I would recommend only mild pressure (mHBOT = 1.5 ATA or under) for Lyme, as it is a neurological condition.
Thanks for sharing your story and experience!
But I respectfully disagree on the recommendation for only mild pressure mHBOT for Lyme. I understand that is a recommendation. But I believe there just isn't enough information on HBOT and Lyme/coinfection diseases to know which is better (hard chamber vs soft chamber). With Lyme, coinfections, and each individual's needs/story, it's really difficult to know which would be better for an individual. If you have any links about
research on this (hard vs soft, high vs low pressures, etc) specific to Lyme, I'd love to see them. From my readings, information is few and far between on this - especially for Lyme/etc..
We have a unique situation where we have four in the family who have done both hard chamber and soft chambers for Lyme/etc. We all have reacted differently. We have done a frequent number of treatments in both actually. So, I do have quite a bit of personal experience with four of us in both hard and soft chambers.
For Kid#1, there is absolutely no doubt to me that the hard chamber showed a much more dramatic improvement in his symptoms than the soft mHBOT home chamber. He does show improvements with the soft mHBOT, but it is much more noticable in the hard chamber HBOT for sure!
For me, on the other hand, I can't handle the hard chamber because of heart symptoms that the hard chamber triggered (I think it woke up "something", in my case, as I didn't have any heart issues until I did the hard chamber).
I am definitely impressed with HBOT (in how it helped Kid#1), which is why we purchased a home mHBOT. I'm in it for the long haul. Our HBOT technician said that we have logged more hours in our oxygen compressor than anybody else he has sold to. LOL (I think that most folks use it for a month or two and then give up/move on/try to sell it... and just are not in it for the long haul.) When all four of us are doing it in a day, it's running for ~6hours!
But I just don't agree in the hard vs soft argument and the low vs high pressure. I find each person is variable, and it's really trial and error to see what works best for an individual.
I'll continue on with our HBOT at home, but for sure, my Kid#1 responds much more positively to the hard chamber. We go back for "boosts" in the hard chamber occasionally as it makes sense. We have been on break from the soft chamber due to a house project this fall, and we did a very small number of hard chamber sessions for Kid#1 (a boost) at the start of fall. And this is the first fall where he has not shown an obvious regression in his symptoms, which is a HUGE statement for me to make because his fall regression has been pretty severe in past years. First time in several years since we started this that I can FINALLY say this. I definitely feel the hard HBOT chamber is a factor in his improvement.
However, I wish I could say the same for Kid#2, but I can't. He doesn't show the same improvements that Kid#1 does. But we still try. Perhaps he needs longer because of his given state of severity of symptoms.
It's all variable. Definitely no miracle cure, but I do appreciate and believe in it.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, improved now but not fully well
Kid#2: Very sick now despite being treated for years, bad year
Kid#3: Was doing very well (ironically had the least and shortest treatment) - but has relapsed
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids) - not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue, kidney, heart, and yeast issues
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 12/16/2016 7:28:24 PM (GMT-7)