How are you doing lately? Are your herbs working for you?
I just read your previous post to find that your symptoms are unbelievably similar to mine.
Symptoms like tendon and joint pains that are debilitating, extreme pain, even swollen nodes in the groin are! Plus, you were diagnosed as RA, and middle age male. Almost same.
What's most surprising is that you said you are in South Carolina, right? I moved to SC back in 2007 for studying, and back then, I used to walk often in forest (a lot of tall trees). Then, just a year later, I started to show the symptoms you described, and got diagnosed as RA.
Just want to share my story with you, and want to know how you are doing. If you are successful with some protocols, please let me know as well. who knows? Your protocols may work for me as well.
I've been on the herbs for Lyme for over 5 weeks, and have been adding in the herbs for mycoplasma, little by little over the past week or so. I am still actively getting flares, although my wife just reminded me that I haven't gotten any so bad that they wake me up in the middle of the night, since I started on the herbs. I still go out places and then find I have gotten flared up so bad I can hardly walk and need hep to get back. I can feel a pick up in energy from some of the herbs, but still fatigue and crash in the middle of the day. Still have swollen nodes.
My doc mentioned checking the water for mercury. I have a well. I use reverse Osmosis but only for drinking. I got some mercury test strip to check my water where you estimate the relative level by the color the indicator turns. I checked rain water and the RO filtered water for a baseline. Both had levels somewhere between 0-50 ppb. The well water coming out of faucets tested at what looks like 200 ppb! I found out that 200 ppb mercury is the point at which the EPA considers a liquid to be toxic waste!
Even though I'm not drinking this water, we shower in it, and use it for everything else a household uses water for. Also we have a goat dairy and they drink that water and then we drink the milk. This could be the source of my high mercury levels. I am taking a sample in to a water testing facility to get a more accurate test today. Will post the results here when I get them.
Yes, I'm in SC and yes, I (used to) spend a lot of time in the woods. My house is in the woods. I think at one point I had like 17 ticks on me at once. Also have gotten into nests of nymps with countless ticks. Sung, in what area of SC do you live? What have you been tested/treated for so far?