What are eckorns????
Quoted from nowishowHi SusieD - I have Lyme Disease and recommend you see a doctor as your symptom does sound like it could possibly be caused by Lyme. I was just diagnosed last year and I'm getting better. I'm treating it mostly with herbs that I've been prescribed by an ND. The swami diet helps enormously, but isn't the whole answer. Your regular MD will not be much help with Lyme diagnosis or treatment as you may have noticed from watching "Under our Skin". You'll need to find a Lyme Literate MD or ND. Which is a little harder to do. The symptom list is so long and varied that it's hard to diagnose by yourself. And some of the tests that are given to determine Lyme are useless. I'll see if I can find a doctor for you through my support group. But, here a couple of good websites that might help.
Would you be open to sharing your herb list with us?? I'm very interested. I may be testing soon for this and if I come up positive, I want to know what my options are. I think my Doctor will have some idea to (holistic MD) but the more I know the better, I feel.
Quoted TextThese are acorns.
The ticks do not actually eat the acorns.
Two of their primary hosts do:
White footed mice and deer.
The problem is really with the mice.
The acorns cause the population to grow enormously and the white footed mice are prime carrier of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease.
Quoted from nowishow
Lyme disease is so complicated and so individual that what works for me might not work for you, but here's some of the things that have worked the best for me. Most people have co-infections as well as "Lyme". Babesia was my biggest infection so I was treated for this first, then Bartonella, and now "Lyme".
From this site:
Swami - Very important (secretor test for sure)
Bryon White Formulas - very good, but best if you get guidance with these
Detoxing is the most important thing you can do
Hytrax - this site
ARA plus - this site
Red Root tincture
I've also taken:
I take so many other supplements it would make your head spin! :o It just depends on what kind of support your body needs as you heal. And some people are sicker than others. It's important to know that as you heal you will most likely feel sicker than you did before you started treatment. I've been told that most of the pain is caused from the body trying to rid itself of the bugs and associated toxins. It's a tough road, but I think it's easier if you have this diet by your side.
As far as testing goes, it's not very reliable. I tested positive for Lyme, but negative for Babesia and Bartonella. My doctor diagnosed the last two clinically, which means he asked me a bunch of questions and I answered them. The ND I see is very good and good Lyme specialist are hard to find. I recommend you find the best doctor you can. This is a very tricky disease. :K)
How long have you been dealing with this and do you feel like you're winning? Have you gotten better? I can relate to the tons of supplements, as over the last 3 years, I've been on numerous amounts of supplements to just feel like I'm not on death's door. Over the winter I had a stint where I only needed a couple of them and I was feeling really well. Then as soon as the weather turned this spring. BAM. Now I'm back to needing a whole bunch. And it's taken some time as to figure out the remedies. But now I feel like I have a road to follow.
Can I view your blog? Was your brother giving your a hard time that you weren't taking the antibiotics??? I'm so glad you're getting better. And yeah, healing takes time. I think I had to heal the guts more before we could figure out this whole lyme picture. Plus a little angel named ribbit helped me bring it to the forefront again with her urging me to look into it. I really hadn't given it a strong look recently. The downside is that there can be so many bad things in our systems that take time to uncover, who knows how much better I'll feel. But the upside is that this could be a big deal and make me feel a lot better once working on it. I'm sure it can only help. How long have you been down this road of figuring out how to get better? My problems mostly started about 4-1/2 years ago.
Did you do the blood test or other methods? I'm not sure I want to spend the bucks for it, when I trust what 2 doctors have told me now. I think ribbit didn't necessarily get the lyme blood test done, but she was diagnosed by her ND. I forget how. I'll have to ask her.
Quoted from KimI am taking genoma security and it is stirring up all kinds of pain. I am doing the Igenex western blot and co infection panel on Tuesday. I have an appt with a LLMD on September 1st. I have pulled ticks of myself for years so I have no doubt that I have co-infections.
A good book to buy is "Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies".