end of the colon.

She told me to lie on my right side facing the wall and to take a deep breath. There goes in the sterilized metal contraption! YAY! That wasn’t as bad as I thought. Nothing different about this than a papsmear (although different location).

I was told now to lie on my back. The she got some cream and started massaging my stomach. I am guessing to move things around. This was my view.

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She began to open up the pipes. I am not exactly sure how it works, but she called it a TIE-OFF. So basically what happens is that she will let water flow into your colon and she will tell you to hold it as long as you can. When you can’t hold it anymore, you say Stop! and she will tie-off, where she will shut off the incoming water and then open another valve where the water will drain into Lawrd knows where.  Then the cramps will cease. In the midst of all this, there is a large mirror suspended from the ceiling where you get to see what comes out of the tube. This throws in some much needed entertainment. As things were coming out, she would tell me, “Oh! that is Ammonia!”, “Oh! that is Yeast/Candida!”, “Oh! that is Mucous!”, “Oh! that is Gas Bubbles!”. I felt pretty victorious as I kept seeing stuff coming out. Mind you, it took about the 5th tie off to see anything. I was beginning to think that my innards were very compacted. In between each tie-off, she would put a warm heating pad on my stomach and continue to massage my stomach. At one point, she had some vibrator contraption on my stomach.

I will tell you quite honestly, it wasn’t the metal contraption that was uncomfortable. It was the cramps that you must endure which each tie-off. It literally felt like you went and ate a bucket full of bad Mexican and then got stuck in traffic on the way home with nowhere to expel your stomach. This went on for about 30 minutes and I am guestimating about 10 tie-offs. In the meantime, she mentioned that water was also circulating in my colon. And also, she decided to do a blast of cold water in one of the tie-offs. Not so much fun with that one.

After the whole thing, she assisted me in getting up and asked if I felt faint. I said no, however the entire time, I was shaking. Like an adrenaline shake. Not a shivering shake. Not sure what’s up with that. She said that was normal. Then she said to go into the stall and make sure I put both feet on the stool while expelling the rest. I’m like “Ok! if you say so!”.

I get into the stall and felt no ways about expelling whatever was left. I was almost at the same point as when I gave birth. I didn’t care who was in the room, just get it out. NOW!

I made all sorts of noises I am sure, but listen, this little woman has probably seen it all. She doesn’t care. And neither should I.

After this, she told me to have a cup of herbal tea in their reception, and if I needed to use the rest room again, I can do so.

I had my peppermint tea, made some jokes with the receptionist and was on my way home only 10 minutes away thank goodness. As soon as I got home, I had a little soup because I was STARVING. Literally within 2 minutes, I had to dash to the bathroom again, and I am sure stuff was leaking out! My husband was sitting there laughing the whole time, and I kept screaming “Don’t worry! You’re next! I am making your appointment next week!!!“.

I had another 2 encounters or so with the bathroom and then I was fine.

So that is the story. Now, if the Colonic person been some hot dude, there was absolutely NO WAY that I would have done this.

Here are some tips if you want to have a Colonic:

  • Don’t eat 2 hours before
  • After your colonic, eat steamed or cook veggies, soups and avoid red meat
  • Minimize carbohydrates to avoid constipation
  • Drink 2L of water, herbal teas
  • Take 30 billion Probiotic (Ultra Flora by Metagenics – recommended)
  • After, take a fiber supplement

Humaworm Parasite Cleanse {Day 22~28}


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Ok let us get my Husband out of the way. He is still continuing to do the half dose of Humaworm (or so I think, I haven’t been monitoring him at all). His take on it is that he doesn’t really see a difference. I should also mention that I have another friend on it and so far, he is loving it and he feels better. I won’t be continuing the progress on either of them.

As for me, I have been to hell and back and if wasn’t by the grace of God, I would probably be in some ditch by now run over by a car that I drove myself.

I was doing pretty good, amazing in fact until last Thursday when we went to Shoeless Joes for dinner. Why do all my problems start at sports bars? WHY I ASK!? I ordered a pretty tame meal, pasta with chicken. And because I was starving, I ate it fast and then I felt like barfing.

By Friday, I was feeling weird and I knew something was coming. By Saturday, we had an outing and that morning, I was very fatigued and lethargic and barfy. By Sunday, I was bad again in the AM, but continued the Humaworm and was ok by evening.

By Monday, crap hit the fan and I was really sick. I was in tears at why. Was it Humaworm? Was it a relapse because now I am on Day 22 with no Lyme ABX? Then I started spotting. It was not normal. Was it ovulation issues? My stomach was cramping pretty bad.

By Tuesday, I was a mess and my husband “advised” me that I get off Humaworm and if I didn’t, he would cut off all my hair in my sleep. Now I knew he meant business because under normal circumstances, he generally leaves me alone to do whatever I want and is rarely involved at any decision making on my part. That’s why I love him.

So I took his advice and on Day 23, I put the kibosh on Humaworm and waited another day before I went back on my STUPID LYME MEDICATION.

In between this week, I’m pretty sure that all I had was a banana, an apple and a piece of toast. I was starving, but then anything past 4 bites I was full and nauseous. At one point, I actually had the urge to vomit but nothing came out. So, I started to panic and against my better judgement, I started to you know what.

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I was wondering if I had some type of the stomach flu that was brought on my nothing, food poisoning, gastroparesis, appendicitis, a pissed off tapeworm, a herx, or some form of demonic possession. My BFF ordered me to go on a one week google fast. Instead of going to google, I must go to the Bible.

Today, I went for acupuncture and told her of my issues. I was surprised when she said she couldn’t find my pulse. I am pretty sure that’s not a good sign. Firstly, all of the blood labs has issues drawing my blood. Then this woman now says she can’t find my pulse. This is why my husband keeps saying he married a vampire. (Happy Halloween by the way).

At the end of the acupuncture session she says she doesn’t think I have the flu. She doesn’t know what it is. But she sure knows that I have major digestive issues.

Here is what I think went down: I was off meds for 3 weeks, started downing 2500 mg capsules full of potent herbs for 22 days. Maybe it caught up with me and I had a relapse. Whatever it was, this “relapse” felt almost the same as Day 1 of Lyme. Almost. I think the acupuncture session got my appetite back because I ate some spaghetti tonight without any issues…. so far.

Humaworm Summary

Do not be swayed by my posts. I strongly believe that Humaworm works. If you do your research and want to try it, by all means go ahead. It’s only $39 or so. As for me, I noticed that my pathways felt clearer, however when I had symptoms, it was hard to tell whether they were Lyme symptoms or Humaworm symptoms. Maybe I didn’t drink enough water. I don’t know. Whatever it was, I couldn’t go another day feeling like I did after the 3rd week. I am glad I made it that far and overall, I did pretty ok with it, I just wasn’t sure what happened that made it go sideways.

Either way, I still highly suggest this product. And if you take it, good luck and I would love for you to comment on your progress here. Who knows, I may take it again next year. I still have a full 30 day dose in my freezer.

Humaworm Parasite Cleanse {Day 15~21}


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Against my desired intentions, my Humaworm updates are going to get pretty lame. Life got in the way, the days were gelling together, blah blah blah.

Me:
I am feeling very very very good. Pathways continue to open, circulation is getting better. No toilet mishaps, well maybe one, and that’s because I ate spicy instant Chinese noodles which no doubt had a severe helping of MSG. Have I seen any worms? No. But that’s because I barely look. Towards the end of the week, I was feeling extremely UGHHH. Like Lyme UGHHH.

Husband:
He stopped being a chicken and upped back to full dose on day 18. When he did the full dose, the headache came back within half an hour, but a very tolerable headache. I asked him if he can breath better and he thought about it and said “Why yes!” He never really was a good communicator. But then again, what husbands are? Near the end of the week, the headache was building every day again and he couldn’t handle it so he went back down to one dose. He missed a dose on one occasion.

Humaworm Parasite Cleanse {Day 8~14}


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  • Husband started 2 days after me, but I’m just going to lump our days together from now on.
  • If you missed the update, I emailed Humaworm asking if Husband can do half doses. They said yes, he can do 60 days instead at half a dose, but recommended that he try to go back to full dose and see.
  • 6 year old glanced at my computer and saw this graphic and said “Mommy, is that an ice cream or a glob of poo?”

Day 8
Me: Nothing extraordinary.
Husband: Nothing extraordinary. His headache is now subsided.

Day 9
Me: Nothing extraordinary.
Husband: Nothing extraordinary.

Day 10
Me: 
Nothing extraordinary.
Husband: 
Nothing extraordinary. We argued about when he will go back to full dose. He is just a chicken. He missed his evening dose .

Day 11
Me:
Aunt Flo came to same hi this morning. Then I had acupuncture. After the session, I felt all warm and cozyl like all the circulation was back in my body. I can feel blood going to places that I’ve never felt before. That soon came to a halt because when I got home, I got a headache. Probably from the detox, or Aunt Flo, or Humaworm, or Lyme. Don’t you just hate it when you don’t know why? Had about 3 BM’s today but didn’t see anything smiling back at me. Evening dose had major heartburn like never before. I know this is common though, but it was like someone lit my throat on fire. I tried to drink tons of water, but that didn’t help. I ate a banana and then it went away. By the evening, I was much better and very happy and felt totally awesome.

Husband: Nothing going on with him either except his evening dose, he was working and didn’t have access to water so he swallowed the pill dry. Why anyone would do that and not simply just wait to get water is beyond me. Perhaps it was because I was constantly texting him asking if he took his evening dose. And when I start nagging, you will kinda do anything to shut me up.

Day 12
Me:
Nothing extraordinary.
Husband:
Last night Husband said he had very vivid dreams and hallucinations. He said it was the worst sleep ever and he didn’t get a good night’s rest and he has never experienced this in his life. Dreams consisted of The Matrix like action sequences that made his mind overworked and his heart rate beating really fast. I couldn’t help but laugh. Now imagine if he was on the full dose. The poor guy will have a cow.

Day 13
Me: 
Nothing extraordinary.
Husband: Nothing extraordinary.

Day 14
Me: Karma is a you know what. The night before, I had the worst sleep ever too. I had very vivid dreams, though with me, we were hostages in our own house and I don’t remember much but it was a life and death situation.
Husband: Nothing extraordinary.

SUMMARY OF WEEK 2

ME: I am beginning to think that maybe I don’t have any parasites. Because I am not really seeing anything, but I can’t be sure. Overall, I have felt the same, however noticed increased circulation in arms and legs (even before the acupuncture). Lyme symptoms are still there, but I noticed the body vibrations increasing again. I have been off all meds now for 14 days, the first time ever.

HUSBAND: I am not sure what’s up with him. I asked him how his BM’s were doing and he said “They are all over the place.” I wasn’t sure what that meant and I didn’t pry any further because we were eating dinner at the time and it wasn’t an appropriate time for me to visualize any answers. Hopefully next week he will be on full dose and stop being such a drama queen.

 

Humaworm Parasite Cleanse {Day 1~7}


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That whole Spinal Tap and Blood Patch ordeal set me back a few weeks, but cheers to another round of human guinea pig starring ME. Here is the scoop:

  • To read up on what all this Humaworm stuff is about, read my previous post.
  • After 1.5 years of taking Lyme meds, I am on a 30 day antibiotic break ok’d by my Lyme Doc.  
  • With Humaworm, you take it 12 hours apart. 1/2 before breakfast and 1/2 before dinner on an empty stomach so that the buggers eat the herbs and die. Make sure you drink at least 8 cups of water all day to flush out toxins and to avoid constipation.
  • I also forced got Husband to take it with me, however he started 2 days after me.
  • I am not paid to write this post nor review it. Visit Humaworm for more info and see what types of herbs they pack into this tiny little capsule.

OUR STATS:

ME: I am a 38 year old female, 5 foot 1 and about 114 pounds. Have been in Lyme treatment for 1.5 years after 2 years of mysterious symptoms. Am currently at about 90-95% recovery.
HUSBAND: He is a 39 year old male 5 foot 11 about 210 pounds. History of asthma, seasonal allergies, shellfish allergy and sinus and nasal issues. He says that he normally breathes through one nostril at a time. Had surgery for deviated septum in 2002. Has an iron clad stomach and can pound down any food related competition involving burgers. However early in Jan 2013, he went to Haiti for business and most likely brought back a friend because he was sick for a week (despite the $350 vaccinations). To sum it up, he said it felt like a samurai sword was going through his stomach. Other than that, no major health issues.


Day 1
Me: 
Normal BM in the am however I don’t think that the Humaworm worked into my system then. Did some errands and then in the afternoon felt very sick to my stomach. It could be the herx that I am going through from my acupuncture detox the last week because I have been on a steady herx now for about 4 days and today was the worse. In and out I felt like vomiting, then I was hungry, then I felt barfy. It’s hard to distinguish but I am guessing it’s herx symptoms. At about 4 pm, had a headache and needed to lie down.

Day 2
Me: 
Had 3 BM’s in the morning, (ya I know! not normal for me!) Much better today however very gassy. Like I swallowed a box of air. Was scared I couldn’t make it to this thing I had to do, but I persevered and went which is about 50km from my house with no emergency washroom trips that I was anticipating. A little bit dizzy and drunk but who knows if it’s from Lyme.

Day 3
Me:
Some vertigo is coming back, but different type of vertigo. I don’t get the heartburn that alot of people complain about. I have drinking water like crazy and I didn’t have a BM today and I am quite scared because “they” say that you should have 3 BM’s a day while on Humaworm. I don’t see how that is physically possible since I don’t eat alot, but if you are backed up, then you should do an enema and there’s no way I am going to try that. I will stick with my sauna detoxes and water. I also had in and out bits of nausea, and some weird tingling in legs. Not sure if this is the Humworm, or the fact that I have now been off meds for 3 days or if it’s Lyme related. This peeing thing is working my last nerve. As soon as I go and finish, I go do whatever I have to do, then have to go again. This is worse than pregnancy urination.

Husband Day 1: He had a headache coming on before he woke up, then took the 2 pills at 7 am, then the headache got progressively worse and at 2:30pm he was couch bound for about 3 hours leaving me to entertain 6 year old. Is it related to Humaworm? I don’t know. Does it work that fast on Day 1? Does that mean he is really toxic? He has never done a cleanse before.

Day 4
Me:
I was all concerned last night because on Day 3, I didn’t have a BM, so I was googling until 11:30pm about this, and this, and this, and wondering how on earth I’m going to execute it and what would happen if 6 year old accidentally walks into the bathroom and starts questioning why I’m lying on the floor with a tube shoved up my butt. Good news is that I did have a small BM in this morning at 6:45am, although it was kind of forced due to my paranoia. I got 6 year old to school at 7:15am and went back to bed for half hour. Then had the urge to go to the loo. I was ecstatic! I was set and ready to see creepy critters, but there was nothing out of the ordinary. After my shower I felt very good, just some minor vertigo again. Went out and did errands.

Husband Day 2: Poor guy didn’t get off the couch from the day before. He went straight to bed with that massive headache and didn’t wake up until 7:00am this morning. He must have take 8 tylenols. He still doesn’t believe that the Humaworm can work that fast. But again, he’s never had a headache that landed him in bed for 16 hours. He also said his mouth felt like a garbage truck. This is definitely a Humaworm thing because it makes your tongue feel rotten. He went about his day, did some meetings at work, called me on the way home saying the headache is coming back, came home at about 5:00pm and went to bed. Our friends wanted to see a movie with them but I said “No can do, Husband is in bed fatigued and headached“. I was asked what happened. I said “A worm is mighty pissed!!!“. I kept asking him if he wanted to go to the ER and he looked really sly and said “Why they are going to ask me what I am taking, and I am going to say that I bought these herbal pills online. Then they might go ahead and do a spinal tap.” I wasn’t amused. The night dose, he halfed the dose to only 1 pill.

Day 5
Me: 
I had a normal BM in the morning and I think I saw something but I was so grossed out, I didn’t look further. I’ve been feeling a bit of tremors and body vibrations again. I am still on full dose.
Husband Day 3:
He took 1 pill instead of 2 this morning. Headache is still probably about a 2/10. We debated why he has been hit hard, and I had hardly anything happen yet. I think it’s because I have been in some type of treatment for 1.5 years and maybe my bacteria load is down? It was a PA day, so 6 year old was home, we took him to play some glow in the dark mini golf and then saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in the afternoon, I felt nauseous for about an hour, Husband’s headache was ramping up but tolerable. Evening dose for him was again 1 pill.

Day 6
Me:
Nothing out of the ordinary. Same thing.
Husband Day 4:
Is still at half a dose. Headache is still a 2/10.

Day 7
Me: Today, we had a very busy day starting off at 9 am. Church then his whole fam came over for Thanksgiving dinner. I am trying to still take my supplements, but I have kind of let that slide. It was a draining day and at about 9pm, I felt kind of sick. I drank maybe 2 glasses of water all day which maybe why.
Husband Day 5: 
Still at half dose. He is scared to up to full dose. You can safely say that he now has had a headache without any relief since beginning. I told him that I don’t think he can stay at half dose for the 30 days, that would kinda defeat the purpose. I was scared that he would only upset his worms and then they would become resistant. He wasn’t understanding why the worms liked his head and I told him that I think that they go for the weakest part of your body. (I am only saying this because I remember my Holistic Lyme guy saying that Lyme attacks your weakest link). Which makes sense because he has bad allergies and sinus issues. Anyway, I emailed Humaworm about the half dose and am waiting for a response.
*UPDATE* Humaworm’s Response – “… the 60 days should be effective. Just takes longer. Perhaps, after two weeks, on off days he can increase the dose to see if it is better… I am so sorry that he has experienced the headaches…. “

SUMMARY OF WEEK 1

ME: I went head on at full dose the whole week. I have been having these tingly sensations. Like detox tingly sensations that seems like pathways are being opened. The other times I have experienced this is the first time I did this Liver Cleanse 4 years ago (Pre-Lyme) to get rid of gallstones. It’s a good sensation, almost like feeling as if blood is going to places that were blocked or something. I also feel this when the acupuncture helps open up pathways. I also notice that about half an hour after the pills, I feel dizzy. I also realize now that it has been 7 days being off all Lyme meds and nothing unusual has happened. I get the minor symptoms, body vibrations, some nausea and the vertigo. If you are concerned about doing everyday stuff, you can, Humaworm doesn’t have you chained to the toilet (as I thought). You can still go shopping, go to school, go to work. As for the poop stuff, I didn’t notice any major thing going on.

HUSBAND: He has never done a real detox ever, he ate rather poorly (I think) for most of his life and is well known for his love of burgers and all things bacon and meat. His die off was pretty severe, which really only consisted of bad headache, and some gassiness, but enough for him to go down to half a dose. Not sure when he will go back up to the right dosage but I say to wait until the headaches clear and then go back up. The problem in his situation is that he has to work and sometimes it is labour intensive.

Bottom line: This Humaworm thing is POTENT.

After you read this post, you will drive yourself to the nut house.


Sept 11 was my 4th LLMD appointment. I see her every 6 months. She is a 5.5 hour drive from me. We left at 8:30 pm because my husband had to work. At about 2:00 am when we crossed the border into the USA, this happened.

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No, that is not the eye of Terminator, that is a cop. He said we were doing a 65 in a 35 zone. I am not sure what this means because I speak in kilometres. Moreover, it was 2 am, pitch black, country road, no signs anywhere. We played the foreigners game and he let us go.

We arrive at the hotel at 2:30 am. 6 year old loves staying at hotels and woke us up at 6:30 am because he was all excited. YAY.

I twiddled my thumbs until 10:15 am because my appointment was at 10:30 am. I later found out that my appointment was actually 10:00. I wasn’t aware the new policy that you have a PRE-appointment with a nurse. YAY.

It’s a 2 minute drive from the hotel to my doctors office, so that was the only thing easy about this day. I can sum up the appointment into 2 sentences.

I basically told her that I need something that will kick me in the pants for the last and final time and drive these mother !@#$%$^^ out of my body so that I can live in peace and lead a normal life. She is having me stay on the same treatment (Alinia, Artemesinin, Bab2)  but will adding 2 other antibiotics into the mix. Namely Malarone (never taken it) and Zithromax (which I was on last year).

Here is where it gets fun.

First of all, I will have to go and get Alinia AGAIN. I simply have no words. Here are my Alinia adventures here, here, here, and here.

Now my Malarone adventure beings here.

I leave her office with the 3 prescriptions in hand. Alinia, Zithromax, and Malarone. The receptionist gave me some discount cards which can be used at pharmacies.

Mission: Acquire the 140 pills of Malarone.

DRIVE TO TARGET
They don’t have Alinia, they don’t have Zithromax, but they do have Malarone (only 49 pills).

DRIVE BACK TO HOTEL TO PICK UP HUSBAND AND CHILD AND CHECK OUT

DRIVE TO WALGREENS
They have Alinia, they have Zithromax, they have Malarone. YAY
Pharmacist: Maam, your total for all these will be $5,490
Me: UM, Hang on, let me clean the wax out of my ears. COME AGAIN????
It turns out the Alinia was $4000.
Me: NO THANK YOU SIR! I will go back to my computer and buy it online and go through customs and curse all day. BUT I will take the Malarone and Zithromax for the cheap price of $900.
Pharmacist:  Great! Let me check if we have them in stock
Me: UGHHH
Pharmacist: Oh, sorry we only have 72 pills of Malarone.
Me: Target has 49. Can you guys somehow make it so that I can get this?
Pharmacist: Yes, here’s the RX number, go and call Target and give them this and we will transfer them the files. Come back in 25 minutes and pick up your meds.
Me: Great. Thanks

I call Target. No answer. I get back in the car with Husband and Child and say to hell with it, we are driving back to Target. But wait! Lets check out Kmart and Walmart first.

DRIVE TO KMART
Me: Hi how much Malarone do you have in stock?
Pharmacist: 8 pills and we don’t have the generic.
Me: Thank you. Bye

DRIVE TO WALMART
Me: Hi how much Malarone do you have in stock?
Rep: Honey you are in the wrong line, you have to go over there.
Me: OMG SOMEONE SHOOT ME PLEASE?
Pharmacist: we have 15 pills
Me: Thank you. Bye

DRIVE BACK TO TARGET
Me: Hi, I was just here and went to Walgreens. They have 72. Can I get the other 49 from you?
Pharmacist: No sorry we don’t that.
Me: Walgreens says you can. Here’s the RX number
Pharmacist: Oh ok, then. Come back by 1:30, because we close for lunch and won’t open until 2:00 PM.
I look at my watch. It’s 1:12.

AT THIS POINT, I AM READY TO COMMIT MURDER.
If my math is correct, my presciption for Malarone is 140. Target has 49, Walgreens has 72 which only equals 121. LIGHTBULB! Walmart has 15!

DRIVE BACK TO WALMART
ME: Hi again. (with a super fake smile). Can I please get the 15 Malarone pills you have? Here is the RX number. Thank you and goodbye.

DRIVE BACK TO WALGREENS
Made it! Picked up the 72 pills
Husband: OMG YOU FINALLY HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR HAND!
Child: MOMMY! WE HAVE BEEN DRIVING IN CIRCLES FOR 2 HOURS, IM HUNGRY WAAAAAA!

DRIVE BACK TO TARGET AT 1:29 pm
Made it! Picked up the 49 pills

DRIVE BACK TO WALMART
Made it! Picked up the 15 pills

Still short 4 pills. Do you think I care? HELL NO!!!!!!! And here’s the cost of this week’s episode of the Amazing Race.

WALGREENS
Zithromax: $612.43 (with discount)$ 497.37 = $3.55 / pill
Malarone: $444.69 (with discount) $238.57 = $3.31 / pill

WALMART
Malarone: $87.08 (NO discount) = $5.80 / pill

TARGET
Malarone: $359.27 (NO discount) = $7.33 / pill

Total Spent on Doc and Meds: 1618.59
Hotel: $80
Food: $50
Gas: $120
Sanity: Priceless

Now, can someone please send me a medal?

Now look what I gone and did.


Something is screwy with WordPress. I originally wrote this 6 days ago, but wondered why it was like crickets over here… I usually get some type of response or likes and so I went back to login and it says it’s in draft mode? UGH. So here it is.

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That last herx I had wasn’t pretty, it lasted for about 10 days and left me pretty much feeling like pure crud. So to celebrate the awesomeness of it all, I went and purchased this.

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I did my research. I read alot on curezone.com, fished through alot of testimonials, emailed back and forth with the Humaworm client rep for about a week. And finally decided Hey, Why Not. What’s the worst that could happen? I purchased 2 sets, one for my hubs and one for me so we can hold hands and go through this together while we ride off into the sunset.

Many say that we de-worm our pets, but never ourselves. And to that I would like to say, “Hmmm….yes, that’s true, but we also don’t frolick outside 18/7, bathe once a month and lick our own butts.” However, they do have a point.

Now my only concern with this Humaworm thing is that you can’t take Probiotics. I guess because it cancels each other out. I will need to speak to my doc about this because I will probably go on a one month med hiatus.

I found a rather humorous blog of a guy who did the Humaworm parasite cleanse and wrote about each day. READ IT HERE. Nothing to be scared about. I am confident that whatever this Humaworm does to me, it will not come near to the trip I took to Hades last year flying first class.

NOW

So as far as now, I am still alive and feeling pretty bloody fantastic. I have been relatively symptoms free for about 2 weeks. However am battling some pretty bad headaches. Now I remember that my good old LLMD said to me once “You will feel pretty gross and stuff and then all of a sudden, you will just feel better.” Now the emphasis on the “better” was something like an “a-ha moment“, something like the picture below. I am referring to that split second when the music goes “ahhhh..” kind of angelic like. I am hoping this feeling will stay.

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JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE

So my mom told me to go with her to see this Japanese Acupuncturist. My mom had been seeing her for about 3 months and she cured her of numbness and tingling in her arm that was bothering her for months. So I went last week and told this Japanese lady of my story and in her cute little Japanese accent, she described to me that Lyme is just a label that Westerners use. In fact, most diagnosis’s are labels.

What acupuncture does is balance out your body so that it repairs your immune system so that it can help you fight whatever is messing with you. She said my digestive system is very weak. The 1 hour session consisted of much prodding on my abdomen and pushing on alot of organs. I have done acupuncture before but it was never like this! I am usually used to the acupuncturist sticking 4 needles in me and then leaving me to die in the room for 30 minutes. Kidding. No seriously, she was basically in the room with me for that entire hour going around the table that I was lying on. 30 minutes I was lying on my back (you had to disrobe and lie under sheets) and she would be inserting needles, taking them out, applying acupressure in a certain spot etc. Then the other 30 minutes was lying on my stomach. And the whole rigmarole was then focussed on my back. At one point, I smelled incense and I think she was burning the needles. I did a little more research and found out it is called Moxibustion.

The whole experience was very calming and I will be seeing her again in 2 days and then probably once a month. However, later that day I had a headache the size of Texas. Anyway, I am sure this was a huge toxin release, but I am very excited to continue this treatment. Read more on the difference between Japanese and traditional Chinese Acupuncture here.

Update: So I went and saw her again, and told her about my headaches and electrical shocks in my head. She was like Hmmmm… She went about and did her treatment and then at the end said my head was very “puffy” and “soft”. It is supposed to be hard and she made me feel the base of her skull. My head being soft meant it was congested. I remember the last time, I felt this kind of release, like water pouring over my head, like blood was being let in or something and some type of pathway was opened up….

UPCOMING POSTS:

  • LLMD Visit is in 2 days
  • My next series of posts will probably be about the Humaworm (Starting Sept 16, 2013). I will most likely do a 30 day diary.

OMG, I’m now 18 months into treatment and feeling worse.


Sorry for the title. I vowed in my entire existence that these words would never come out of my mouth let alone my keyboard. I have become my own worst enemy. I am a hypocrite. I am sorry.

Truth is, the past few weeks have kind of put me through the ringer. Yes, I know this is something that you don’t want to hear, especially the newbies. But don’t fret, this soon shall pass.

Most of my symptoms came after eating at Boston Pizza. I have made a promise to myself I would never eat there again. Reason being the last 2 times I ate there, 1) I found a dead fly in my spaghetti 2) I had the worst heart burn and gallbladder pain for 3 days. Rivaled the same pain as I did BEFORE I removed my gallbladder. Go figure.

Then Aunt Flo came to say hi 3 days after and then all hell broke loose. I thought I would recover after she left but nope. It is lingering! Last night wasn’t too hot. So what is it for me? I feel sick. Like I ate something rotten. My head feels spinny like I got drugged and forced to drink a bottle of vodka. My appetite is kind of gone. I crashed a bit hard last night and this morning couldn’t get out of bed until 9:30 am. My poor 6 year old wouldn’t have made it to camp if my husband wasn’t home to drive him.

So anyhow, this is where I am at. I am toying with the idea of purchasing this: HUMAWORM. They have a pretty informational website. I have read very good reviews, complete with pictures of toilet adventures of people digging through poop for evidence. If you have tried this, please comment, would love to hear your results, but don’t necessarily want to see your poop.

I see my lovely doc in a month and can’t wait to see what she has for me next. I’m being sarcastic. I seriously thought that I would be done and over this crap by end of this year. I am not too sure given the festivities that happened the past couple of weeks.

It’s good to have friends out there who know what you are going through. Kevin, (we see the same doc), gently pushed me to send an email to her. Here it is.

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“Hope all is well! I have a some concerns. I am on the Alinia/Artemisinin treatment and on full doses of everything. I couldn’t handle the vegan diet, so am eating meat. I have been doing excellent the past several months and my highest peak was 95%. But in the past 3 weeks or so, I seem to have regressed I would say back down to 75-80%, now having my first lyme symptoms which is freaking me a bit out. The biggies are nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness and vertigo and some minor fatigue. But enough for me sometimes to crash hard. These have been re-occuring symptoms but again the past few weeks/days have gotten severe. What do you make of this? What should I do? I see you in Sept 11. Should I wait until then to assess?

Response:

“This may be herx. Make sure to do detox/homeopathic detox/herx treatment. If you need to lower the doses of the supplements. Let me know if it still is a problem.”

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My question is, how can your herx be WORSE 6 months into a treatment regimen? Isn’t it supposed to get better? Just sayin’.

Today I also did the usual monthly blood work. Blah. My levels have been pretty steady the past few months. Ok so that’s it. Nothing else. I am hoping my next post will not be talking about poop. But if I decide to purchase the Humaworm, it may very well be. Stay tuned.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.


So, I ran out of my Alinia and had to go get a refill now across the Niagara border. YAWN. BORING. We decided to make it an adventure and stay the night. Little 6 year old buddy doesn’t recollect ever seeing the falls even though we brought him there 2 years ago. Kids and their memories huh? GEEZ. You would think they would remember seeing something significant like 6 million cubic feet of water falling ever minute.

The truth shall set you free.

We felt like we were in the twilight zone. We literally breezed through the border crossing into the US. No lineups.

Border Patrol Guy: What is the nature of your business.
Me: Picking up medication.
Border Patrol Guy: How long will you be in the United States.
Me: About 10 minutes.
Border Patrol Guy What is this medication for.
Me: Lyme Disease.
Border Patrol Guy: (Pauses) I don’t even know what that is. But here you go (hands us back passports)
Me: Great. Thanks. (Douchebag)

10 minutes later, we come back but are now stuck in 25 minute border traffic.

Border Patrol Gal: What is the nature of your business.
Me: Picking up medication.
Border Patrol Gal: How long have you be in the United States.
Me: About 10 minutes.
Border Patrol Gal What is this medication for.
Me: Lyme Disease.
Border Patrol Gal: Why aren’t you allowed to get it in Canada?
Me: I don’t know, ask the Government
Border Patrol Gal: How much was it?
Me: About $50
Border Patrol Gal: Can I see your paper work?
Me: Yes, here you go. (prescription from LLMD, invoice for $50 for the meds, delivery notice to the mailbox)
Border Patrol Gal: Thank you, you are free to go. Have a nice day.
Me: Thanks!

So lesson learned. Don’t lie, don’t act skittish, don’t stress, just tell the truth. Have your paper work. Then all is golden.

There will no photos of border crossing, or stupid alinia pill shots, or traffic. Just some amazing shots I took of our little one day vacation over by the Falls. Of the 33 years that I have been living in Toronto, this was the first time that we did “Journey Behind the Falls“, a self guided tour where you are literally right beside the falls. When I say literally, I mean like you go down an elevator, put on a plastic rain coat and get soaked from just standing.

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This is a picture of the hallway at the Sheraton. I walked this by myself at 12:00 am and literally freaked myself out.

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In other news, this appeared in our local paper. Kevin, our local celebrity from “Lyme Savers” was also mentioned. Way to go Kevin!

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Last on my list of news, I downloaded a totally useless iPad game called “PLAGUE” INC.” for 99 cents. It allows you to create a disease and infect people all over the world. The goal is to see how fast you can make it go global. I named the disease “EMYL”, which is LYME backwards. It’s such a dumb mindless game and I really could have spent that 99 cents elsewhere like perhaps throwing it in the gutter, but I really paid for it so I can take these nice screenshots for you. See what I do for you?

Now I’m not totally sure why my iPad looks yellow here, because it’s actually white. But this game is stupid and I have already deleted it.

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Update my myself

I am not sure what to make of myself. For about a month or so, I have been operating on a low steady herx of about a 1 on the scale. I am not sure if the A-Bart is doing its job, or if I have just plateaued. I feel like I need that extra push to get me through that golden gate of 100%. It feels like I am near though. I have been semi symptom free now for maybe several days, but little symptoms come and go. I see the doctor beginning of September so we shall see what the future holds.

This stuff is kinda nasty.


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Hmmm. What to write. What to write.

Well, I started A-Bart 3 days ago. It tastes pretty gross. Apparently it’s very potent and even one drop of it can send you into some fit of despair. As says my doc. She advised me to start one drop in 4 TBSP of water and work my way up to 5 drops 2x a day. Or even start at half a drop. Hmm. If you can tell me how to do half a drop out of an eyedropper, please let me know.

I have been progressively getting better however the last 2 weeks, I have been feeling a bit wierdo. Like symptoms from way back are popping up. It’s almost like things are happening in reverse. I read somewhere that as you get better, the first symptoms that appeared will be the last symptoms to go. Does this make sense? So for me here’s my latest annoyances.

  • It feels like I am regurgitating food. Like there is pieces of food stuck in my throat. I know. Gross right? This was one of my very first symptoms that prompted me to see a GI doc and drink this nasty chalky liquid stuff while teeter tottering on a table. And they came to the conclusion that I had Acid Reflux.
  • This trembling that cannot be seen by anyone but me. I asked my husband if he saw my head shaking and he’s like “huh?”. “Oh you mean like old people?”. I said yes. So I tried to sit very still for 60 seconds while he watched my head. He couldn’t see it.
  • Sometimes when I’m at a height of a flare, I feel really nauseous. Like even the sound of my 6 old running up the stairs will make the nauseousness worse. I tried to explain it to my husband and God bless his soul, but he was as confused as a homeless man on house arrest (I couldn’t even come up with that joke, I had to google it). Ok seriously, does that make sense? I said it’s like when a person has a migraine and even a pin dropping would make their migraine worse. Like over-sensitivity to lights. But instead over-sensitivity of sound that makes you wanna barf. Yes? No? OK. I give up.

Here are 2 video’s of Kevin from Lymesavers.ca when he and Dr. Murakami appeared on a local TV Show. I met him at a coffee shop a couple of weeks ago and we spent an hour discussing the sordidness of Lyme. I swear that my story is EXACTLY the same as his. If you put my body on that couch talking to that woman (who BTW needs to find a new profession), I would have said the exact same thing. WORD FOR WORD.

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Last but not least, this is a bit of old news, but my secret guilty pleasure is watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. One of the housewives on there who is married to the musician David Foster recently found out she had Lyme. She realized that while filming the show, things were not right and finally at the season finale reunion (you know with all the shouting back and forth), she knew that when she couldn’t defend herself properly with all the other women, that something was very wrong. Lyme had infected her brain resulting in Neuroborreliosis. Anyway, here’s her story. And I hope she can bring Lyme to light with her celebrity.

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