I don't think I was ever on a Yahoo group for thyroid issues, but I'm 'Traveler' or 'Artraveler' everywhere I go, so if you remember that, you'll know where I've been - LOL! Although I also don't post much on any other site than here. I can't even remember where all I've gone for help on the different things for dealing with these infections!
That's really wonderful
that your thyroid has healed so well!! I didn't know for sure that it could be done, so you just encouraged me a great deal!!! My Grandmother had her thyroid removed and no one knows the reason, so once I started having thyroid issues, I figured that would most likely be the final outcome for me as well - but now with your news, I feel like it may not have to come to that! WOO HOO!!!
The first week of abx for most people are pretty uneventful -although it wasn't for me. It kind of gives a sense of false security. Then the toxins have a chance to really start backing up because they can't get out fast enough, and some people have quit treatment because of it. Just hang in there, you'll get through this too.
Would you like some links to articles about
toxins creating the herxes? I"d be happy to link them for you if you are interested. I promise that I don't just go around making stuff up, I've searched for information and come up with articles and papers stating the things that I tell others. That was the one thing that bothered me the most when I was a newbie to all of this -
everyone had their own version of what to do and why. I could tell that they were listening to their LLMD's - which was a good thing, but each had their own opinion on these things, so I decided to go find independent research and articles that could back up why I should do this or that. If it's only something that has worked for me, I almost always say so, or if it's just something that I've heard that works for others I always try to say that as well.
As for the detox baths, since you are 'feeling' them so much, I think it would be wiser to just use the foot soaks when you add in more. For me, when I first started using the detox baths, they gave me 3 day migraines every time, as my detox pathways were operating so poorly. Of course that was after a full year of abx without detoxing even once since my LLMD didn't know about
the need, so there was a whole lot of junk backed up, and that's why I "push" detoxing. It quite literally saved my life.
Sooo now that you know more about
me than you ever wanted to (giggle!!
), I should go back to the foot soaks. Just use about
2 - 2 1/2 cups of Epsom salts and about
10 oz of peroxide to a half full 15 liter (or so) dish washing tub, or whatever you are using. Be sure the water is only
a bit warmer than luke warm, as the higher temperature water will have it's own die off
that's triggered - no need to add more to what you are already dealing with! Also don't leave your feet in the water for more than 7 - 10 minutes until your reactions have settled down. Then you can add either
warmer water, or add a bit more time, but not both - at least until your reactions to detoxing go away more. You may even want to forgo the actual baths and go just to the foot soaks for a while.
Each time you are in a herx, the healing slows down equally to the severity of the herx. In other words, the harder you herx, the slower you will heal. That's why they are also known as 'healing crises'. Your body is in crisis mode, only doing what is absolutely necessary as the crisis rises in severity.
I hope this helps some!!