Health Update October '15

There have not been a ton of changes in my health, but I wanted a place to stash a few links so I decided to do an update post.

So far, the Lyme is slowly getting beat back. I did two rounds of one treatment and got some mixed results so we decided to go on to the next phase of treatments. What I mean by "mixed results" is that most of my results were looking really good, but a few were contradictory. Because lyme is notoriously tricky and hard to beat, we decided to be safe rather than sorry.  Even still, I was able to quit taking a few supplements altogether so that is some real progress!

Overall, I am feeling better. The aching in my joints has gone completely, so that's a huge blessing! I feel like I have a bit more energy. Most nights I sleep pretty well.

I down a new vial every Thursday so the weekends are sort of blah for me. I never know what to expect. I might feel a bit sluggish, have digestion issues, or have a bit of a sore throat. Yesterday and today I've had this annoying feeling of a lump in my throat. It's a grab bag of symptoms every time.

I start feeling better by Monday, thankfully.

My biggest complaint, still, is the weight gain. Dr. Jeanne told me she's seen this time and again and that the weight should come off after we've defeated the Lyme, but it's still so hard.

I decided to look into the why behind weight gain with Lyme disease and was relieved (I guess?) to find that it is extremely common. 80% of Lyme sufferers have uncontrollable weight gain. I'm in good company.

It sounds like the weight gain comes from lyme toxins binding to certain receptors (leptin and grehlin?) as well as the way it drags down the liver, adrenals, and thyroid.

Honestly, I've been very blessed. Many lymies report major weight gains such as 80bls in a year. It makes my 20-30lbs seem paltry by comparison!

Lyme Detox Ideas

Bentonite Clay for Detox

Lyme and Weight Issues

I like the idea of taking something like Bentonite Clay to help attract and absorb lyme toxins. I'm going to try that every night for a while and see if I think it helps anything.

I think I have about 5 vials left of my current round so 5 weeks until I'm tested again. Looking forward to positive results!



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