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   Posted 5/31/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a few questions about taking a naturopathic approach as opposed to antibiotics for the time being, since i havent yet been to an llmd to officially diagnose me since my tick bite. in your opinion is this a good plan? I plan on getting the recommended books as well as seeking out some of the llmd's that were emailed to me but all has to be done in time as money will allow.

Im wondering if any one thing has to be done first? basically im worried if i do one thing before another it may adversely affect me....Can i start with something like detox baths while implementing proper diet (the diet thing is a struggle i have 3 ppl to cook for and a horrible sweet tooth!) ..then work my way to supplements and such? Also is it acceptable to start this before i get tested or could it possibly affect test results? AND lastly, i take celebrex for joint pain/swelling, im wondering if i can continue to take it and after i get an established detox/health routine can i THEN stop taking them? or should i stop taking them before taking natural supplements and daily detoxes? i know its alot of questions and im sure there are online sources i could research rather than bothering you all with them any links or suggestions would be welcome! thank you

ps is the regular old hydrogen peroxide 3% that you find in the pharmacy ok to use for detox baths?? confused

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   Posted 5/31/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't see why you couldn't take it slow. I usually have to do that whether I'm on antibiotics or supplements. I don't see how detoxing and eating right could affect the test in any way. The test picks up antibiodies against Lyme bacteria in your blood. I highly doubt that doing those two things will affect the test in any way. I'm sure members that chose natural remedies will be here soon to chime in on this.

I would not stop taking Celebrex if I were you. If I am not mistaken, I think you have to slowly taper off of it and it is probably helping with pain. You should be able to continue taking the celebrex along with the supplements. I take supplements with my medications. Usually, it is safe to take supplements with medications, but ask your doctor first.

Yes, it's the regular hydrogen peroxide you get at a store or pharmacy.
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Prescription Meds: Savella, Tramadol, Hydrocortisone, Plaquenil
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   Posted 6/1/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your reply, thats good to know because eventually id like to be off celebrex if my symptoms improve but, at this point if i were to stop i wouldnt be able to move. As far as supplements, aside from just vitamins, Ive seen cats claw is helpful are there any others to look into? do they actually help to rid the body of bacteria hence the need for detox baths etc?

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   Posted 6/1/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome!  I became totally better from chronic lyme using alternative medicine and have been well 4 years plus..  I did try cat's claw (nutramedix samento) and that didn't help me much.  Then a friend of mine recommended that I read Dr. Jernigan's book called "Beating Lyme Disease" and after reading his book, I followed his "healing at home" protocol and got totally well from that.   I read his original book but he has come out with an updated book.  
I suggest reading this book and then you can make up your mind to what path you want to follow.  Dr. J's protocol includes lots of detoxing (so I would say that after you do numerous detox baths, dry skin brushing, foot baths, etc.) that you could taper off the Celebrex.  
If you are interested in buying Dr. J's book, here is the link below.  He also has a clinic in Kansas (I never went there but other members here have).   Dr. J. had chronic lyme himself and thought he was going to die but he healed himself and decided to help others, hence his books and clinic.
For some reason I can't connect to the website for ordering his book, I am getting error messages.  Anyway,  the softcover is less money compared to the hard cover.
If you read the sticky thread on top "New to Lyme ~ Start Here!" you can read about all the benefits of detox baths and well as other forms of detoxing.
Hope this helps,

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   Posted 6/2/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
any idea why the tops of my feet would be burning after a foot bath?? too much cayenne maybe lol? id like to know so i can adjust the problem if anyone else has had that happen, thanks :)

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   Posted 6/2/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Happened to me too when I first started doing them. Yes, too much cayenne. Use less next time and it should be better. There should be some "warmth" sensation going on, but when it burns that means you're using too much.

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