Hey Sulma, AND all
, I am really appreciating these particular posts. AND I appreciate the request for questions
, which I do have.
I was off all abx for appx 8-9 months and am now on high doses of Augmentin (for Lyme). I do not have a sauna and will not be able to have one any time soon. Also, I have not felt any benefit from the detox baths and dry brushing, altho I will not give them up altogether.
1) My question: While it's this hot (110 heat index), could I not turn the air way up, get moving and into a good sweat. Then get into a hot shower and keep the heat coming, long as the hot water lasts? Then, maybe scrub down and turn the temp down some to clean off? I understand that saunas are different from 'steam rooms', in that they are dry. Is this necessarily important applied to LYme?
2) Does anyone here know about
the Chi Machine (the orignal 'Sun Ancon', 500 bucks). It is supposed to oxygenate the entire body, cause movement in the spine, massaging all internal organs, etc etc. Would this possibly serve as a detox machine, as I drink 8 oz water before and after the Chi?
3) I have this lined up for my next LLMD appt which will not be for quite awhile (that's how he takes on new patients). I am concerned about
liver and spleen function, simply from Lyme and Babesia, along w/ high doses of abx. Also, I had acute Mono as a teenager and have chronic mono now, which compromises the spleen. I have had very slight pain where I believe my spleen is, tho I find no tenderness from the outside.
Granted, most of the spleen issues I have read about
, regarding Augmentin and babesia refer to patients who have no spleens and that would not include me. But I look 5 months pregnant a lot of the time. Since having all my babies this has NEVER been an issue until several months after contracting Lyme, which I am certain is the culprit in attacking my thyroid.
Question: My belly has exploded since I got Lyme. I'm certain part is weight put on from hypothyroid, but my belly and breasts have gone far past this. My belly is often swollen -- I don't know if it is actually swollen or distended. Would or could this have anything to do w/ liver and/or spleen?
Thru out the day, I am always constipated and have constant gas. However, later in the day, I believe I have the proper movements, tho they are quite hard. Very compact.
Do any of you have opinions on the 'cleanses' provided by regular stores, like Walmart and drug stores? Or possibly virgin olive oil + grapefruit juice? Or should someone like me look at the 'clays', etc?
My new LLMD has just set me up for secure email w/ him, which I believe is fantastic. I was told he is totally dedicated and passionate about
his work, which is not solely LYme. I believe this email system is proof of his passion for helping as many people as possible -- because he will not be making money from providing this service.
So I will be putting together as concise an email for him as possible, and would like others' opinions about
possible liver and/or spleen issues.
I appreciate the heck out of being able to ask these questions here, BEFORE writing to my Dr!
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?