Just Got In My Portable Sauna...Ahhhh!

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/19/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel so much better. Thanks to everyone that helped me out on what to buy and the temperature settings. I was able to set mine on 5 (it goes from 1-6), and stay in for 30 minutes. Boy did I sweat! There wasn't one spot on my body that wasn't wet. It felt good though. I thought that maybe it would make me feel uncomfortable, but it didn't. I actually felt like I could sleep for the first 20 minutes. I love my sauna!
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/19/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Well now I think I'm herxing. I'm running fever, the bottom of my feet hurt and I have chills really bad. Can you herx after detoxing in a sauna?
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   Posted 9/20/2009 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Several months ago when I felt reasonable well I decide to join a gym. I would hit the sauna after each light workout. I had to build up a tolerance but after awhile I really feel like it was beneficial. The combo of doing a light workout and sauna would sometimes make me really suffer for 1-2 days (mostly joint/muscle pain, and lightheadedness). Other times I would be fine. I have no clue why. Unfortunately, I crashed and haven't been since early June. Weird how this disease can switch on and off.

I hope you feel better soon. Hang in there.

Thea_ls
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   Posted 9/20/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I say yes... I herxed after I started up epsom/peroxide baths. My whole body felt like I was 90 years old (I'm 29 this month) for the first 3 days (starting the day after my first bath). My muscles were so sore and I just felt icky. On the 3/4 day I felt amazing. Then I stopped doing them and now I feel crappy again so I'm going to start it back up...I know it's something that needs to be done continually but I got lazy.

On a side note, I also really herx after I go tanning. I have olive skin, so I actually go tanning only to get the herx. My tanning herx symptoms are usually fatigue, dizziness, fogginess, headache, pain behind my eyes (yes, I wear the eyewear), shakiness, weakness, and a real bad flu feeling (minus any vomiting). I haven't gone for a while so I am planning on going tomorrow and the next day. turn

I'm curious, does anyone else herx after tanning?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/20/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies! I also felt really weak about 20 minutes after I got out of my sauna. If I'm herxing, then that's a good thing. I just really hate running fevers. I feel like I got hit by a truck. Ugh! It's funny how I started feeling bad about an hour after I got out of the sauna.

I seem to remember someone else posting about this a few months back.
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Dowa
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   Posted 9/20/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
CG: Start off slow, if you are very toxic you will feel bad at first. At the clinic I detoxed at, they start you off at 5-10 minutes to see how you handle it and work your way up to an hour or so. Drink lots of water also. What temp do you reach at  the #5 setting?  D

Dealie
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   Posted 9/20/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you all read anywhere that the saunas can drive the lyme deeper into your body like it does at times with heavy antibiotics- cyst form I imagine. That is my only concern with the sauna fully knowing that I have to detox. So what does one do- any help would be appreciated. Also, where do you get a portable sauna that is any good? Thank you so much! This is a great group. Wish I had found it earlier!

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   Posted 9/20/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Love your quote Cajun Girl. I had one of those moments today where I broke down as I have been so strong... and I think in that, we can stuff emotions so to speak. I guess I struggle with strength and emoting. Thank you for the quote and moderating. You are adding much to MANY lives.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/20/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dealie,

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for the compliment on the quote:) Ive never heard of saunas making the spirochettes hide. I do know that they die at elevated levels of heat. I'm assuming that's why I herxed. Detoxing is very important when killing off the bacteria. They release toxins when they die. Those toxins wreck havoc on the body causing neuro problems and inflammation. Detoxing gets the toxins out of the body. There are many different ways to detox. Saunas are just one of them.

Here is where I bought my portable sauna. It is an XL, so if you need a smaller one, search on eBay for "portable saunas" and it will bring up a bunch for you to look at.

http://cgi.ebay.com/XL-NEW-STEAM-PORTABLE-SAUNA-SPA-DETOX-ION-ESSENTIAL-OIL_W0QQitemZ180404448725QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2a00f16dd5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_5569wt_948
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/20/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Dowa,

I'm not sure what temperature it is set at at 5. I have to look at the book. I guess I have to set it a little lower. I figured that since I felt comfortable, I was okay. I actually felt really good while I was sitting in there.

Thanks for the help:) You have helped me out a whole lot lately. I appreciate that.
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Dowa
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   Posted 9/20/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
You are very welcome. CG another thing I thought of, you HAVE to shower  iimediately when you get out  of the sauna to rinse the toxins off of the skin. Did you do that? VERY important!   D

CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/20/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't shower but I took a bath right after. I remember Ticker saying how important it was to get the toxins off. You think the bath was okay or is a shower better?
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Dowa
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   Posted 9/21/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
NO, do not bath after sauna. That is where you went wrong. The toxins are on your skin and if you bath after sauna, you are soaking in the toxins. You need a very long, hot (as you can stand) shower to get the toxins off of your skin.  D

CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/21/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was thinking about how I probably scrubbed toxins right back in my pores. Ugh!

Thanks Dowa.
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unwillinghostess
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   Posted 9/27/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've got the portable Sunlight Sauna dome that Dr. Oz mentioned on Oprah and I LOVE it!

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   Posted 9/27/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Unwilling,

How are you?
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Nelson Allan
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   Posted 4/27/2011 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
You'll also be pleased to learn that the portable infrared saunas also help reduce weight by laying the dreaded calories.

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knuks
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   Posted 4/27/2011 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Unwilling....can you give more details on the sauna you have? Lots of them out there. Thanks!

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   Posted 4/27/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nelson Allen,
I'm sorry but we do not allow advertising on this forum. If you have personal experiences with saunas and treating tick-borne infections that you wanted to share that would be great - otherwise you need to contact the Admin here on Healing Well in order to get permission to post.

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   Posted 4/27/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Knucks, I'm sorry, but this could be no more than an attempt at spamming. Please wait until it's worked out whether or not Nelson Allen is trying this or not before you act on any advise given by this person.
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