lyme - cleansing and detoxifiying questions

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   Posted 10/26/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

I read over and over again about the need to detoxify with lyme and have done my best to take daily epsom salt baths and infrared sauna and ionic foot baths. I have not been great about cleansing during this whole process. I am not on any medications right not (it has been almost 2 weeks) and have started Dr. Jernigans program. In his book, he states that however you treat lyme, you must also detoxify and cleanse. He suggests the master cleanse. I have started this and my goal is to do it for 5 days (recommendation is 7- 14 days). I am wondering if others have tried this for lyme. It does have sugar in it which seems to go against the lyme diet. I am on day 2 and so far feel o.k. (no horrible headaches or nausea)

My symptoms, however, have kicked into full gear since stopping the meds, crazy muscle twitching, tingling in mouth, gums down legs the same (a vibratory tingling). I feel like little pins are pricking away at my gums and in my throat. When I talked to my dr. she felt like I was herxing and to stop meds until it calmed down. I've decided to cleanse and detoxify for the time being and try to build up my immune system with Dr. Jernigans protocol.

We'll see. . ..

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/26/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelly, every cleanse I've done has been horrible on the 3rd day. Drink lots and lots and lots and lots of water. The more water you drink the more your system will flush out those toxins.

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   Posted 10/27/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,
I followed Dr. Jernigan's protocol and never did the master cleanse, I have no idea why, duh!  Still plan on doing it one of these days..   idea
I think it's too soon for you to do this cleanse, if it were me I would stop it and just concentrate on the detox baths and foot baths including the ionic foot baths.
It is very possible that you are still feeing the effects of the meds which need to first get out of  your system before during any "serious" cleansing.  It's almost like a withdrawal thus the more detox baths you do the faster you will get the remains of the meds out of your body.
I hope this helps and that you start feeling better,
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:

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