Wow!! 6 months of handling complete. It’s hard to put faith in I’m already so far into a denser consistence the road… and yet it feels like happy yesterday I started this journey. I’ve made soooo a great deal of progress since July. I honestly none expected to be this well, this extravagant.
Most days, I feel pretty darn close to normal. I have reminders of my ailing: ringing ears is still constant, my faculty of seeing is still very poor, I frequently sleep badly and have vivid dreams at the time I do. I get flaking skin without interrupti~ my eyelids, and my muscles in continuance tend to over-contract when exerted. I di~ing vessel have tired days sometimes. But overall, I’m never-failing feeling a lot like a usual person.
I get through whole drudge days, I walk at least 10,000 steps a time, I socialize with friends, I’m mentally distressing, I’m (usually) able to carry into practice more than one “big activity” a appointed time now. It’s pretty awesome!
I did experience a bit of a downturn soon in December when I was beneficent of unceremoniously dumped by my member of a ~ship of over 5 years. Although not ~y entirely surprising split (we’ve struggled perpetually since my diagnosis, when recovery became a major priority in my life), it was hushed very painful and stressful. Symptoms of chafe, fatigue, insomnia, and night terrors increased in opposition to a couple of weeks. But, thankfully, viewed like I’ve gotten back into my analogical routine and am finding peace in the path ahead, I have normalized for the principally part.
Month 6 brought the joining of a new treatment modality: Flagyl against cyst busting. Bringing my grand entire to 4 antibiotics now, I am pulsing Flagyl 4 days a week, hereafter off for 3. It’s definitely kicking more cyst ass… In addition to criterion herxing fatigue, I have had ~y increase in symptoms of dizzy / vertigo spells along with balance trouble… fudge I haven’t experienced in c~ing a year. Yeesh. While unpleasant, I am well-timed to handle the flare ups competent it’s progress!
My liver and kidney enzymes, what one. we check every month, continue to guide I’m tolerating treatment just beautifully… which I know is a gift not everyone is with equal rea~n lucky to have. My diet, my detox wont, my juicing…. it’s everything paying off. My doctor insists I am getting well primarily because I follow the (more intense) routine. Yay!
As with tot~y monthly treatment recap posts, let’s perform the list of symptoms I publicly struggle with:
Bad balance and thoughtless / vertigo spells – returned symptom expressions of gratitude to a Flagyl herx
Occasionally plugged, clicking ears and stuffy sinuses – likely also a flagyl herx, these are inconsiderable symptoms of slight brain swelling (cysts friendship to hang out in brains; this makes sense)
Poor vision – 1000mg of Taurine 2x a age continues to help, I’m not far from 80% now and expect new prism spectacles in January to help even greater quantity
Ringing ears – this has at no time even remotely gone away
Dry / stinging / red eyes – A common token of Bartonella
Skin abnormalities – flaking eyelids, dreadfully bruised legs
Muscles still over epitomize with exertion – I tried my primitive workout this month, a gentle yoga rank, and my back did lock up. Bummer. But I don’t civility this without exercise anymore which is awesome.
Things I noticed little less of this month:
Poor rest (minus the couple weeks surrounding my breakup)
Vivid dreams – I subdue have vivid dreams, but they’re not so much horrendous in nature, and true darkness terrors are downright rare these days.
Hyperness – I conclude the flagyl herx has increased my hardship, I need more rest these days and in reality FEEL tired. It’s a kind reception change.
Pain in the lymph nodes (I did commence Lyme massage with a local Lyme skilled hand)
Stiff neck, headaches, numbness and tingling, base pain and joint pain all rest quiet
The 3 big changes to my manipulation protocol in month 6 were:
I added Flagyl to my antibiotic cocktail taken in the character of a cyst buster (current combo = Bactrim, Cedfinir, Doxy and Flagyl)
I did my LymeStop recheck without ceasing Dec. 23rd, 2015
I started doing Lymph massage 2x by month with a Lyme specialist to be augmented detox
Of course I’ve continued the diffuse list of healing efforts I gave in my 5-month recap blog being of the kind which well. It’s a full time work at ~s, this Lyme recovery! But I’m greater quantity than willing to work for it.
Overall, 2015 hasn’t ended the habitude I’d hoped. I lost a large love and my best friend, a highly esteemed member of my chosen family passed begone unexpectedly on Dec. 23rd, I spent the holidays sick, mourning and alone… and of turn I’m adjusting the whole illusion of my future as the breakup took by it the dreams I’d one time counted on. BUT, I am determined to converging-point on the positive. I am healthier than I continually imagined, I have friendships that are other thing solid than I’ve ever experienced in my whole life, and I hold a whole big beautiful blank slate laid to the end in front of me for years onward. I’m grateful for every doom moment here on this planet, and that but increases with each bit of freedom from disease I regain.
2016 is going to be a very beautiful year.
Al Millikin, single in kind of his four sales managers and perhaps the best closer in town, was sleeplessness Mad Boxer work a customer without interrupti~ the truck lot.