Oh - thanks for the responses, suggestions, and well wishes. Just saw the last few posts. I wish the same for all of you/us. Haven't been on since New Year's Eve Day - forgot to log out too. I don't have a smart phone so I only use computer when I'm actually "on it" - or "at it". I've just been very weak and feel like I was beaten to a pulp (no exaggeration - I can handle daily pain for decades on end), all over my body, since the last time I looked at this board. Will try to be around and be more mentally consistent. I've been all over the place with my brain and losing track of days/time.
I think on most forums you don't really have to log out. At least I don't. LOL, this one has a tendency to make me log in again, after I've been already posting and in the middle of a reply! Your name won't show up at the bottom as on line, after you've ceased activity for a period of time.
Let's see if I can come close to describing how you feel when you say "beaten to a pulp". Would falling out of the car and bouncing down the highway sound fairly accurate? How about
being beat all over with a 2 by 4? That latter one is common on here, the first descript
ion was one I've used frequently.
That is a wonderful, yet heartbreaking aspect about
this group. We can identify
like no one else that isn't infected can.
People who are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia(correctly or not in many cases) use the phrase 'gentle hugs' with each other Because even hugs hurt, and that is surely true for Lyme and company sufferers often times.
So gentle hugs.
Oh, and by the way, I am have some success on that beat up all over feeling from using a tincture herb called Japanese Knotweed. So far it's helping more superficially, which I think is from it calming inflammations.
I still get sharp, surprising pain in my upper right arm when someone hugs me hard, though. But it's just a thought. You need to take a liver support with it, and I take another tincture called Milk Thistle. Milk thistle is a well recommended Liver support. I started with 2 ounce bottles each and they cost me about
$36 with shipping. I've gone through the Milk Thistle once, it took me a few months, and I re-ordered, but still have plenty of Knotweed to go through.
I'm a chicken about
doing to much all at once because of what I went through with the Doxycycline, and I need to be a little functional. I did not know about
de-toxing like I should have, and didn't do any of it, or it would have made that a little easier.